I have a Wemo switch on most single pole light switches in my home. I would love to wire up my 3 and 4 easy switches, but you don't support it. Please fill this need. You could use ad-hoc wireless communication to communicate the state of each switch to the others in a group.
If you are a consumer like me, there's a chance you bought the WEMO dimmer thinking the blue light below the timmer looks great as shown in most marketing materials. Well to my surprise, that light goes away when dimmer is all set up, and there's no way to change the behavior of the indicator light!
My suggestion is to allow end users to choose what the indicator light below the dimmer does. In my case, i'd like to make the indicator light below the dimmer stay on all the time or when the lights are off.
In addition, since that's an RGB light, it would be awesome to let us use a color wheel to change the color as well.
The lowest calibration setting for Wemo dimmers is still too bright for most LED dimmer setups. I realize this was probably an intentional design decision to prevent support calls due to flickering / buzzing issue. But I feel this should be enabled for power users who request it. Maybe it could be hidden behind an "are you sure" type warning.
I believe there are multiple reasons that Belkin should provide a web interface for managing an indivisulas WeMo network. Here are some of the reasons I would like it, I am sure others have some good reasons also.
1)Cell phones become obsolete too quickly to be used as the only manager for a product that should be expected to be in use for many years.
2)I use my WeMo device in remote locations, some are hours away but accessable remotely. If I lose/break/upgrade my phone, it is unrealsitic to have to travel to all of my remote sites to get my network back on my phone. A web interface would not only allow for me to continue to control the network, but could possibly allow for me to push my network to the Belkin App on my new phone.
3)Phone operating systems update so frequently, requiring frequent application updates, which can only lead to issues for us users.
4)Belkin should have no issues with constructing a web interface considering they have been in the networking game for years.
I for one have a number of light switches I would love to replace with WEMO's however the switches in question are 3-way. While I understand if the WEMO devices don't talk to each other, but neither do the analog switches I have today. Please consider adding 3 way switches this way your customer won't have to look at other products such as z-wave devices.
A single plugin to a circuit that will alert you when the power goes out. This could alert you to outtiges for refrigerators, freezers, home security, ect. It could include a failsafe power back-up for a mobile alart system.
I have a video security system that supports 16 power over Ethernet cameras (POE). The system also supports 16 external component inputs via Normally Open or Normally closed contacts NO/NC. The provides me with a way to set up door and window contacts as well as motion sensors. I even have my analog doorbell system set up to give me a signal. Even my mailbox has a sensor for open and closed door.
The 16 video cameras can be configured to alert you via email if someone or something crosses a defined area in the camera view. These alerts are are often unreliable because they are triggered by the wind, birds, and moving tree branches.
The devices on the 16 NO/NC inputs are solid and always give positive alerts and also send me emails when there is an alert from each of those 16 channels based on how you configure them.
The issue is that the video security system (aka NVR) has a very weak app. I can see the video live from the app. I can also replay recorded video. I can even turn video alerts on and off from the app. However, I can't control the external input alarms unless I log into the system. When I come home and start tripping devices my phone goes off like crazy with alerts and continues as I open and close doors and windows throughout the day.
So, I bought a 16 channel relay board for $15 dollars on Amazon and bought a single 12v relay for about $7 dollars that turns the 16 channel relay board on and off. I wired all my 16 alarm inputs from the various devices through the 16 channel relay. Plugged the single relay into the wemo and connect the single relay to the 16 channel relay board. Now I have a way to arm and disarm the 16 inputs. I can walk into my house and tell Alexa to turn off the system. This kills he power to the single relay pulling the 16 channels to ground and open. In this condition alarms can't go from the devices (door and windows sensors and motion sensors) to the NVR. I can tell Alexa to turn on the system when I leave which powers the single relay and switches all the 16 relays to closed and allows alarms to go through to the NVT. Or, if I forget to arm the system when I leave home I can turn it on via the wemo app.
I purchased the WEMO Dimmer recently after waiting patiently for it's release to market. So far I have been pleased with it in general, but the lack of an IFTTT channel for the Dimmer has halted my ability to be as creative as I wanted to be with it and been dissapointing for the $80 sticker price of the device.
When will there be an IFTTT Wemo Dimmer specific channel? The Wemo Light Switch channel will not do what I am primarily looking for.
Specifically I wanted to be able to control:
Dimmer % amounts
It's movie time! Dim the lights to 10%
Allow us to have it turn on and fade up to x%
Only if the light is already off
Allow us to have it fade off from the current level
Only if the light is alread on
Turn on (Available on Light Switch)
Basic turn on to the last dim level
Turn off (Available on Light Switch)
Basic turn off from the current dim level
Toggle (Available on Light Switch, but not wth fade option)
If on, turn off. If off, turn on.
Allow a flag to have it toggle fade in or toggle fade out
I would love to see a Wemo 3 Way light switch. I have multiple locations in my home where I have 3 Way switches and I would love to be able to control those lights with my iPhone, preferably with HomeKit. And if you could also figure out a way to make it dim dimmable that would just be awesome!!!!!
You'd have thousands of developers almost overnight if you open sourced the firmware. Look at all of the companies out there that are doing just FINE with open source. Red Hat, PuppetLabs, Ubuntu. Belkin, you make the hardware and let the hacking community make the best firmware possible.
Creating the web app that could access our devices through your WeMo server would eliminate the need for building apps across multiple devices and platforms. I currently have some wifi cameras from another company and they provide both apps for iPhone/iPad and the web based interface that I can use from a PC or Mac or another tablet that has a browser.
I understand that the current app only has the ability to control one location remotely. However, this seems to be a silly restriction and significantly limits the functionality of the product.
I have two properties that are several hundred kilometers away. Right now if I want to control both properties remotely, I need two separate devices, one for each property, which is ridiculous. If one device breaks or I lose it, I lose any ability to control one property. And if I happed to lose the device that controls the property that is truly remote, the only way I have to reconnect a new device is to physically drive 2-3 hours just so I can connect to the wifi and restablish connection. Again, this is ridiculous.
Both locations go to the cloud before they go to my device. Therefore, it should be fairly simple to be able to select different locations from within the app. From the app on a single device, I should be able to switch back and forth between property A and property B.
As a point in reference, I have a wifi thermostat in each property. I am easilty able to control each property from a single app on a single device. In addition, there is a web interface which I can use if my device breaks. This is not rocket science. I have had these wifi thermostats for 3 years. Please consider adding this basic funcationality to your app.