<p>I just got into WEMO devices and I love them. I invision replacing all my wall switches with new WEMO ones but I can begin to really consider that without Dim capability built into the switch. I have many 3 way and even a 4 way switch so it would be even better if it had support for that as well. To go just one step further, couldn't it measure power consumption of whatever the switch is powering </p>
Wouldn't it be awesome to be able to select different coffee flavors using WeMo every morning!
It would be amazing to have a coffee maker that can hold at least 5-7 K-Cups for the entire week and then have it dispense based on your morning coffee craving. Tell you when you need to restock on your k-cups and if the water tank needs refilling.
I work in a Nursing home where there is need to control the nurse call box via a voice command. The closest I came is with the Wemo maker and the echo...but having trouble connecting the echo to the wemo maker.
I have 4 WeMo sswitchs that I have had for 2 years and a recent change to my routers config caused the units to disconnect.. I have tried many times to get the units to broadcast their info so I can proceed with set up... unfortunately they dont seem to want to broacast... remember settngs un-checked, Cellular data turned off, tried the forget primary Wifi SSID for home router...I have had this problem many times over and eventually I have been able to get the SSID for each switch to establish the linkage and set-up... This time they just dont want to reliably broadcast... What is the broadcast intervals and do these units die a slow death over a couple of years?
That app on the phone seems a little slow and not as smooth or fluid as i would liek a home automation product to be. if there wa a desktop app to set rules and possible web browser access when away. That may aleeviate some of my frustration with the app.
Which is great, but it would be nice to add a 'toggle' option.
This is already available in the IFTTT integtation, but would be better to have it locally too as it's a bit more reliable!
I have my sun blinds connected to a WeMo Maker - and at sunset I'd like to 'reverse them'.
If it's been hot and sunny and they are closed to stop the house turning into a greenhouse - I want to open them to cool the house. If it's been normal day and the blinds are open I want to close them.
I have other uses for toggle where I've integrated WeMo maker into my own circuit and so would just like to switch state.
byJamesFromIT02-22-201601:47 AM - edited 02-22-201602:02 AM
I was looking at that feature that lets you take a picture of the appliance and assign that to the WEMO device that powers it. This is a very cool feature. I had the idea of possibly adding icons which are included with the app that a user can pick from which could represent the device. I have included an example of icons below in the spoiler.
I'm not confident enough to set this up myself, but looking at the WeMo Maker web page, it's clear that it can take readings from a temperature probe, and then adjust current - enough to control a Hot Tub?
Say I'm on my way home from skiing. I want to open the app in the parking lot, tell the tub to warm up, then come home to a pre-warmed tub!
Otherwise, I have to wait for it to heat up, which can take 45 mins + and I'm just not that patient.
Any thoughts? The internet isn't clear about DC controllers for Tubs.
I'd be highly interested in a wemo product that let me power cycle it from the internet with an 'auto-on' option. I take long trips away from home and I regularly check in on my home automation (alarm, a/c, cameras, etc.). Sometimes there is a problem that only a physical power cycle to the router will fix.
It would be very handy to have an option where you could tell the wemo insight plug to power down the plug for say, 1 minute, then power it back up. That would reset my router and allow me access to everything again.
Problem - Unable to update FW on all 3x external switches & 1x wall switch. iOS app sometimes shows "FW upgrade successfull" and "Update Complete" , but reloading app gives "new FW available.
Solution - Disconnect/power off OpenVPN server on local network, reboot router, FW upgrade successful.
Why this works (IMHO) - From what I can tell, the Wemo upgrade process involves connecting to Amazon Web Service (the cloud or AWS) and then establishing a Open VPN connection to the Wemo upgrade servers. In my router, I could see a established connection to AWS, and then a 'waiting' connection to 10.8.0.1 (default IP for OpenVPN). But, since I have OpenVPN running on a server inside my LAN, Wemo's were attempting to connect to MY OpenVPN server @ 10.8.0.1. After I shut down my server & rebooted my router (to clear ARP cache), Wemo's were able to sucessfully update.
Recomendation: Perhaps Wemo could set their Open VPN server up on something other than the default IP??
The logic behind "FW upgrade successfull" need to be MUCH stronger. Perhaps the App could give some feedback, something like "Unable to connect to Wemo servers"???
P.S. "WeMo Cares" on twitter responded to me quickly, but they eventually passed me off to "2nd tier" support, which I never heard from (it's been 2 days).
Our electric company has a program called EZ3. The cost of electricity is much higher from the hours between 3:00 PM - 6:00 Pm. To cut my usage for those three hours I set my rules to turn off my refrigerator at 3:00 and on again at 6:00. This of course turns it off completely, lights and all. Rather than turning it off completely it would be nice to set it in standby mode for a set period of time. That way the compressor will not run, but at least the lights would come on