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 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 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 am using the wemo maker on my battery monitor as a trigger to turn on wemo switches for hot water etc when batteries are full on my off grid set up. A feature that would be amazing is to use the standby mode of one wemo switch as the trigger for another switch to utilise solar power during the day and not overload the inverter.
Thank a million if do a app update to include this feature
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.
I am deaf and I use Wemo light switches to notify me when someone rings my Skybell. Currently the Wemo light switch only supports turn on, turn off, turn on then off (which only counts as one blink if they were off), turn off then on, and toggle.
Please add a blink function to IFTTT- it should blink at least 3 times, 5 is good, returning to the original state. Even if I'm in an adjacent room, I will notice this, where I won't for one blink, especially in the daytime. Philips Hue can do this, 10 times, which is a bit much.
Just recently bought the WeMo Mini Smart Plug and set it up with my espresso machine. The scheduling and the auto-off features are both great ideas! It would be super if we could use them simultaneously.
From what I can tell, currently, there is only the option to have the plug either switch on and off for a given scheulde (multiple schedules are possible) OR have the plug automatically shut off after some time interval.
Implementing support for both should be relatively easy with the following logic:
When the switch flips on, set the auto-off timer
When the auto-off timer fires, check to see if the plug should be on or off for the current time
If it should be off, automatically turn it off
If it should be on, do nothing (plug stays on until scheduled off time)
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!!!!!
I don't want to start a rumour but last year Belkin Australians website and Bunnings and other places were having a fire sale of these Wemo power switches for $40 and now there impossible to get at any price even on Ebay!
Has anyone else had problems getting these switchs now?
I have replaced most of my house switchs with Wemo switchs!
But I am really worried if Belkin discontinue the product, my switchs and globes will be useless!
And Belkin has no obligation to continue supporting the Wemo app!
I hope they can still be use as a normal switch!
Also Belkin does not support and will not support the new Apple HomeKit standard in the future is a big worry!
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.