What is Switchmate?
How does Switchmate work?
Switchmate is the world's first one-second installation smart lighting solution that instantly attaches magnetically on top of existing Toggle and Rocker light switches. With Switchmate, you can control your lights through your smartphone, have lights turn on automatically when you arrive home or enter rooms, and set timers to have your lights turn on/off automatically at preset times while you're away.
Does Switchmate use WiFi?
Switchmate uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology to connect to your smart phone through the free app available on the App store and Google Play store. We use BLE to maximize your smartphone and Switchmate's overall battery life, and create rapid connection between the 2 devices - making the range up to 150 ft. Switchmate is compatible with Android 4.4 + and iPhone 5 and above.
We are working every day to make Switchmate's compatibilities more extensive, which include Wi-Fi and smart hub compatibility!
How long does the Switchmate battery last?
Switchmate currently does not have Wi-Fi capabilities enabled because of decreased battery life. We are working to make Switchmate's capabilities more extensive every day as well as creating smart hub compatibility!
Switchmate includes 2 AA batteries that will last about 8- 12 months.