Bye Bye Standby has announced its new controller which provides a web interface to control its sockets, outlets and other modules. The controller should be connected to the internet. To communicate with Bye Bye Standby devices it uses radio frequency 433 MHz. So, you don’t need additional wiring.
To be able to use that feature Bye Bye Standby offers a web service. You need to create an account, register your controller and after that you can control your appliance, check its status and monitor energy usage from anywhere in the world via the web. Additionally, Bye Bye Standby on-line service offers sending notifications by email or SMS. But SMS is not free. you should pay for them as well as for using the service.
Sounds good but a bit now clear for me. I prefer to have built-in web server in the controller to avoid using such web services. Moreover, the service is not free. You should pay some monthly amount plus cost of SMS. But if you already Bye Bye Standby devices that controller might be interesting for you.
Bye Bye Standby Online Kit is available at price £84.99 inc VAT and three months of subscription to its web service.