01-05-2019 08:19 PM
I assume that there is a Wemo server that interfaces with the smart plug and that the Wemo smart phone application talks to the plug through the server.
1- Is the interface at the level of power on/ power off commands and power on/off indications, or is it more sophisticated? For example can the server download a schedule to the plug and can the plug execute the schedule even when connection with the server is lost?
2- What does the server do when the connection to the plug is lost?
3- What does the plug do when it loses connection to the server?
4- What does the plug do on a power down / up sequence (the house loses power for a while)?
5- Does Wemo publish statistics on the reliability of its server? Statistics on down time and response time?
The reasons for the need to understand all this is because I want to connect the smart plug to an electric heater in a room located high in the Sierra (where power is very unreliable in the winter), so that I can command the heater to be turned on a few hours before I arrive.
01-07-2019 05:26 PM
Hi, Bernand. Here are the answers to your inquiries:
Let us know if you have further inquiries.
01-07-2019 05:36 PM
OP: If you have any cell coverage you can control your Wemos even via SMS text messages with AutoMation manager, a cheap $20-30 Android phone, $3 month T-Mobile pre-paid plan and another program called Automagic.
I can elaborate further but control can still exist with an iPhone or Desktop Mac/PC as well.