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Controlling access to electrical devices

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Introducing SecuriPlug®

Patents Granted - Investment Opportunity

The SecuriPlug® brand offers a range of Smart electronic devices for allowing access to electrical appliances only for authorised users. Now you can control who can and cannot access an appliance, monitor usage, allow access for given time periods, and receive alerts from appliances. Authorised users can control electrical appliances via a number of methods; local control via fingerprint recognition, face or voice activation, key fob or electronic card; remote control via mobile device, phone, tablet or computer. SecuriPlug® offers benefits to many market sectors including homes, healthcare, industry and hospitality.

If you are interested in finding out more about SecuriPlug® as an investment opportunity then please get in touch.

  • SecuriPlug prototype
  • SecuriPlug prototype
  • SecuriPlug prototype
  • SecuriPlug prototype
  • SecuriPlug prototype
  • SecuriPlug prototype


The Problem

Access to electrical appliances in homes, public places and commercial sectors can present safety and security risks. There are also financial and lifestyle benefits associated with controlling usage of electrical devices.

The Solution

SecuriPlug®; an intelligent lockable case for mains plugs on electronic devices. SecuriPlug® provides authorized control (locally) via, for example, a biometric fingerprint scanner or key fob, and connects remotely via smart devices such as mobile phones and tablets. Local control of SecuriPlug® allows manual override in situations where a user wants to quickly turn on/off a device.

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RFID demonstration video

Use Cases

SecuriPlug® will provide benefit in a wide range of market sectors. Sample use cases are given below.


This smart technology can be incorporated into a case to surround an existing plug, into plugs wired directly into the appliance, into wall sockets or into a plate covering over the plug. This allows various options for controlling whether a wide range of appliances can be turned on or off.

SecuriPlug™ case

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SecuriPlug® Case

The SecuriPlug® case offers the user the ability to secure an electrical appliance with no need for electrical installation experience.

The user encapsulates the plug (of the device that needs to be controlled) within the case. The case is then locked via a key in order to prevent the plug from being removed by an unauthorised user.

The electrical appliance can only be operated by plugging in the SecuriPlug® case, which has the plug enclosed within. The SecuriPlug® case is portable and can be used on a variety of different appliances.

Authorised users can turn the case/plug on and off using a variety of authentication methods such as fingerprint, key fob or RFID card.

SecuriPlug™ socket

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SecuriPlug® Socket
SecuriPlug™ socket

The SecuriPlug® socket takes the place of an existing wall socket. Installation of the socket requires electrical experience.

The socket allows 'zones' within a home or organisation to be controlled by authorised users. Users can control who can turn on/off appliances, for example to restrict access to dangerous appliances, to limit how long an appliance can be used for, to provide access only at given time periods, or to provide access to a subgroup of users.

Authorised users can turn the socket on and off using a variety of authentication methods such as fingerprint, key fob or RFID card.

SecuriPlug™ socket

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Wired SecuriPlug®
SecuriPlug™ plug

The SecuriPlug® wired plug takes the place of an existing plug connected to an appliance. Installation of the plug requires only very basic electrical experience and can typically be undertaken by the user.

The plug permanently protects an electrical appliance from being turned on/off by an unauthorised user. For example, the plug could restrict access to a games console, or could be provided as default fitted to a dangerous appliance.

Authorised users can turn the plug on and off using a variety of authentication methods such as fingerprint, key fob or RFID card.

Socket Plate
SecuriPlug™ socket

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SecuriPlug® Socket Plate
SecuriPlug™ socket-plate

The SecuriPlug® plate takes the place of an existing wall socket. The appliance cables are permanently wired into the socket. Installation of the socket requires electrical experience.

The plate is particularly suited for protecting appliances from being turned off by unauthorised users. For example, it can be used to protect fridges/freezers from being turned off in a variety of environments such as hospitals and research laboratories.

Authorised users can turn the plate on and off using a variety of authentication methods such as fingerprint, key fob or RFID card.

The CAD images shown on this website are examples of how the final products may look. Final production designs are likely to differ from those shown.


  • Why is SecuriPlug different from other Smart devices on the market that control electrical appliances?

    SecuriPlug® unique selling point is ‘security and control’. It restricts access to appliances only to authorized users. Other devices do something similar but the difference is that they can be unplugged and overridden.

  • How unique is SecuriPlug?

    SecuriPlug® has four patents granted in the UK as well as one in the USA. SecuriPlug® is also patent-pending in Europe, Hong Kong, China and Japan.

  • What stage of development is SecuriPlug at?

    SecuriPlug® has been designed by the University of West of England. Prototypes have been produced for demonstration purposes. The next stage will be to commercialise SecuriPlug® and take it to market.

  • What do you mean by ‘investment opportunity’?

    The Director of SecuriPlug® is open to options. This may include, and not limited to, outright purchase of the SecuriPlug® business, funding of the commercialisation/marketing stage, or investment via a licensing deal.

  • What interest have you already received?

    SecuriPlug® was awarded two grants from the European Union Development fund. This allowed The University of West of England to design the device as well as providing consultancy support. In 2019 SecuriPlug® won awards at the British Invention Show for International Invention of the Year (Diamond) and British Invention of the year (Platinum).

  • What does the SecuriPlug business comprise?

    SecuriPlug Ltd is a fully established business. The company owns: all of the IP rights, including four UK granted patents, a USA patent granted and patents pending in Europe, Hong Kong, China and Japan; the SecuriPlug® registered trademark; designs and prototypes.

  • Does SecuriPlug need to be connected to the internet to work?

    No. SecuriPlug® can be operated locally via a range of methods including fingerprint, voice, face recognition, key fob and electronic card.

  • How can I access SecuriPlug remotely?

    Remote access will be via a phone, tablet, laptop or PC. An app or software application will allow one or more electrical appliances to be turned on/off and monitored. Timers can be set is required. Notifications will allow for remote monitoring under certain circumstances, such as ensuring an appliance is only turned on for a specific length of time.

In The Media

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Listen to Dr Simon Colling being interviewed about SecuriPlug on BBC Radio Oxford

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