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In this paper, the authors present a low-cost and flexible solution to control and monitor home appliances using smart plug devices. The smart plug is a power switch which can be accessed via WiFi connection. It integrates two temp sensors, a current sensor and an IR-emitter. Users can plug devices into the smart plug to remotely switch power on/off, get information of device's power consumption and ambient temperature and eventually control the nearby devices using the integrated IR-emitter.