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3-way switches

Status: Under Review
by coreymcl on ‎06-18-2014 01:29 PM

I for one have a number of light switches I would love to replace with WEMO's however the switches in question are 3-way. While I understand if the WEMO devices don't talk to each other, but neither do the analog switches I have today. Please consider adding 3 way switches this way your customer won't have to look at other products such as z-wave devices. 

Thanks for the consideration.

Status: Under Review

WeMo Power Strip

Status: Under Review
by daviddshoop on ‎07-30-2014 03:55 PM

I would like to see a WeMo power strip.  I would invision the following:

 

1. 110VAC with fuse protection

2. ~6 outlets

3. Each outlet can be controlled

   a. together (on/off) e.g. master power

   b. individualy (on/off), each outlet seprately

   c. in groups (on/off), e.g. group 1 = outlet 1, 2 and 3, group 2, outlet 4, 5 and 6.  Group 3 outlet 1 and 6.  

4. Groups can have timers/rules et against them

5. Allow proper integratino with IFTTT, more than 1 product to be interfaced with IFTTT

 

Thanks.

Status: Under Review

Creating the web app that could access our devices through your WeMo server would eliminate the need for building apps across multiple devices and platforms. I currently have some wifi cameras from another company and they provide both apps for iPhone/iPad and the web based interface that I can use from a PC or Mac or another tablet that has a browser.

Status: Under Review

Ceiling Fan Control

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by pocketjacks on ‎06-02-2014 01:36 PM

It would be nice if Belkin were to partner with a manufacturer that already provides a wall plate ceiling fan control that could also tie into IFTTT.  Example such as "If the outside temp goes below 75 degrees, set the bedroom fan to low".  This way when it cools down while you're asleep, you won't be chilly because the fan is too high.

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How about a establishing a group construct .. where for exmple you could define group  to have all 2nd floor switches . I would like this group construct carried over to IFTTT.

I know this can be done already with IFTTT, but if you have high number of Wemo switches it would be tedious.

Essentally all switch could/should be a default group. You then could quickly implement something like a IOS proximity event to turn all lights on.

Status: Under Review

Wall receptacle

Status: Under Review
by Community Manager on ‎08-11-2012 12:16 AM

I would like to see WeMo as a normal recessed standard wall receptacle. Not something that sticks out.

Status: Under Review

It would be nice to be able to create a single rule in which I can change the bulb brightness at a certain time. For example, I would like my bulbs to turn on at sunset at 100% brightness, then dim to 50% at 11PM, and off at sunrise. 

 

I can do this with 2 rules, back to back, but it's clumbsy and it doesn't work too well. When the first rule ends, it fades the bulbs off, then immediately goes back on to 50%. I'm controlling 7 lights, and this looks weird, not to mention I have to maintain twice as many rules.

 

Please impelment this! I'm looking to automate many more lights, but I can't maintain so many rules.

Status: Under Review

I do something similar in my own home, but I do it with three separate rules, one for On at 100% 45 minutes after sunset, one for On at 15% at 9:45 with a 15-minute fade-in, and one for aff at 15 minutes after sunrise, with a 5-minute fade-out.  Using the 3 rules gives me a very smooth transition from 100% to 15% over 15 minutes; it doesn't turn off in between.  But, yeah--that's now yet another rule to dictate what I see as a single holistic lighting experience over the course of the night.

 

I think that what we're doing is a fairly common use case and we ought to devise a rule that accomodtes this.  We've been working a good while on retooling the user experience and we plan on changing fundamentally the way that users interact with rules.  In the new framework, having a recipe (or some similar conceptual framework, we're not sure what to call it yet) that allows users to just fill in the blanks on times and brightness values will make for a much better experience, both in creating the ruleset and in maintaining/editing it later.

 

I'm changing the status of this idea to "Under Review" because, while I think that this will fit the new paradigm nicely, I can't promise that this is one of the rule recipes we'd end up implementing straight away.

I'd love it if you could set a password on the WeMo app as a whole. On a more granular level, I'd love to be able to set a password on individual switches within the app. In my case, my kids have phones and I don't necessarily want them to be able to control all of our WeMo enable devices in our home. ; )

Status: Under Review

Siri Intergration for iPhone WeMo app

Status: Under Review
by Community Manager on ‎07-14-2012 05:09 AM

Can the WeMo app utilize Siri on the iPhone? It would be so great to be able to use voice commands from the lock screen to turn on/off switches.

Status: Under Review

Future Product - Power Strip

Status: Under Review
by Community Manager on ‎07-26-2012 01:00 PM

Love the concept of your single switch, but let's face it, I have more power cords than outlets. Unless I rewire my house to have more electrical plugs, your single switch isn't going to cut it to make my house fully (or semi) automated. It would be really cool if you had a power strip that would allow you to control each individual outlet. That way, I can still plug in out of my electrical gadgets yet control each one individually. Now that's something I would invest money in...

Status: Under Review

Location-based rule

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by Community Manager on ‎11-20-2012 03:48 PM

Can WeMo act on location-based information? For example, a rule might be: When I get home, turn on the lights.

Status: Under Review

WeMo Thermostat

Status: Under Review
by Community Manager on ‎09-07-2012 01:43 PM

Since WeMo is home automation...any ideas on a WeMo Thermostat?
Maybe something to attach to the current one or if not a replacement?
I'll be Glad to test it if there is one in the works

Status: Under Review

Future products: WeMo Temp

Status: Under Review
by Community Manager on ‎12-27-2012 01:45 PM

We need a new sensor to check inside temperature and to things like turn on fan, turn off a cooler, etc

Status: Under Review

All On Command

Status: Under Review
by Community Manager on ‎07-10-2012 02:42 AM

Since yesterday, I've added 4 more modules to my home for a total of 5. Now I have the need for an 'All On/All Off button. When I come home at night, it would be much easier to press one button and all my lights turn on.

Keep up the good work. This product is the best I've seen in years!

Status: Under Review

I think many people would prefer to have a switch as an integral part of their motion sensor, at least as an option. then it wouldn't require two outlets if used together.

Status: Under Review

Additional Modules

Status: Under Review
by Community Manager on ‎08-03-2012 03:18 PM

Just set up my first WEMO switch, the set up could not have been easier.
I would like to see Belkin add the following devices, this system can easily evolve into a first rate home automation system.
Light Switches
Dimmers
Relay Modules (control of garage doors, solenoid switches, etc.)
Input Modules (monitor door position switches, etc.)

Status: Under Review

I use WeMo for my cryptocurrency [Litecoin] mining rig [computer with many video cards to process algorithms]. I need it to either cycle power off/on (through WeMo app OR IFTTT) or at least just send me a message when it drops BELOW a daily usage threshold. Currently it can do exactly that if it rises ABOVE a daily usage threshold only.

Why do I need this? When one of my mining rigs drops below 1300watts, one of the 8 video cards has faulted, or the entire rig has frozen. The rig requires a reset if this happens. When I cycle power on the rig, I have it set up to automatically start mining when it reboots. But currently, I'd have to check the WeMo app however many times a day to see if it needs a reboot!

I have 6 more rigs owned between friends and I that I'd like to get hooked up to WeMo's, but if I can attain this functionality with a homebrew Arduino and relay board setup I guess I could approach that direction instead. It'd be tedious to manually check on 7 rigs every hour with the WeMo app. There are THOUSANDS of mining rigs out there, and a great deal of them could use the functionality of a BELOW usage threshold control (triggering cycle power or send a message). Many crypto miners are aware of the WeMo Insight Switch already, many more would be buyers if it means more automation to our rigs as I have laid out.

I cant imagine the coding changes in either WeMo or by contacting IFTTT would be extreme by any means. A little code would go a long way!

Looking forward to hearing your input Smiley Happy

Status: Under Review

If you complete the line with appliance modules (20 or 30 amp) and dimmers you would really have a great product line I think.

Status: Under Review