The outlet will also work with just about any smart home ecosystem. In addition to Lutron’s own app and Pico remote, it can take commands from Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, and Ring devices. A built-in smart timer also saves you the trouble of setting the time for daylight saving time.
Lutron plans to ship the Caseta Outdoor smart plug in late March for $ 80. That’s a lot for any smart plug, but the company is clearly betting you won’t mind the cost if the device survives years of merciless storms.