Control Smart Device with Deco App < Tapo/Kasa/Philips Hue/Matter >

Control Smart Device with Deco App < Tapo/Kasa/Philips Hue/Matter >

 

Hey there, TP-Link Deco mesh network users! Some of you might have noticed there is a “Smart Home” feature in your Deco App, have you wondered what it is and how can you utilize it? In this article, we’ll introduce the “Smart Home” feature in the Deco App and answer the questions you may want to know.

 

What is the “Smart Home” feature in Deco App?

Deco “Smart Home” feature provides a convenient gateway to smart living. Without the need for additional smart home apps, you can now directly add and manage smart devices, including TP-Link Tapo, Kasa, and Philips Hue bulbs through the Deco app! If you're a Deco user intrigued by smart home tech or a newbie looking for a hassle-free start, give it a go and discover the convenience of a smarter lifestyle!

 

What Can You Do in Deco App?

Add a New Smart Device

There is no need to download and install individual apps for your smart devices like Kasa, Tapo, or Philips Hue, now, you can seamlessly add and setup smart devices directly within the Deco App.

How to configure the TP-Link Smart Bulbs/Plugs/Switches on the Deco App

 

Essential Smart Device Control

Smart devices within the Deco App offer more than just a connected device display on the router’s client list. You can achieve basic control over the smart devices, such as on/off switches and Schedules.

 

Smart Action < Automation & Shortcut >

Don’t worry about sacrificing the Automation ability, one of the standout features of smart home devices just because it is bridged and controlled through a router app, Deco. 
TP-Link Smart Action feature is available in Deco app, guarantees a seamless and personalized smart home experience right at your fingertips. Catering to diverse usage scenarios by setting up Automation rules or creating one-touch control (Shortcut) for multiple devices. 
*This feature applies to TP-Link Kasa and Tapo devices only.


How to use the Shortcut function in the Deco app
How to use the Automation function in the Deco app

 

 

What Smart Devices are Supported in Deco App?

 

 

  1. Tapo/Kasa: Smart Plug, Smart Bulbs, Smart Switches
  2. Philips Hue: Light Bulbs
  3. Matter Device*: Smart Switches, Smart Bulbs, Smart Plugs

 

*A Matter-enabled main deco is required to add Matter devices

 

Which Deco model supports “Smart Home”?

 

Product Line Supported Models
AC Series Deco M5, Deco M1300, Deco P7, Deco M9Plus.
AX Series Deco W3600, Deco X20, Deco X25, Deco X60,Deco X68 V2, Deco X4300 Pro V1
Deco X5700, Deco X90, Deco 50, Deco X55, Deco W6000, Deco W3600
AXE Series Deco XE5300, Deco XE75, etc.
BE Series Deco BE85, Deco BE95, etc.

 

*More models will be supported soon! Check device's firmware release notes on TP-Link official website or consult technical support for the latest information.

 

Important Notice

 

To enhance device security, Tapo and Kasa recently upgraded to the new security protocol, KLAP. However, some models of Deco routers have not yet synchronized with this protocol. As a result, the latest security protocol-enabled Tapo/Kasa devices cannot be added to the Smart Home section, and an error message may appear: "The current firmware version of the Deco router is not supported. Please check if there is a newer version and update before continuing."

 

Deco models that supports KLAP: X20 V4, X20-4G V2, X50 V1.26, X55 V1.26, X60 V1.0/3.0, BE95 V1, BE85 V1.0/2.0, BE16000 V1, etc

 

KLAP support will be done gradually through firmware updates on Deco (main deco). Search device's firmware release notes on TP-Link official website for the latest information.

 

 

 

Compare Deco Smart Home VS. Tapo App

 

Deco app opens the door to initiate your smart home journey, meeting the basic needs of beginners. Let’s see what the smart device can and can’t do in Deco App vs the ability in Tapo App.

*Kasa is now supported in Tapo App. Here we mainly compare the skills supported by Tapo App.

 

Device Control

  Deco Smart Home Tapo/Kasa App
Smart Light Bulbs Turn ON/OFF
Schedule
Adjust Brightness*
Adjust Color*
Energy Usage Display
Mesh Technology
Device Isolation

Turn ON/OFF
Schedule
Adjust Brightness
Adjust Color
Energy Usage Display
Timer
Away Mode
Themes*
Preset
Auto Match/Compensation*
Groups


And More to Explore…

Smart Plug Turn ON/OFF
Schedule
Energy Usage Display
Turn ON/OFF
Schedule
Timer
Away Mode
Auto-Off Timer*
Groups
And More to Explore…
Smart Switch Turn ON/OFF
Dimming*
Schedule
Energy Usage Display

 
Turn ON/OFF
Schedule
Timer
Away Mode
Dimming Calibration*
Smart Control*
And More to Explore…

 

*Function varies from device model, hardware, and firmware versions. To confirm whether your device supports certain features, check product specifications on TP-Link official website, or consult TP-Link technical support team.

 

 

 

Shortcut

 

  Deco Tapo
Control Smart Devices

Control one or multiple Kasa/Tapo devices

e.g. Turn On Bedroom light.

Control Network Devices

Adjust network device’s connection priority.

e.g. Set John’s iPhone as High Priority

/
Run Shortcut /

One tap control

e.g. Enable Night Sleep mode.

Enable/Disable Automation / e.g. Disable Detection Alerts (when arriving home)

Send Me Notification

Trial*

Available in Smart Action 2.0

/ Send an App push notification after running a shortcut or an automation is triggered.
Delay / Set a delay between two actions

 

 

Automation
  Deco Tapo
Trigger List Time of Day

Run the automation at a set time

e.g. Turn On Coffee machine at 7:30 AM

Smart Device Status Change

Run an automation when the smart home device’s status changes

e.g. Turn off hallway lights when bedroom light turns on.

Network Device Status Change

Run an automation when a network device connects or disconnects.

e.g. Turn off TV when TV connects to the network. Delay Action 2 hours.

/
Arrive/Leave (Geofencing) /

Set mobile device’s geolocation as a trigger

e.g. Enable Home mode when John’s iPhone arrives home. 

Condition (If)

Trial*

Available in Smart Action 2.0

/

Execute the action if conditions are met. (Optional)

e.g. When John’s iPhone leaves home
If front door is open (contact sensor)
Then send me a notification




Action

 
Control Smart Devices

Control one or multiple Kasa/Tapo devices

e.g. Turn On Bedroom light.

Control Network Devices

Adjust network device’s connection priority.

e.g. Set John’s iPhone as High Priority

/
Run Shortcut / e.g. Enable Night Sleep mode.
Enable/Disable Automation / e.g. Disable Detection Alerts (when arriving home)

Send Notification

Trial*

Available in Smart Action 2.0

Deco Send an App push notification when the automation is triggered

Tapo Send an App push notification after running a shortcut or an automation is triggered.

Delay / Set a delay between two actions

 

 

Recommended Templates

Tapo app comes with a variety of classic scenes (shortcuts) and automation templates for different scenarios.

 


 

 

 

Already attracted by the fascinating Smart Action skills?

Let’s download Tapo/Kasa App for a complete smart experience, explore advanced features, and elevate your smart home life beyond the essentials!

 

 

 

Things You May Want To Know

 

1. Can I sync existing devices to Deco App if they’re already configured in Tapo/Kasa App?

Yes.

 

For Tapo devices: In the Deco App, navigate to Smart Home > Add Device. Supported Tapo devices will be automatically scanned. Once the scan is complete, add them to the Deco Smart Home list.

 

For Kasa devices: Kasa devices will be added to Deco Smart Home automatically upon connecting to the Deco WiFi. Auto-syncing may fail due to unexpected network fluctuations without reporting an error. In such cases, manually scan and add Kasa devices to the Smart Home list.

 

*Note: Only devices bound to the same TP-Link account and within the same WiFi (same subnet) can be synced to the Deco App.

 

2. Why do some of my Tapo/Kasa devices display a generic device name in Deco App instead of the custom device name set in Tapo/Kasa App?

The device’s name in Tapo/Kasa App can only be synced to Deco App if the devices are supported by Deco Smart Home feature and have been added to the Deco Smart Home list. 
If your devices meet these conditions but the custom device name set in the Tapo/Kasa App is not synchronized with Deco, try to manually scan for device synchronization to update the device name. 

 

How to sync Tapo/Kasa device to Deco Smart Home?
In the Deco App, navigate to Smart Home > Add Device. Supported Tapo/Kasa devices will be automatically scanned. Once the scan is complete, add them to the Deco Smart Home list.

 

 

3.    How many devices can be added to Deco Smart Home?


•    Up to 32 devices can be added if the Deco firmware is released before May 2023.
•    Up to 64 devices can be added if the Deco firmware is released after May 2023. 


* The device quantity refers to the number of controllable units. For example, if a device is a 6-outlet power strip, it will be considered as 6 devices.

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You no longer need to download and install individual apps for your smart devices like Kasa, Tapo, or Philips Hue. Instead, seamlessly add and set up smart devices directly within the Deco App.You no longer need to download and install individual apps for your smart devices like Kasa, Tapo, or Philips Hue. Instead, seamlessly add and set up smart devices directly within the Deco App. Whether you’re a Deco user intrigued by smart home tech or a newbie looking for a hassle-free start, give it a go and discover the convenience of a smarter lifestyle!Whether you’re a Deco user intrigued by smart home tech or a newbie looking for a hassle-free start, give it a go and discover the convenience of a smarter lifestyle! 

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