I have a heater with several rules set for its use. I often go away and need a rule that stops it being turned on until a particular date and time, before I return. At present I have to disable all the rules separately which takes ages.
I use my motion sensor to control my lights. I have a rule set up to work from sunset to sunrise, but i want to set the rule to start 30 to 60 minutes before sunset and sunrise. It's no good having to put the lights on manually and then turn them off when I know the motion sensor starts working.
I see in the news that Google's assistant software Google Now has just allowed 70 companies to piggy back onto it's service. I was wondering if Wemo had any plans to join them.
I know I can hack a solution using Tasks, but I've tried that and it isn't the best. It'd be better if it was official and I could just say to my phone, "Ok Google, Wemo coffee machine on", or something like that.
The current away mode does not make a house look natural. Having lights go off for less than 5 minutes and then back on again is a barely noticeable difference.. It might make sense for a home with a single unit that needs to be on more than off but for those of us with several devices away mode looks like almost every room is on all the time. Ideally we could set the min and max amount of time a light should be on and off. In this way I could designate some rooms like a living room to be lit more and a bedroom might only be lit 10 minutes out of every hour. This would provide the simulated appearance of people watching TV together in one room and one left to go find something in another room for a short time.
Range On and Offs would allow me to tell the Wemo to come on between a time range and go off in between a time range. This would make a less predictable pattern. In other words, I want a lamp to come on let's say between 7:00 and 8:00 not at the exact same time each night. Going back to the living room scenario the family are not robots they eat then at some point they go turn on the living room light and watch TV they watch TV for a few hours and then go to bed.
Lastly, the TV bulb. This idea is kind of out there but if you have ever really paid attention to your home or your neighbor's it is not hard to tell when a TV is on. The TV light flashes and different colors are seen and therre is no doubt someone is in there watching TV. So Belkin is probably already working on a multi-colored light bulb I propose a TV simulation mode for it. Back one last time to the living room instead of a lamp the family is sitting in a darker room with a TV on which, of course, in reality is a lamp with a multi-colored bulb in TV mode.
My ideas might be a little too paranoid but in addition to home automation while we are home we all like the idea of extra piece of mind when away.
Few months ago, I am tired of the light blinks by kids played on the light switch. It is really annoying me crazied of that light blinks... I wonder someone added a new project of the light switch with any of the mobile app called the locker switch and this is my idea. Example, someone or kid tried to press the light switch will not respond to light on/off by the mobile app turns the locker on/off.
We're looking for some fresh ideas on how to make the Wemo even more useful through Sleepra integration. Basically, the Sleepra converts any bed into a giant touchpad where unique gestures can be assigned to control smart devices, including, of course, the Wemo.
One example of Wemo integration is turning on/off a bedside lamp with a swipe on your bed, without needing to reach for a phone. As fellow Wemo enthusiasts, are there any other cool applications you can think of? Your ideas will help us focus our priorities as we build-out our API integration!
And, as a side-note, if your idea is to activate your bedroom's disco ball that's plugged into your Wemo, we are already aware of the overwhelming demand .
I'd like to be able to run my Wemo Air cleaners on high during the day when I am away but turn back down to auto when I get back home. Auto usually places them back at the low setting. Some IFTTT integration so when the pollen count is high they could be cranked up would be nice as well.
I was working on WeMo on my iPad using a remote keyboard connected via bluetooth. Suddenly, one of the devices 'dropped out' and i was told it was 'not detected'.
I walked, with my iPad, collecting my iPhone 5 on the way, to where my WeMo devices are clustered. After refreshing the App I still got the 'not detected' message on the switch and upon refreshing teh App on the iPhone, none of my 3 devices were detected (on the phone, 2 were still active on the iPad).
Since I was now away from the bluetooth keyboard, i turned bluetooth off on the iPad and suddenly the Switch was detected. Did the same on the iPhone and all three devices came back to life!
I have the Belkin netcam for home monitoring but I notice that while plugged in, they interfer with other wifi products in the house. particularly my Audio Receiver which uses the wifi too. How do I fox that problem because I bought five cameras which I'm finding I don't want to use now.