What is the difference between Kasa and Tapo

What is the difference between Kasa and Tapo
What is the difference between Kasa and Tapo
2020-01-14 13:39:21 - last edited 2020-01-14 13:41:05

I have a number of TP 100 smart plugs that I control with the Kasa app and Alexa. I would now like to add some cameras. I see that TP-Link have started a Tapo range of devices that seem similar to the Kasa range, but at a lower price and needing a separate app to control them. Apart from this is there any difference in quality, ease of use or integration with Alexa, or should I just go for the cheaper Tapo cameras and put up with having to use 2 apps?

Thanks for any comments

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Re:What is the difference between Kasa and Tapo
2020-01-16 08:31:14

@KevinC666 

 

Compared to HS100, the Tapo P100 is smaller, and the maximum load supported is lower than the HS100. 

 

And Tapo P100 only displays the total runtime per day/week/month, while HS100 displays the current rum time and the daily average per week/month, which has more information than Tapo P100. 

 

And the Tapo P100 supports up to 20 schedules at once time; while the HS100 supports 31.

 

In one word, the Tapo P100 has lower price, while the HS100 has stronger performance. 

 

May it help. 

 

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Re:What is the difference between Kasa and Tapo
2020-01-21 17:56:42
You can't use Tapo with IFTTT.
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Re:What is the difference between Kasa and Tapo
2020-03-29 15:37:33

@BogdanZ Is that true? No IFTTT?

Complete deal breaker for me, but not others I recommend to. 

 

If I needed cheaper, I'd just use Wyze plugs. Much cheaper, great support and supports IFTTT. 

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Re:What is the difference between Kasa and Tapo
2020-03-29 16:48:16

@Jeppedy, yep, true. Unfortunately 

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Re:What is the difference between Kasa and Tapo
2020-04-03 13:13:44 - last edited 2020-04-03 13:16:17

@KevinC666 

 

Looks like the Tapo plugs have better scheduling than the Kasa ones - you can set offsets for Sunrise and Sunset triggers +/- up to 6 hours.

 

Edit - just learnt that is down to V1 and V2.x of the HS100 plugs, not the app itself :-(

 

Swings and roundabouts - sadly.

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Re:What is the difference between Kasa and Tapo
2020-04-07 01:24:06 - last edited 2020-04-07 01:25:16

@BogdanZ 

 

and won't work with Kasa app. Very misleading and poor marketing choice.  Stay away. 

BogdanZ wrote

You can't use Tapo with IFTTT.

 

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Re:What is the difference between Kasa and Tapo
2020-04-13 07:55:26

 

Jeppedy wrote

@BogdanZ Is that true? No IFTTT?

Complete deal breaker for me, but not others I recommend to. 

 

If I needed cheaper, I'd just use Wyze plugs. Much cheaper, great support and supports IFTTT. 

Yes, Tapo P100 has no IFTTT, but it seems it's able to work around the clock without WIFI(tested on my router for at least 8-10 hours), Kasa HS-105 can't do the trick. But Kasa can work with IFTTT though, it depends on what you need.

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Re:What is the difference between Kasa and Tapo
2020-04-13 09:31:22

@tomhawkson1990s 

 

Kasa and Tapo work fine with Alexa at least, and that gives me the kind of scheduling I'm after - x minutes before/after sunset/sunrise, that V1 HS100s can't do.

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Re:What is the difference between Kasa and Tapo
6 hours ago
Does anyone know if the kasa home devices can be used in the talk app? I installed the app and signed in thinking "it would be great if tP link designed it to sync with the older devices" and then being disappointed when my kasa home devices were not down...
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Re:What is the difference between Kasa and Tapo
3 hours ago

@tpLnkUser923 sadly not, I think eveyone is more or less ceding integration and advanced features to Alexa now.

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