For the non-smart devices on your deck and gardens, it’s always a good idea to buy outdoor smart plugs. With these smart plugs, you can control the connected devices from an app. And if you have an Amazon Alexa-based smart home, the Alexa-compatible outdoor smart plugs make it easier to issue voice commands, group smart plugs together and create smart routines.
So, to turn your deck lights, outdoor string lights, and garden fountain smarter and control them with voice commands, here are our recommendations for the best Alexa-compatible outdoor smart plugs. But first,
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1. Geeni Indoor/Outdoor Smart Plug
IP Rating: N/A | No. of Outlets: 1
It has a companion app to set up everything. After that, you will need to link it to the Alexa app and it connects easily. You may control it using voice commands or the Alexa app. So far, it has raked in several positive reviews, with users praising its easy-to-install and weatherproof design.
Why you should buy it: Affordable and durable
2. Syantek Outdoor Wi-Fi Outlet
IP Rating: N/A | No. of Outlets: 3
The outlets are pointed in the outward direction, and you get enough space to plug in the device of your choice. It has a solid build, and the durable design ensures that the design will last you a long time.
The only limitation is that the outlets are not independent. So if you switch one of the outlets off, the rest of the two will follow suit. The same is true of schedules and routines. But for the price, the idea of a smart outdoor plug that works flawlessly is great. Do note that it only works on a 2.5 GHz Wi-Fi network. So if you have a combined mesh network in your house, it may be difficult to set up this smart home device.
It works as intended, and the Alexa compatibility is flawless. It stays connected and is reliable.
Alternatively, you can check out the BN-Link Smart Outdoor Outlet. It has a similar design to the one above and is almost in the same price bracket.
Why you should buy it: Affordable and durable
3. Kasa Outdoor Smart Plug
IP Rating: IP64 | No. of Outlets: 2
However, the feature that sets it apart from the one above is the individual outlets. You can control the outlets individually through the app or Alexa voice commands. You can assign different names to the switches via the Alexa app and give voice commands accordingly. This makes it immensely simple to control your outdoor gadgets or create a schedule or group.
It stays connected to Wi-Fi, and this is a huge plus. However, if you use only one of the ports, make it a point to cover the outlet with a flap. Plus, do note that the makers have not mentioned any IP rating for this device.
Like the one above, it works only in the 2.4GHz Wi-Fi band.
Why you should buy it: Individual control of the outlets
4. Amazon Basics Outdoor Smart Plug
IP Rating: IP65 | No. of Outlets: 5
Interestingly, the Amazon Basics outdoor smart plug has a think casing and a solid build, and the same is true of the cable. It sports two lights at the top, which display the connection status. You can cover the outlets with the flap when not in use.
It works as advertised and you can control both outlets individually. The Alexa integration means you can create groups, create routines & schedules or control directly through voice commands.
If you are looking for an affordable and easy-to-use smart outdoor plug, you can’t go wrong with the one by Amazon Basics.
Why you should buy it: Direct integration with the Alexa app
5. meross Outdoor Wi-Fi Outlet
IP Rating: IP44 | No. of Outlets: 3
It’s rated IP44 and can take its share of water splashes. However, it’s not waterproof, and we’d recommend mounting it in a shaded place where it wouldn’t get drenched.
That said, it works as intended with Amazon Alexa, and the setup process is not difficult either. It’s a popular product on amazon and has raked in over 1,000 user ratings and a majority of them are positive.
Why you should buy it: Three independent outlets
Make Your Garden Smart
When it comes to outdoor smart plugs, you will have to check the location and the product’s IP rating. If you are looking for a fully waterproof product, it’s best to stick to IP65 products like the one from Amazon Basics. However, if you plan to install the said plug on your deck or patio, something like the meross Outdoor Wi-Fi Outlet would be the perfect pick.
Last updated on 13 October, 2022
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