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Residential smart plug

A residential smart plug is a device that enables automation and remote control of almost any electrical appliance.
Smart plugs connect between power cords and wall outlets, facilitating remote control of electrical devices either as standalone solutions or within broader home or building automation systems.
Users can control smart plugs through mobile applications or smart home hubs utilizing wireless connectivity protocols such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, KNX RF, and Matter.

Key challenges

Smart plug designers often need to manage the following concerns:

  • Energy efficiency and minimal power consumption.
  • Scalable connectivity to enable deployment in multiple home network scenarios and meet the growing demand for home automation services.
  • Reliable security to prevent unauthorized access and protect against cyberattacks.

Our products and solutions

ST answers these challenges by providing a wide range of innovative products, including an extensive range of microcontrollers and microprocessors equipped with various hardware peripherals and software development tools.

ST provides a complete product portfolio of analog devices for high-efficiency power management solutions.

ST secure solutions include a product family and a complete ecosystem to support authentication, secure connection establishment, secure boot and firmware upgrade, and trusted network access.

In addition, our broad range of wireless connectivity products allows the design of multi-standard communication solutions, making residential smart plugs compatible with different home automation systems based on protocols such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, and KNX RF.