A Vera controller is the foundation of your smart home. It is what enables the other devices in your home to communicate with each other to create a 'smart home.' Our controllers are compatible with smart devices from many brands, so you can add sensors, switches, thermostats, and more to your Vera controller.
Start a smart home with a single device
The PlugHub Energy combines the features of a smart home hub, smart plug, and energy monitor—all at a price far below what you’d pay for separate devices.
A true plug and play experience
Just plug in your hub to turn standard appliances into smart ones and get control of thermostats, sensors, door locks, and more through the Vera app for iOS and Android.
Save energy. Save money.
Monitor the energy output of “energy vampires” like your set-top box, or just plug it into a lamp and get in-app updates on usage so you can keep an eye on your consumption.
Just say the words
The PlugHub Energy works with popular voice assistants including Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa. Just apply the Vera skill and use your voice to control even more of your smart home.
PlugHub Energy can help you with
Pair the hub to door, window, or motion sensors and get alerts on your phone when unusual activity occurs.
Save on heating & cooling costs by automatically adjusting your smart thermostat when nobody’s home.
Monitor other Z-Wave “metered class” devices to give you a more complete picture of your energy consumption.
What else can it do?
Compare the features of PlugHub Energy with our other hubs to find the one that’s right for you.
Save big on starter sets
Pair our newest 3-in-1 control hub with two LED bulbs and get the convenience of smart lighting right from your phone with the Vera app. Turn on the lights before you arrive or turn them off without getting out of bed. Plus, use the smart-plug functionality to create another smart device.
Monitor the most important access points of your home by pairing four sensors with our new 3-in-1 control hub, and get alerts on your phone if unusual activity is detected. Plus, plug any lamp into the PlugHub Energy for instant smart lighting.
Get set up in no time
Take advantage of Vera Easy Start, a personalized, guided installation service that helps you get your Vera system up and running in under an hour.
Control your home with a tap
The Vera app for iOS and Android features an intuitive interface to help you keep your home exactly as you like it.
Ezlo PlugHub Energy
The only smart plug with a built-in control hub.
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160 MHz 32-bit LX6
NOR 16 MB
SRAM 520 KB
AC 100-110VAC, 50-60Hz (US)
AC 100-110VAC, 50-60Hz (US)
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Next generation of Smart Home Hub Controller
Our smallest, most affordable controller is the perfect way to get started with Vera and discover how home control can bring incredible convenience to your everyday life. With its built-in WiFi and Z-Wave radios you can control everything using only one app, including lights, sensors, doorlocks, thermostats, and more.
Make your home smarter and safer
Our most powerful controller delivers all the benefits of the VeraPlus, while also offering additional security features to ensure your home is always safe.
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Frequently asked questions
We offer a wide range of hubs so whether you’re looking to start small or install a complete home automation setup, Vera has an option that’s right for you. The Ezlo Atom and Ezlo PlugHub Energy are our newest and most affordable hubs. They offer the basics of home control and device monitoring and are ideal for anyone looking to try home automation for the first time. The Vera Edge offers a more complete solution, with support for cameras and advanced scene control, as well as control for up to 80 Z-Wave and Wi-Fi devices. The VeraPlus offers more power and processing speed, enabling simultaneous control of up to 150 devices, and it’s also compatible with Zigbee and devices, giving you even more options for smart devices you can integrate into your home. Our Vera Secure combines the best of home control with the best of home security, including compatibility with all three key protocols, and features a built-in siren alarm, backup battery and a backup cellular connection in the event of power or internet loss.
Extremely secure. The Z-Wave security implementation features 128-bit encryption, and is also used by some of the world's most security-conscious companies, including major lock manufacturers.
To maximize compatibility. Our philosophy is quite simple: We think you should be able to choose your preferred brand and model of thermostat, door lock, sensor, and other smart devices. Unlike other companies that constrain your ability to use products outside their ecosystem, we believe you should be able to use any device from any brand—and we're integrating more products every day.
Keep in mind that Vera uses at least two wireless communication systems: Wi-Fi for cameras and Z-Wave for most other devices. Your Wi-Fi cameras should work wherever in your home or office you can use your mobile device. When needed, you can add a Wi-Fi range extender. Z-Wave and Zigbee devices automatically create mesh networks, so for best results you should ensure that at least one device is within 25 feet of your controller, and the next device within at least 25 feet of that one, and so on.
Yes. If you have a Vera Edge, Vera Plus, or Vera Secure, your system will work all the time, even when your internet service goes down. You will not be able to access the system remotely, but the system will continue to work—and if equipped with cellular backup capability, your Vera system can also send out text and/or email notifications without Internet.
No. Vera Home Controllers are sold with our commitment that no monthly fees are required, and this will not change. You can self-monitor your system using the Vera App for no charge, but if you'd like to add additional services or layers of security, such as oura VeraProtect Professional Monitoring Service, you can do so on a monthly or yearly basis, with fees that are in-line with, and often more affordable than, those you might get through traditional security companies.
Yes. The Through Vera and your Smartphone you cam trigger events like thermostat adjustments, notifications, or other automated responses.
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