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WeMo Android App

by wemoway on ‎12-03-2014 12:51 PM

So I picked up a couple of devices to run a coffee maker and christmas lights....

 

The Android app on the market was functional* but didn't run on my new version of Android (I think that's fixed now). Also I was looking for something that was a little easier to get started and use. 

 

So I built one and released it up on the market. You can click here to get it Google Play Store

 

Hopefully it is useful to other people but for me it provides a good platform to start integrating other features. I am looking at putting in an

 

  • NFC reader (tapping a phone on a tag will turn on/off a device)
  • Tasker Integration (complicated IFTTT android app)
  • Android Wear integration (turn on/off lights from a watch!)
  • Cloud backup (so multiple devices are all synced up)

 

I'll post any updates when I get around to them but in the meantime if you have any suggestions or feedback let me know. 

 

The downside is the app can only run locally. So you still need the basic WeMo app to provision devices. Set them up in your home network and fire away. If someone from Belkin reads this, if you allow me access to the API I would gladly integrate it!

 

 

 

 

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Home heating

by JB on ‎12-02-2014 09:34 AM

Just had a socket/powerpoint installed between electrical supply and boiler. ... boiler is now plugged into Wemo .. I can now control my heating remotely (",)

Had  a electrician do this for me as a four core cable is required

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Pet Collar with Alarm?

by layla_colegrove on ‎11-30-2014 03:26 PM

My cats stay strictly indoors. I'm getting married next year and am very worried that one of my fiance's kids might let them out accidentally.

I would LOVE to have a collar on each cat that would sound an alarm if they got out of the house.

Possible?

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Switches Time/Delay Support

by Deepfishstick on ‎11-23-2014 09:56 PM

It would be nice to be able to set "on for X amount of time then turn off".

 

My personal use cases: It would be useful to have exterior lights (entryway) automatically turn off after 5 minutes when initated from the momentary switch or remotely, or set defined run times for elements like heaters or bathroom fans.

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Make an RSS feed for WeMo innovations

by krupx on ‎11-23-2014 07:39 PM

with links to trending forum topics as well as product releases and media coverage, partnerships, etc.

 

 

PLEASE SOMEONE DO THIS

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I have a product that has a set of terminals with 24 VAC that if open turns off the product and if switch it closed turns on the product.  Can the WEMO Maker just open and close "switch" to turn this product on and off?  Thank you.

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I'd like to unplug the motion sensor and replace it with a push button to trigger events to other wemo devices/ Ifttt. Is this possible? And if so, how might the wires be connected to allow for this alternative use of the motion sensor receiver?
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Smart doorbell

by migwelly on ‎11-15-2014 06:15 AM

Hi Belkin,

 

It would be nice to make a smartdoorbell with camera.

 

It should be possible that when somebody rings the doorbell to get a message on youre smartphone.

And you should also be able to communicate with the person behind the door from anywhere else.

 

But it should also be possible to have a time relay.

So that the relay switches off the doorbell during the night  or when youre baby is sleeping!!

 

Also the possibility to when somebody press the doorbell the lights turn on, so it should communicate with IFTTT.

 

Regards,,

 

Miguel Beck

 

Proud Wemo users ( Only On Android )

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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).

 

 

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Among the many tips that security experts provide to help prevent home break-ins is to make it appear that someone is home - such as leaving TV's or entertainment systems on.

 

I propose the creation of a WeMo device that would allow users to control TV and entertainment systems remotely via smartphone or tablet.  Attributes should include the following:

 

  • Ability to manage multiple devices such as TV and Cable box in both ad hoc (on demand) and scheduled modes
  • Ability to be triggered by sensor - such as a outdoor motion sensor(s) when the system is armed
  • Ability to program or configure initial on desired state of controlled equipment such as channel and volume
  • Have a camera and microphone to enable the user to verify the current state of the equipment being controlled
  • Include some basic logic to use the microphone to adjust and validate desired volume setting

 

 

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I have a 2Gig Go Alarm system that is able to control my Z-Wave Locks/Lights/Thermostat but I would to also intergrate some Wifi Devices. I honestly didn't see how it would be possible unless someone makes a Z-Wave/Wifi Bridge; or some other type of device. I wonder if it would be possible to use the We-Mo Maker to do some sort of intergration. The 2Gig panel has a few wired sensor inputs and an open collector output and an external bell output. The Specs for the open collector output specs are:

 

SOLID STATE OUTPUT
The Control Panel provides one (1) solid state output that
can be programmed to activate during various conditions.
The output can switch up to 250 mA @ 16 VDC to ground.

 

It seems the We-Mo Maker only does 12v DC or 24v DC output but I wonder what else can be done with the relay/sensor ports with the right programming.

 

An example of Alarm.com rules can be found https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drormeNOsHo

 

This video specifies when an alarm goes off, but as you can see you can also set it by sensor activity like door opening or motion sensor being triggered.

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With wemo insight capabilities in the wall switch, one can receive alerts when the security sensor lights controlled by the switch are triggered.  Also need an off-standby trigger as has been noted for the insight.  Convert security lights into smart lights...

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I have cordless mowers, edgers, hedge trimmers and blowers and mow on weekends.  It is not good to have batteries continuously charging, especially in a hot garage.

 

I would like to start charging the mower battery and garden tool batteries on Thursdays so they'll be fully charged for Saturday or Sunday yardwork.  Afterwards, I put the batteries back in the chargers and let Wemo stop charging Monday morning and then start recharhging again on Thursday.

 

Of course, other good ideas have been asked regarding checking status of the device.  It would be nice to check from the app that a power outage hasn't disabled the charging schedule.

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WEMO smoke alarm

by dilq99 on ‎10-24-2014 05:21 AM

Hi,

 

Does Belkin have any plans to produce WEMO smoke alarms? Even better a generic alarm that detect smoke or be triggered by the WEMO webcam/motion detector.

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Wemo Light Switch without Load wire

by fcallin on ‎10-22-2014 07:25 PM

I'm assuming I won't be able to use the wemo light switch in the outlet I wanted to. In the box I have a black, white and ground wire coming into the box. There is no load wore.  Am I correct to assume I can't use the Wemo light switch?

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API - Wemo Products

by dtaylor on ‎10-22-2014 12:26 PM

Is there an API published for Wemo products? To build your own app to control Wemo over the network via TCP or HTTP?

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WeMo Multi-Colored Lighting Solution

by WEMO Maker Inventor ‎10-16-2014 10:10 AM - edited ‎10-16-2014 10:10 AM

I would like to see WeMo multi-colored light solutions such as replacements for 75-watt incandecent bulbs, BR30, and light-ropes.  A plus would be for the light ropes to be weatherproof. 

 

To step it up, I would really like to see low-voltage options too for landscape lighting via MR16 LED bulbs, and PAR36 "well light" replacements.  It would be really nice to be able to set scenes or ad-hoc lighting changes.

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wifi window's

by tacotues on ‎10-16-2014 09:21 AM

I would like to be able to open and close my window's in my house by useing my wifi

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Humidifier Noise Level

by torobertson on ‎10-15-2014 09:59 PM

Does anyone have the new Holmes Humidifier? If so, can you comment on the overall noise level?

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I would like to be able to use Wemo switch to charge the iPad batteries overnight sensibly. Would it be possible to add a rule in Wemo app to turn off the wemo switch based on iPad battery charging level: e.g. turn it off when battery is 96 % full. This would prolong the battery life of the device.