No, SunPort uses Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE) not WiFi. We chose Bluetooth because we wanted people to be able to use SunPort even in places where they might not have WiFi available. This means you can take it with you. You can use your SunPort in public places like a coffee shop or at school! This also means SunPort can’t be hacked through the internet. It is among the most secure home automation devices available since it only communicates within a 20-30 foot radius.
Because the plug itself has onboard memory and processing, it will keep working even without your phone nearby. Unlike most wifi smart plugs, however, it doesn’t enable you to view or control connected devices from anywhere.