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When using the IFTTT WeMo Insight Switch Channel, Triggers (e.g. 'Standby mode entered') include Ingredients (e.g. 'SwitchedToStandbyAt') that appear to be date/time stamps (e.g. 'August 30, 2014 at 03:35PM'). Unfortunately, if the Google Drive Channel is used to define an 'Add row to spreadsheet' Action, the 'timestamp' Ingredient is interpreted as text instead of a as a true timestamp that can be used in calculations or in charts. Moreover, the time is only displayed to the nearest minute, although there are applications where it would be useful to know the time to the nearest second.


Although spreadsheet functions can be used to extract a true timestamp, the resulting timestamps are still limited to the nearest minute, and it would be much simpler if a true timestamp were exported automatically.


I believe that this can be most easily remedied by changing the Ingredient value to look like 'August 30, 2014 03:35:15PM') by removing the word 'at' (twhich appears to disrupt the Google Sheet parsing of the timestamp) and adding seconds. An alternative would be to export the numeric serial number equivalent with a sufficient number of digits after the decimal point (5 or 6) to represent the nearest second, like '41881.649479'. This approach might be more confusing, because most people won't realize that all they need to do is choose an appropriate date/time format to make this display properly.

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Adjust sensitivity

by zeus on ‎08-30-2014 06:21 PM

I wish I could adjust the sensitivity of the sensor MOTION Wemo; take long to see a move and need to adjust its sensitivity to detect the movement faster.

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Triggers in the IFTTT WeMo Insight Switch Channel would be made much more powerful by adding a handful of Ingredients based on data the WeMo Insight Switch is already collecting. These include:


TimeInStandby (in seconds)
TimeTurnedOff (in seconds)
TimeOff (in seconds)- sum of TimeInStandby plus TimeTurnedOff
TimeOn (in seconds)
PowerWhileOn (in Watts)


Although it might make sense to have these Ingredients available for only certain Triggers, it would be simpler (and perhaps more powerful) to have them available for all Triggers.

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Adjust sensitivity

by zeus on ‎08-30-2014 06:20 PM

I wish I could adjust the sensitivity of the sensor MOTION Wemo; take long to see a move and need to adjust its sensitivity to detect the movement faster.

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by kevinbradt on ‎08-30-2014 07:23 AM

i think that there should be a wemo wired alarm system and a wemo wireless alarm system and wemo sterieos


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The trigger can be used to activate a signal for camera view, then touch button on WeMo app to trigger a remote vend, like a parking gate.
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Just wondering. Are the Wemo Maker Inventor icons based on the sex of the member?

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Using a Maker with a water sensor could have many uses.


Please comment and add to this list.


1. Animal water tank level while on vacation.

2. Sump pump controls.

3. Vacation home, cabin, hunting palace monitoring (ours is in a flood zone).


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Can  the Cost & Consumption Calculations be disabled  and/or deleted from Wemo Insite Switch.


Use the switches for Special Needs Clients and when they hit the calculation function ( by accident )  they get confused and "MAD"


Original Switches without calculations work just fine but how long before they are not available ??



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WeMo LED Lighting 5100K Light

by WEMO Maker Inventor on ‎08-23-2014 01:20 PM

Do pleple really want a yellow light?


As a photographer and a new home owner, I'm looking for like that is equal to daylight, and who wouldn't?


So let get the LED light to be 5100K or 5200K where is should be.


Also you need to make different tops for the bulbs.


Al lthe new houses being build now are pot light that have spot light shaped light.


Come on Belkin, you need to do your home work....



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When using different devices or reinstalling phones/upgrading, etc access to Wemo devices is lost.


This is more painful when you're away that location and the only way to 'pair' the application with your wemos is to be physically at the same location.




- Implement login/password into app for authentication instead of location/AP based (with the option to autologin)

- This will allow to import into new phone/tablet/whatever the devices you already had 

- This will also avoid someone using your wifi network for gaining remote control of your devices without login/password



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The latest Wemo App v 1.8 released Aug 18 doesn’t even open properly on an IPAD. Just get a quick flash on my screen. On the contrary for Android it does work. Am using an IPAD with IOS 5.1.1 (per the Belkin notes from the Apple store) it is compatible. Can you company at least test your software before you release it? Such gross incompetence. F fix the sh***t OK?
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Gardena Waterpipline switch

by juergenschubert on ‎08-11-2014 03:13 PM

I do use the Gardena Waterpipline with the waterplug where you normally connect your garden Hose for watering the garden.

With that Gardena water connection point http://www.gardena.com/uk/water-management/water-pipeline/connecting-point/ I would love to get a wifi switch which in between so I can program like my light witch so water on and water off. Now I would be able to control my sprinkler in my garden.

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I came to this site to look for bulbs to use for ambient lighting - I have a sensor that detects the brightness outside and I want to mimic that brightness in the basement where there are no windows.  The ambient lighting fixture would be housed inside a DIY semi-translucent "sun" light fixture.  I was looking at the WeMo LED bulb for this purpose.


I'm also working on a home automation system that for the hearing impaired.  Bulbs around the house would be outfitted with smart LED's.  Using a distributed system of wireless sensors, I would determine when stuff happens that need attention:

1)  door bell rings

2)  phone rings

3)  someone is at the door (perhaps knocking but not ringing the door bell)

4)  dog barking

5)  general noise sensors that would be armed / disarmed by the user


When these events happen, the lights around the house would give a quick flash to signal that attention is needed, and the hearing impaired person can check a dash board (smart phone app) to see which sensor inititiated the alarm.


Half of this project is complete - I've designed and tested the wireless sensors and home automation system.  The design is freely available here:  http://goo.gl/wlP9dg



 I just need to get some bulbs to integrate into it.



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There are a number of participants on this board who are clearly Belkin support employees.  They have chosen not to identify themselves.  Doing so would help us distinguish official answers from non-representative participant opinion.

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Turn on Spa remotely

by WEMO Maker Inventor on ‎07-30-2014 02:22 AM

How often do you decide that when you arrive home on a lovely evening that you would like to jump in the spa to relax. Well I fitted a relay and linked it to my WeMo and there you go, I turn it on remotely so it can be nice and warm when I arrive home! A dedicated app with timer might be easier and maybe some relay interface modules for gadgets like this?

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Sprinkler system controller

by Harley on ‎07-29-2014 05:01 PM
Design a system to program a sprinkler system remotely.
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Light Rotation Feature

by WEMO Maker Inventor on ‎07-28-2014 10:32 AM

My wife and I travel for work. How about a function that coordinates rotating multiple WeMo-controlled lights on a periodic basis to simulate an occupied home?

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Insight switch Data collection

by mast3rof0 on ‎07-26-2014 03:10 PM

The one challenge that I have is that my rates are based on time of day. The insight switch is one of the few that I have found that allows for exporting of data, but appears to be limited to daily numbers. I don't have one so I cannot speak from experience, but all the resarch I have done points to daily, weekly, or monthly exports.


Is there a way to get more granular data exports (hourly) from the device? Obviously it has to keep a certain amount of detail data to be able to do the calculations. Would love to be able to export this...



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Warm Up Hot Tub Before I get Home

by rselover on ‎07-24-2014 03:58 PM

I'm not confident enough to set this up myself, but looking at the WeMo Maker web page, it's clear that it can take readings from a temperature probe, and then adjust current - enough to control a Hot Tub?


Say I'm on my way home from skiing. I want to open the app in the parking lot, tell the tub to warm up, then come home to a pre-warmed tub!


Otherwise, I have to wait for it to heat up, which can take 45 mins + and I'm just not that patient.


Any thoughts? The internet isn't clear about DC controllers for Tubs.