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.
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.
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.)
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.
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!
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!
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.
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...
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. ; )