433 MHz remote control, not WiFi
The Comfort Plug does not connect via WiFi but via a wireless 433 MHz radio. A wireless radio similar to the remote control to lock and unlock your car. The radio transmitter to send commands to the Comfort Plugs is built into your Smappee monitor. The commands to control your Comfort Plugs are not issued by your phone or tablet over WiFi, or Bluetooth. The maximum range between Smappee and the Plug is 15 meters.
Privacy.. a unique key!
In order to use the plug, you will have to pair the plug to your Smappee monitor. The plug will receive a unique key from the Smappee monitor and from then on only accept commands issued by those "paired" devices using these unique keys.
The Comfort Plug can be paired with a maximum of 3 devices (e.g. Smappee monitor, Remote Control One - button 1, Remote Control Two - button 2)
The Plugs are One Way only!
The Comfort Plug is a one way only Radio Controlled switch. The plug can only receive commands to turn ON and turn OFF, and are not able to respond to the Smappee monitor in order to confirm that the command has been received and executed!
Feedback via the Consumption and Events!
If you connect the plug to e.g. an appliance that you have identified with Smappee, then you can watch the event list and verify that the plug turned on at a specific time by verifying that immediately following the ON/OFF event of the Comfort Plug, the appliance (powered by the plug) turned ON or OFF as well. In other words, confirmation of the ON or OFF comes via the consumption.
The "Plugs" screen allows you to turn ON and OFF your plugs. At the top of this screen, a light grey "events" area, shows events like "Home cinema On" and power changes (in this example "+386 W"). You can check if the plug turned ON or OFF something (power increase) or a specific appliance.
Does the App show if the plug is ON or OFF?
No. The App does not "know" the state of the plug.
This is because the plug is one-way, it only receives radio signals, but does not send it's current state to Smappee.
Since the state of the plug may change outside the control of Smappee (using the manual remote control, power reset, out of range, ...) the Smappee and the App have no way of being sure of the actual state of the plug.