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Wemo Dimmer

by WEMO Maker Inventor on ‎05-28-2014 08:54 PM

I would like to install many wemo controlled dimmers in my home.

Power failure alerts

by Tipnel on ‎07-18-2017 08:38 AM
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.

Would be really nice if you could add the ability to group lights together but still be able to turn them on and off separately. This is really useful for rules and IFTTT.

Wemo dimmer switch rule

by Macuser007 on ‎02-01-2018 03:35 PM

Please add the new function to allow the wemo dimmer switch to change the level of the output within the rule (schedule).  Like turn on the light on sunset at 100% and change to the level to 50% after 12:00am till sunrise to turn off.

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.

 

Thanks! I'm eager to hear everyone's comments!

3 Way Light Switch / Dimmer

by mrarango on ‎06-16-2015 10:31 PM
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!!!!!

iOS 8 Homekit integration

by WEMO Maker Inventor on ‎06-04-2014 09:31 AM

Is Belkin/WeMo is working on adding support for Apple's new HomeKit platform comming in iOS8?

Wemo hardware is good.  Wemo concept is good.  The software?  Ummmmm.

There are tons of messages on the support forums complaining about the difficulty of replacing a router or even simply following security best practices and chaning the password.  It requires every Wemo switch to be reset!  If you have one device that's a hassle.  If you have 20 devices, it's a nightmare.

ALL THAT IS REQUIRED IS THAT THE DEVICE STORE TWO NETWORK CONFIGURATIONS! 
This is not rocket science.
I should be able to use the app to:


1) connect to the current network.
2) go to a menu item (e.g. Network Options) and then
  a) specify a "primary"  network configuration (generally the current network)
  b) specify a "fallback" network configuration.
  c) swap (a) and (b) if desired

  d) select the devices to be updated from a list (defaulting to "all")

  e) press a button to have the current and (new) fallback network configurations updated on all the selected devices.


This would make changing the wifi password trivial: a) choose the new wifi password, b) tell the devices what it will be and make it the new primary network configuration, and then c) change the actual password on the router.


This would make changing networks trivial if done in advance or when both networks are still operational.

If you want people use lots of Wemo devices to control their homes, you must make it practical to do so.  

 

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.

Status: Under Review

Wemo + Google Home

by jdawson on ‎01-07-2018 02:01 PM

When you connect WEMO to google home it will discover the devices you have in your wemo setup.

 

The porccess for doing this is painful but lets accept that as the problem that wemo dosn't really make you create an account and password for your wemo devices.  (They should change that...)  

But once it is setup if you make any changes to the names of your wemo devices or add new wemo devices the Google Home system has no way to re-sync.  So you have to disconnect the WEMO account from your google home (and if you have mutiple family members you have to do it mutiple times) just to get the new device or renamed devices back in sync. 

 

I am not saying this because this is what I was told that I had to do by WEMO support!

 

C'mon Belkin you need to re-think how your doing Google Home intergration.

 

Hopefully the new Apple Home Kit system will be much bettter.

 

Joe

Open Source the Firmware!

by bschonec on ‎05-13-2015 09:43 AM

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.

WeMo Power Strip

Status: Under Review
by daviddshoop on ‎07-30-2014 03:55 PM

I would like to see a WeMo power strip.  I would invision the following:

 

1. 110VAC with fuse protection

2. ~6 outlets

3. Each outlet can be controlled

   a. together (on/off) e.g. master power

   b. individualy (on/off), each outlet seprately

   c. in groups (on/off), e.g. group 1 = outlet 1, 2 and 3, group 2, outlet 4, 5 and 6.  Group 3 outlet 1 and 6.  

4. Groups can have timers/rules et against them

5. Allow proper integratino with IFTTT, more than 1 product to be interfaced with IFTTT

 

Thanks.

Status: Under Review

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.

Status: Planned
"Wemo Insight Switch". Set an alert which will notify me via sound notification alert in APP if Monitored power watts drop from 400w to 350w or 600w to 500w for example? Im currently searching for a Smart Plug that has this Alert feature as its very important to my equipment.

Wemo Dimmer IFTTT Channel?

by Gump0r on ‎05-25-2017 05:27 PM

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%
  • Fade in
    • Allow us to have it turn on and fade up to x%
    • Only if the light is already off
  • Fade out
    • 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

 

Warm regards,

Neil

 

Light/fan switch

by Janlumenti on ‎05-19-2017 12:45 PM
You need to add wall switch that works with a combo fan and light switch

Garage Opener Relay

by WEMO Maker Inventor on ‎05-28-2014 08:52 PM

Something that you could add as on open/close close button for your garage would be cool.  Simple feature tells you open or closed.

It would be useful to have a means of scheduling my outlet to come on every OTHER week.

 

Right now I have to reprogram it every week. 

 

Even better would be the ability to schedule for a month or a year.

Set Default ON State after Power Outage

Status: Planned
by Community Manager on ‎08-10-2012 02:10 PM

It would be nice if the WeMo modules could be configured to use a default ON state after a power outage, such that lights would come back ON when the power returned.

Firstly, I believe that ON/OFF state should be remembered even after a power outage anyway, so that if a light was on, it comes back on when the power returns. IMHO this should be the "normal" behaviour since this is what would be expected if WeMo switches weren't being used. Right now, after a power failure, any WeMo connected lights remain off.

Additionally, however, I would like to see an optional setting that could be used to have lights turn ON, regardless of previous state, following a return of power to the WeMo modules. This would not only be useful for things like actual power outages, but also switched outlets -- allowing a lamp to optionally be controlled by the wall switch. In this case, turning ON the wall switch would turn on the WeMo which would turn on the attached lamp.

Status: Planned