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.
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.
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.
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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
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.
As part of IFTTT, Wemo seems to react so slow as a trigger (sometimes it takes 10-15 minutes to have a applet with Wemo trigger to run). I wonder if and when Wemo Light Switch can integrate with Stringify, it will be perfect then.
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
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
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.
I found this thread once before and it is the same problem that I have but there was no osted solution. The app works for on/off and dimming and the switch turns on and off but the dimmer slide on the switch doesn't work. Any input?