TP-Link imports its Tapo smart home line from Europe to the U.S. – Ed Oswald

TP-Link, best known in smart home circles for its Kasa Smart line of Wi-Fi products, is bringing its Tapo brand to the U.S. for the first time. The product line includes a smart home hub that can control Tapo sensors and other devices that operate on the long-range, battery-conserving 922MHz frequency band. The line also includes a variety of smart lights, switches, plugs, and even security cameras.

The Tapo brand has been available for more than two years in several European markets, and most of the products in it are compatible with Apple’s HomeKit ecosystem. But Tapo devices are not compatible with the Kasa Smart product line, so TP-Link intends to operate the two brands independently. Users who decide to buy both brands anyway will need to operate them with different apps.  

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