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.
It would be nice if Belkin were to partner with a manufacturer that already provides a wall plate ceiling fan control that could also tie into IFTTT. Example such as "If the outside temp goes below 75 degrees, set the bedroom fan to low". This way when it cools down while you're asleep, you won't be chilly because the fan is too high.
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.
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.
"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.
We all have wall warts everywhere. Enough already! They don't look good.
I understand why you've gone the direction you've gone with respect to plugging into electrical outlets. Doesn't require an electrician (I'd argue swapping a receptical doesn't require an electrician either). For every device designed to plug into a receptical, I'd like to see an comparable wall-plate version. For recepticals, those could be proud of the wall by as much as 1/2 inch in my opion, if package size isn't available.
A perfect example is the motion sensor. If there were a decora compatible in-wall version, you could sell me at least a half dozen for integration with the Light Control Switch. One can easily add a (2)-gang box where a 1-gang box existed (or 3-gange where 2 existed, etc.). Then a motion sensor could be installed adjacent to the swith location OR adjacent to a wall receptical. It's just cleaner installation overall and one could better utilize Light Control Switches elsewhere in my home.
While I'm on the subject, the product line could benefit from a Light Control Swith with integrated motion sensing as well. That mimics a common switch on the market. I'd pay as much as $20/switch more for the additional functionality.
Same thing with the receptical switches (of which I own 4)...I'd much rather they were integrated into the wall and didn't take up limited recepticle space. After all...if one has children, those are probably all occupied by a transformers with a multitude of different plugs associated with an even wider variety of stuff.
Here's an application that's an annoyance in my home built in the 90's: the wall wart that is the CO detector. How about a 3-gang, WeMo enabled CO detector? Cut some drywall and swap out a 1-gang for a 4-gang at a wall receptacle...wire into power...nice clean installation. And besides the alarm, with WeMo and IFTTT integration, one could have bedroom lights flash or something.
At some point you're going to have to deal with new construction. Dangling off an outlet isn't a great plan and other companies have more integrated options. I'd buy integrated product for remodeling my own home. Haven't at this point because the consumer adopted standard doesn't seem to have settled, and I don't want 10 more things dangling off my router either.
Hi there - I was directed to this site from getsatisfaction.
I was hoping to get some insight (excuse the pun) on when or if there is an iPad app in development. It is really frustrating to have no access to landscape mode, especially when that is exactly how the netcams want to work. I have my iPad wall mounted as a control station, and this feature would be awesome
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.
IFTTT wemo lighting channel is great, but there's no toggle action. The switch has toggle, but the lighting only is on or off. So you have to make a separate recipe for on and off, which is annoying, especially for the Do app, where you only get 3 buttons
After years of using the Insight, I finally decided to snag a Lightswitch. Specifically, I was looking for a timed switch, that will make sure it turns off when someone leaves it on--a perfect job for Auto-Off Timer, right?
Turns out that subsequent presses of the switch simply reset the timer. Say I have the Auto-Off rule set for 1 min. (The switch is a closet light). I go in, do my thing, and then turn the light off as i'm leaving...NOPE! We're back to a minute. OK, so I'll turn it off in the app, NOPE! same functionality.
So how about it Belkin, can we at least have the choice of what subsequent button presses do with auto-off timer? I can see use cases where you'd want to reset the timer, but it seems like the more practical one, is that you override/cancel the timer...you know use a light switch like a light switch? (Keyword: switch...to change state). The thing with smart switches, is I want them to function like a switch, but to be smart about it. This is not how to be smart about it.
My biggest idea for these plugs is some basic reliability. Every app update that comes through comes with enhancements for coffee pots and crockpots and yet every week often times multiple times my switches drop off the network, the names get muddled, pictures disappear. Why is all this effort being added to other devices when you cannot even get the basics right?
You want us to 'Wemo That' and make everything Wemo but I will certainly not be spending any more money on the switches given their reliability and in fact really want a refund for them but I doubt this will be forthcoming.
If you can nail the reliability then these will be fantastic products that would be highly recommended. These products feel like you have released the product and forgotten about it, ongoing support is essential as is actual product improvement, especially when you want us to trust you with electricity in our homes.
An iPhone 6 optimised app is also a bare minimum, the iPhone 6 has been out for nearly a year now and yet it still is not optimised? Much much smaller companies had apps ready for day 1 and yet nearly a year later you have nothing? Again this feels like a product you released and given up on. The least you could do would be make the SDK open like Philips Hue so at worst and you truly have forgotten about this then others can take up the challenge and release better apps and improve the relaibility.
I had a power outage at my vacation home, and I can not controll the lights any more and my neighbour informed me that my lights have been turned on continously for the last 3 days. How can I resolve the problem and get them to turn off ? Or do I have to go on a vacation to turn them off ?