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Index my devices alphabetically

by Fred on ‎11-26-2017 06:41 PM
Wemo devices, in the 1st page of the app, should be alphabetical to make them easier to find. Listing is now “last installed at the bottom of the list “. Belkin, Please do this

Devices are Not Available

by RonFromPbg on ‎01-08-2018 05:11 PM

Two Wemo Smart Plug/Outlets installed and linked to Google Home.  Worked originally.  Then one stopped responding and the other a acouple of weeks later.  Verbal commands result in "It looks like the <device name> isn't available right now.".  Have unlinked Wemo from Google home and relinked it, several times (including today after the indication that all systems were patched).

Have asked Google Home to sync which does not result in anything working.

This issue has persisted since mid-November.

Request: WiFi Water Leak Sensor

by Magnolia on ‎05-18-2018 05:21 AM
Please make a WiFi (no hub req.), 2-stage, plug-in (with backup battery) water leak sensor that seamlessly works with your other great Wemo products. If a leak in my basement is detected I’d like it to automatically turn on my Wayne WaterBug pump. Other products range from $20 to $100+ but none contain ALL the features stated here. Must also be IFTTT, Apple HomeKit, Alexa, Google compatible also. Thank you!

Wemo Apps For Laptop PC Computers

by acvegas on ‎05-17-2018 08:41 PM

Just a suggestion:

 

I have the WeMo App (Light/AC Switch Control) for Smart Phones.  You should also have WeMo Light Control & Wireless Camera program/app for PC-Windows 10 Laptop Computers and tablets. PC Computers still do exist.

 

This company does: https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Reolink-WiFi-Camera-w-SD-Card-HD-4MP-IP-Video-Audio-Surveil...

 

This company above (Reolink) allows the user to remotely view their camera via: free Reolink App on the user's mobile device, free Reolink Client on the user's computer, web browsers (IE, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari, Firefox, etc.).

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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

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!!!!!

Make Wemo Bulbs HomeKit Compatible

by Quazar on ‎02-23-2018 06:54 AM
Belkin has discontinued the production of the Wemo bulb, not sure why because they work great. Now for everyone who has a bunch of these bulbs they are left behind and to but Hue lights because the bulbs are not currently supported by the Wemo Bridge. What is the point of making a bridge if half the products are not even compatible with it?? This was a terrible business decision (to discontinue the bulbs and quit supporting them) because I’m now switching completely to Phillips Hue. I imagine most people will end up doing the same.

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?

Power Strip

by DancingBrook on ‎02-16-2018 08:59 AM

Get on it as others already are.

 

And make them all HomeKit compatible, without an extra purchase.

 

From a discussion thread:
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

 

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

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.

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

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 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.  

 

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

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.

app update...

by dmor on ‎12-17-2017 10:53 PM

The rules option needs to be able to tell me at a glace which mini switch is using what rules intead of oppeing each rule to remember what switch does that rule.  Very frustration if you have like 7 mini plugs at 2 locations

 

Wemo device name vs Home Name

by hursey on ‎03-28-2018 07:22 PM

OMG... EVERY TIME I ope the Wemo app I am asked whether I want to use the Wemo Device name or the Apple Home device name...EVERY TIME! Can the app just please remember my preference or give me the option to have it stop asking?? So Annoying!

Dedicated iPad App

by mwangeman on ‎05-09-2015 01:53 PM
When will you guys make an universal WeMo App that looks good on the iPad?