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.
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?
byScott10-16-201410:10 AM - edited 10-16-201410:10 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.
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.
Since the wemolink ( wemo led light starter kit ) is a zigbee hub . Would it be possible to update its firmware and the wemo app to add wemo the ability to control Kwickset or Yale zigbee enabled doorlocks and even more devices like. Doorbell and chime ??
The slider is a nice option for dimming and brightening the WeMo lightbulbs, but it would be nice if at each end those bright/dim icons worked in 1% increments when you tapped them (instead of doing nothing). Since they're already there...
Hardware setup: Window A/C unit plugged into WeMo switch.
Users: My wife & I.
Desired usage: Turn off when we leave, on when we arrive, and don't run it at night (i.e. turn it on in the morning *if we are there*)
First, I tried using IFTTT's iOS location services trigger for turning on/off the switch when I alone come & go and I found it to be very unreliable. Many times, it just doesn't trigger when I come & go to & from work. Life360 has been more reliable.
Second, I've set up Life360 and that works fairly reliably, however that doesn't control turning off the A/C at night and back on in the morning, so I set up a separate rule to do this. It turns on at 5:30am and off at 10:30pm, BUT - it will do this whether we are there or not! Also, if I arrive home AFTER 10:30pm, it will turn on the A/C.
I've tried using LIFTTT, but it is just as unreliable as IFTTT's iOS location services, PLUS it won't turn on the AC in the morning - we would have to arrive home for it to turn on.
So there are probably a few ways to address this. I don't know which would be best, but here's an idea.
Provide a capability to control a timed on/off rule by location. E.g. Only be active if I/we are home or not home. E.g. Turn on the A/C at 5:30am IF one of us is home. And, turn off the A/C at 10:30pm regardless. There may have to be separate rules for turning on and turning off.
It would be nice if you could do this in IFTTT, but they don't support multiple conditions. You can do time, or you can do location, but you can't combine them with an "AND".
The reason is that once you share your home wifi access with guest then they can download the WeMo App and take control of everything controlled by WeMo. I don't mind sharing WiFi with family and friends but at the same time I want to have contorol of my WeMo controllable switches and not have kids or visitors messing with the rules that you have created. Rigth now as it stands anyone you give access to your home WiFi can download the app and take control. A password and or user id could solve this easy.
The NetCam would be a really great product if you could have a direct wifi feed to your mobile devices and computers (make a computer app too). This way we are not dependent on the Seedonk service being up and running. Apparently when the Seedonk server goes down everybody's cameras go off line even if they are at home and have perfect wifi local communication. Also, there really should be an option to have the videos saved to your computer hard drive or mobile devices directly or other cloud services like google drive, drop box etc. This should be easy to implement as during setup of the camera the camera preview is not through the internet but just WiFi. But I guess it would take away from current users of the premium cloud service offered by Seedonk iSecurity + and maybe that is why it is not offered?
2 out of three ideas that would fix my concerns have been moved to a planned state. It would be nice to get a projection as to when they would be implimented. The last one that I don't see being addressed yet is access wemo's on different wifi ssid's. I have some at 2 locations now and I have to forget one location to connect to the other. It would be nice to be able to pick the remembered network. I also see that this would play havok with IFTTT as it needs to know all the wemo devices on the wemo channel. I cannot see how you could create multiple Wemo channels for multiple locations...
I want to use a Maker to control four (and maybe more in the future) zones of outdoor low-voltage lighting. Currently need four Makers to do that. Could use a "Multi-Maker" that can control multiple circuits within one box.