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So I like being able to power things up when Im going to be home, why not the PC? I was toying with ways to make it work but turns out its pretty simple, wemo is already connected to the wireless network, so powering on the pc socket then transmitting the wake up on lan (either by selection or set to automatic) to it would be pretty awesome. The individal turn off/on sockets would be super handy if say you use that pc via Teamviewer and dont need to be draining more power from things like your multiple monitors. speakser system etc but could also be sweet to set up on delayed turn on so they come on when the pc is booted or your phone registers on the home wireless (max efficiency). Now thats an automated home.



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Hi I design battery backup solar systems and I need to be able to trigger non essential loads to turn off when the grid goes out.

The better option would be if I could use the battery inverters normally open or normally closed relay switches to turn on and off devices.  


also: ARE there wemo circuit breakers?

any ideas would be very helpful.

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WEMO Wireless Peephole

Status: More input needed
by Wasabi on ‎01-27-2015 12:04 AM

I would like to see a WEMO wireless peephole with the following feature. 3.5" HD display, night vision, integrated doorbell, wireless, HD live feed via mobile app.


I wish I could work with the WEMO R&D team to make this!

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Lights Flashing when I dial 911

by Craigmichals on ‎01-23-2015 11:56 AM

Can anyone write a program to continuously flash the wemo light switches if I call 911?

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I feel that the WEMO system should be made "SOLAR POWER Friendly", in that it needs to cater for people's homes that have On-Grid Solar PV systems installed and running that both export and import power from the grid.

The system needs a way of being able to read how much power is currently being imported from the grid (purchased) or exported to the grid (from the Solar PV system when it's making more power than you are currently using) and then giving the home owner the option of DIVERTING "FREE POWER" to certain devices around your home (eg your clothes dryer, your spa pool, air con / heat pump, or radiator heater, hot water cylinder, heated towel rail, or other items on the priority list).


The list needs to have a priority order, eg firstly heat your hot water cylinder, then heat your spa pool and then turn on your towel rail or fan heater etc, and be smart enough to tell when FREE power is no longer available (eg another item in the house is now using the free power or a cloud has gone past and the free power has reduced) and then the system will automatically switch off these other devices on the list (as you are now paying for this power).


I feel having this functionality turns the system from a "MANUAL Control System with Energy Monitoring" into an "Automated Control system with Energy Monitoring + Smart Energy Management), so it would put the system into an entirely new league compared with what else is available on the market.


This would then be a MUST have for millions of Solar PV system owners around the world.


Please look into making this a reality to the wonderful Belkin WEMO team.





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Software Suggestion

by bulaski3 on ‎01-16-2015 08:11 AM

I'd love the option in a future app upgrade to be able to rename the "sensor triggered not triggered" to what it is actually doing i.e. "Door open, door closed" Just a thought. If this already an option, please, someone let me know.

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WEMO Teathered...

by WEMO Maker Inventor on ‎01-12-2015 03:55 PM

I'd like to see the whole Wemo line redeveloped with teatherd access... at least all the switches!


Here is what i mean.


I getting sick and tired of connection issus with Wifi, sometimes the app works, sometimes it doesn't connect. Either way, I'd like to see a new line of Wemo that sends a propietary packet system in the home hydro lines for communications.



Here is what is needed, a Wemo Hub, that connection to your router in the basement, teatherd by ethernet, and is plugged into your electrical system in your house. This new hub would send signal in your own home elctrical system to other WEMO swictches that are plugged in!


No more setting up of the Wemo to your wireless network!


No more Wemo out of range either.


and also it should make the Wemo switch smaller for more applications..


TEll me what you think of my idea...





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I would like to install a WEMO smart bulb on my back deck, that only comes on with motion, between sunrise and sunset.  Can I simply add a WEMO smart bulb to an external light fixture with a built in motion sensor?

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"Always On" option

by tmbpack on ‎01-10-2015 02:49 PM

I have both a Switch and Insight Switch.  I would like to see an option to have them both be "Always On" after they boot up.  It can still be defaulted to "Always Off" out-of-the-box, but an "Always On" option would make me [and others] happy consumers!


I have a refrigerator (max 1200W) plugged into an Insight, and I want it to come back on after a power outage.  I also want it to come back on after a firmware upgrade (default is Off) or if unplugged and plugged back in.  


I know I can probably use an IFTTT recipe, but that requires that my router has power and an internet connection.  Another option is to set-up multiple rules to turn on the Insight every few hours (even if it is already on), but that doesn't seem very user-friendly.  


This shouldn't be too hard to throw into a firmware & app upgrade.

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I installed the wemo light switch in the bathroom because in my house people always leave the light on. Often times this occurs when we are in a rush and we end up running out the door with the bathroom light on. I want to conserve energy and have my wemo light turn off if it has been on for over 30 min.


I have looked in the IFFT recipes and i do not see a timer app for the wemo light swicth. I cant beleive this is not already a feature of this product.


Can someone please help? 

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Can't seem to actually get IFTTT to trigger anything on, lights, heater, or any object to Switch. I check my firewall, security & updates... There all good. That's not the problem, I also see on IFTTT that objects were systematically triggered but not physically, & I "Check Them" I guess to insure it's active. Why is it that the banners are sent or received but not working? How can I fix this to physically turn these puppies on?
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Wemo Motion Sensor

by mrsr71 on ‎12-26-2014 04:02 PM

Is it possible to buy the motion sensor only?If so, where?


I already have the switch.



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Like to have the indicator lights changed from blue to amber for melatonin production or the ability to turn the indicator lights off  (even though the motion sensor is detecting activity or the switch is on)

Currently using the motion sensor to control a switch with an amber light plugged in for nightime use to maintain melatonin production.

The motion sensor and switch emit blue light when on.


References here for lowBlueLight:



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Hello all..\


It would be very cool to have Bluetooth embedded (along with existing tech) in order to have a phone or bluetooth type pendant switch the device on or off...


The way it would work, is that you pair the wemo to the bluetooth device, and decide on  a signal strengh that will set off the trigger. This would give specific users access to switch the devices on or off.


In other words, its diferent from the motion sensors, in that the lights wont go on or off with every movement of the kids, dogs and whathaveyou. With a bluetooth device (Even a WEMO Keychain Pendant with an on/ off) you can set certian devices to go on or off as well....


Practical applicaiton:


WEMO Bluetooth Pendant on Dog Collar:

Opens dog door for dog, turns on back porch light for dog when using restroom outside, etc.

Dog pendant wont turn on all of the lights, since you program it for certian lights only--- And IFTTT could alert you that its the dog triggering devices, so you know its not your neighborhood burglar.


Entry: Turns on hall lights when at the front door, or through the house.


Walk Though: Lights up certian areas as you walk through them in an office building



The idea is to have a controlled proximity trigger that you can quickly toggle on or off.



Since im on about a possible WEMO Pendant,  how about 2 buttons... 1 on/off for it,,,but also 1 manual trigger to turn it Toggle on/off Manually..

So, if you walk into the bedroom with wife sleeping, and you forgot to turn it off, you can quickly push the button to turn off the switch you turned on (active via proximity)  A fast and effective way to trigger without pulling out the phone and opening the app or widget


My 2 Cents

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New product: a wall mountable Central Control Station for your wemo devices. Maybe about the size of a mini Ipad...which yes you smart guys, you can do if you wanted to dedicate a $400 device...something more economical...LCD screen...there's times your mobile device is just not at hand!😆
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Controlling battery operated devices

by markmac on ‎12-17-2014 02:26 PM

Has anyone had any luck controlling battery operated devices - like flashlights, their kids toys, toothbrushes, lego motors, etc?

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Wemo API - when?

by esdwa on ‎12-15-2014 03:56 PM
Belkin people,

Any chance to publish or just share API to develop alternative apps for iOS or Android? This would not only boost product line interest among people but would also allow to create more reliable apps.

You own the hardware for which users pay and chances to hack it are almost null. Apps are free so what is that you worry so much about? Is it liability?
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I used the WeMo Maker (and magnetic switch) to control my garage door. It works like a charm... However, I would like to automate this further by creating one of the following IFTTT rules:

  • if the wemo switch is NOT trigerred and I enter the area OPEN the garage door by "turn relay on momentarily"
  • if I eneter the area "turn relay on momentarily" only if the switch is NOT triggered

As far as I see the IFTTT does not allow the creation of the AND condition. I explored possibility of using the two rules, 1st checks one condition and if this condition is met it triggers another rule to check for another condition, but I cannot figure it out (sending an email and acting on the email is not an option due to long lag in receiving an email)


Any suggestions? Maybe WeMo or IFTTT could incorporate new condition and actions to their WeMo Maker possibilities.



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Water Alarm

by Mac on ‎12-06-2014 04:33 PM
After having some success with the Maker working as a door alarm, I purchased another Maker to hook up to my battery powered water alarm ( http://www.homedepot.com/p/Basement-Watchdog-Battery-Operated-Water-Alarm-BWD-HWA/100038838 )

I cut the cord on the water alarm, put the alarm side onto the relay side of the maker & the water sensor part on the "-" & "S" connectors.
If I touch the water sensors with metal, the alarm works great.
If I set it in water, it doesn't trigger.
Any ideas if this setup is even possible?

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Wifi App Group functionality & Search?

by dbadev on ‎12-06-2014 10:47 AM

As I add more Wemo devices to my home, just wondering if its possible to create a better UI for managing large numbers of these devices...For example the ability to group these devices into "folders" or some sort of organization facility would help to avoid me having to scroll through a number of devices.


Also some sort of search (perhaps integrated with the built-in iPhone search) to allow me to quickly find the switch or device and turn it on or off.