Hi, I too would like to use the wemo insight to monitor my grid tie power output, so I can monitor it at work, and also remotely turn it off etc..But it won't work for grid tie current flow, I also tried to make a cord so the flow was in the correct direction, but that doesn't work either. Kill-o-watt meter works just fine, but they don't have wifi funtion. This use if not so much for measuring load, but current flow going through the wemo. Please let me know if it's figured out, or lets try to find someone who can, thanks, Jimmy
I just purchased the WeMo switch and motion control. If I now order the WeMo bulbs alone, will they work with the switch and motion control that I just purchased or do I need to order another control to work the bulbs. I am thinking they will all work, say if I get three bulbs off of the switch and motion control I will be getting tomorrow.
I have a modest Wemo setup at home and it's expanding every few weeks but I do have a problem with my lights at night. This isn't a Wemo problem as such more of a logistics one, I think.
Every night my lights go off at 22:10, this gives me enough time from 22:00 to feed the cats, check the house is locked up and brush my teeth. Most nights this works perfectly, but some nights I stay up a bit later, this is where my problem comes in.
I have a Wemo sensor in the living room that I have set to switch my lights on if it detects movement from 22:10 to 5:30. This is ideal if I wake up at night and need to go downstairs to get glass of water.
If I stay up after 22:10 my lights go off then the sensor detects me and the lights come on (for ten minutes), is there a way for the lights not to go off in the first place if I'm detected?
Ideally I need to not tell my lights to go off at 22:10 but instead make a rule that says, if no movement is detected after 10 minutes from 22:00 switch off lights.
I can't seem to find that in the app. I can find the reverse, if movement is detected turn the lights on or off.
I have found that IFTTT can do it but I can't set a time for that to work, so it will keep my lights on in the morning if I'm up and walking around.
The only solution I can think of is having the Wemo sensor on an old fashioned timer that switches it on from 22:00 until 5:30 and have IFTTT take control, but having to rely on a cheap timer goes against the grain a bit.
I suppose the app is missing the 'if no movement is detected' rule. This would fix the issue straight away.
I hope all that makes sense and hopefully someone has had the same issue and managed to find a solution.
I love the Wemo... My setup is to plug a desk lamp into it and use it as an alarm clock - when the alarm set in the Wemo turns on, the light turns on, waking me up (I can't hear at night since I have hearing aids).
I have a different alarm for each day of the week - my choice since my schedule varies. Some days I wake up at 6am, some days 5am (usually it's M/F 6am, T/W/T 5am).
My beef - it takes about 8 clicks to change the time on an alarm... I wish this was streamlined so that at most, 2 clicks (enter setting, save setting) to get to the time.
Can this be done? There's lots of white space on the main alarm screen for additional buttons.
It would be great if there were more switch options than just the light option. For example I have an electrical radiator that I would love to be able to turn on and off with a wemo. However, instead of a simple double pole switch, it also has a flex outlet.
Allow users to define the data gathering interval, currently hard coded at 30 minute intervals for 45 days.
It would appear there is room to store the info for at least 2000 data points in the export file.
Who cares if this is every 30 minutes or every 5 minutes. Once 2000 data points are gathered the file should simply eat its tail.
Allow the users to define the interval as part of the setup in the WEMO App. This would give the ability to create much more accureate graphing of events that occur. Every 5 minutes might only allow you 7 days of information but would be much more useful and why not even allow every minute if thats what a user wants to see.
Also allowing the export to occur directly to a Google drive not an email would be useful for storing the info in the cloud directly with a rule, not IFTTT. This interval should also be user defineable as in every 1, 5 or 10, or 30 minutes.
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.
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.
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.
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..