Last week, Wemo, the smart home unit within Belkin, released an update to its Wemo Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug. The update is the first implementation of a software-only method to gain Apple’s HomeKit security certification for smart home devices. Despite the appeal, the usefulness of smart plugs, and their role in the expanding smart home adoption, software upgrades to a smart plug would not normally register as a starting point for a significant shift in the smart home market—except that in this case, it is.
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