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Local video stream for NetCam

by WEMO Maker Inventor on ‎07-20-2014 07:53 AM

Asked for many times on the old forum.  Was removed from the netcam in the last firmware update according to other posts.

 

Please implement the standard IP camera interface for local access.  While the cloud idea is ok it has a competitive disadvantage to dropcam - Google has more access to cloud resources and skills than Belkin.  I do realize this is done for simplicity for non technical users so keep the feature.  But part of the target market is more sophisticated and local streaming would move netcam ahead there - as dropcam users are also complaining about this missing feature.

 

I have found is that latest version of the app is now much slower than the last version.  Too many clicks are needed to view a live image and now there's a longer network delay.  My old IP camera would come up immediately when the doorbell rang.  Relying on the cloud for a security camera is ok for casual use and remote access, but a serious system must record locally and only use the cloud for archiving.  And fast/fast/fast local access is needed even for casual use.

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Toggle feature for WeMo Motion

by raz0r53dge on ‎07-17-2014 10:12 PM

Hi there,

 

I would like to suggest that a toggle option be set for motion, such that detection of motion would turn the switch on, then further detection of motion would turn it off again. This would work well for across a door way for example so lights in a room would turn on when you walked in and off when you walked out, alternatively this would allow you to mount a motion behind a piece of furniture (couch, bed headboard etc.) and then a wave of the hand over this would turn it on, and then another wave would turn it off. This would eliminate the issue of all motion toggling the switch on and off.

 

This is currently possible via IFTTT but it is often much too slow to respond. For many it may offer a much more efficient method for lighting a room than the on for a certain amount of time settings that the app currently offers.

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build voice commands into the WeMo

by lparris on ‎07-16-2014 01:30 PM

Would the technology allow for integration with voice activated commands?

How about a bell switch/buzzer?

by aryayush on ‎07-15-2014 10:28 PM

I have a Yale digital lock on my door that is remotely opened through a simple bell switch on the first floor balcony. When I have a visitor, I peek at the front door from the balcony and press the bell switch to unlock the door. I’d like to replace this bell switch with a WeMo one so that I can unlock the door from my phone. Is that something that may be available in the near future?

The pure white WeMo switches look rather odd with all my other switches and wall plates being almond. It would be usefull if the switches could be made available in different colours, or a trim kit could be made available to swap out the colours.

 

Link or Bridge to X10 Devices

by sabresoft on ‎07-10-2014 01:00 PM

I have some X10 devices at home right now, and it would be useful to be able to integrate them into my WeMo environment. Basically they are a pair of Insteon switches set up to work with X10 (originally I had an X10 switch with Companion Switch, but never got around to installing the companion switch, and recently the main switch failed, so I replaced them with the Insteon devices). The two switches are paired in a two way circuit to turn my garage lights on and off. I have a remote switch inside the house, but also more importantly, which is why I have gone with the X10 arrangement, I have a remote receiver module (plugged into an outlet in the garage) that allows the HomeLink remotes built into my two vehicles to turn the lights on and off.

 

While it is not really a must have, being able to also control the lights via WeMo would be useful. I realize that this would very much be a blind toggle arrangement as there really would be no way for the X10 to communicate their state back to WeMo, but as the X10 issues two distinct commands for on and off, any on or off command issued from the WeMo app would defintely provide the desired result.

 

I would envision the WeMo device either as a sender unit that would transmit a wireless signal to the receiver, or that would send X10 codes directly through the house wiring much as the current X10 receiver does. Indeed a replacement for the X10 receiver would be ideal, doing double duty for receiving WIFI signals and remote signals from HomeLink and the X10 remotes.

Mac, PC or Web Browser Based App

by sabresoft on ‎07-10-2014 12:37 PM

Create an app for Mac, PC or alternatively a Web Browser Based App. I have a desk light that is on WeMo as part of my security regimen, but when I am in my office I don't always want to pull out the iPhone (or it may have been left in another room) to turn it on/off when I need.

 

I have an IFTTT Recipe that I have created an executable desktop app for on my Mac to toggle the switch on and off, but it doesn't always respond or responds slowly (due to using email). A dedicated app would be more elegant.

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Off After X Minutes

by Koalacomms on ‎07-09-2014 07:35 PM

One thing I'd love to see is a rule whereby I can switch the WeMo on and have it switch off automatically after a set time.
The supplied rules don't allow for this.
To explain further - An additional rule which has no specific "on" time and can be set to turn "off" after a given interval, say 30 minutes.
I do hope you will consider adding this functionality in a future update.
Thank you

Wireless motion detectors

by atkey on ‎07-08-2014 10:03 AM

Would like to have wireless motion detectors at a price point of around $30. Maybe battery powered that could report battery status to wemo app.

WeMo for Windows coming?

by WEMO Maker Inventor on ‎07-06-2014 12:09 PM

There are a great number of Microsoft Windows computers used in home security applications without any way of communicating with WeMo devices. Has such a link been considered?

Powerline adapters let you setup a home network using existing electrical wires and can reach locations where your wifi signal may not.    Since all these devices are connected to our home electrical system, why not use this instead of wifi?

 

 

 

 

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
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Timed Events

by crimbo on ‎07-02-2014 02:53 AM

I've set up my WeMo Switch to contol a 3KW Water heater (Using a 20amp Contactor as the switching circuit.)

I'm using rules for regular morning On/Off times for Mon-Fri and seperate time for W/E

 

I'd like to be able to also switch the heater on at random times outside these schedules and have it auto switch off after 1 hour.

 

1. When switching on from the App, I'd like the default "On Time" to be X minutes. Prompted at switch ON time to select between X minutes, and "Stay On until switched off"

 

2. When switching on from the switch directly, default to X minutes. Device could also determine the difference between Long Press (For X Minutes) and STD press for regular ON.

 

3. If switched on from schedule and it's On till Time, Ignore the off time as the schedule will handle that.

 

I've been all over IFTTT and no channel will do this job.

 

Thanks

 

 

Tim

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Mobile version of this site

by WEMO Maker Inventor ‎06-30-2014 05:01 PM - edited ‎06-30-2014 07:46 PM
It would be nice to have a mobile version of this site...

Infra-Red (IR) Reciever

by Chumboy on ‎06-30-2014 01:02 PM

Create an IR receiver module that would accept IR signals from a home theater universal remote control and activate any existing Wemo device.

 

This idea is similar to the one posted by sunatnnedmonk.

 

I currently have an X10 system setup in my home theater to control the lights and blinds using my Logitech 880 universal remote control.  X10 has a small module box that plugs into a wall socket.  It receives an IR signal from my Logitech remote and transmits it through my houses electrical wires.  Each light is plugged into an X10 module that only recognizes the code assigned to that light.

 

Idea:

Belkin creates an IR Receiver module (box) that plugs into an open router port.  When the module receives an IR signal, it translates the IR signal into a Wemo code that is sent throughout your local LAN (or WLAN). Belkins existing modules would receive this signal and turn on/off/etc.

This would let me opperate all my Wemo devices using my universal IR remote control rather than having to get my cell phone and use it to control the Wemo devices.

 

My Logitech IR universal remote is programmed using a program downloaded from Logitec.  This program uses the internet to access the massive IR code database on Logitec's servers that store almost every IR code for every IR device created.  Hard to believe, but Logitec gathers the IR codes from every IR device in existance and stores them on their servers.

All Belkin would need to do is create amd supply Logitec with a unique IR code for each of their existing devices.  The Wemo IR Receiver would capture that IR signal, translate it into the proper type of signal used by the Wemo devices, and send it wired or wirelessly to existing Wemo devices.

 

Once this IR Receiver option becomes available, I will ditch my X10 setup and jump on the Wemo bandwagon.  Until then, it would be too much effort to get my cell phone out everytime i want to turn on/off a light while i'm at home.

 

I know you guys can do this and I think it would open up a whole new market to Wemo.

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Multiple time slots

by HM on ‎06-28-2014 06:37 PM
 
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Horizontal Wemo Light Switch

by russell_taylor on ‎06-19-2014 06:03 AM
I was looking at looking at purchasing a Wemo Light switch but noticed that it is only available in vertical form. My light switches run horizontal so there installing a current Wemo light switch would look terrible.. Please bring out a horizontal version of this awesome light switch!!!

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
This is a feature that was in a version of the app a while ago that has been removed.
I would like to be able to turn off the light in a room if there is no motion in the room.
I know you can do this if the motion initiates the light turning on, but there is no option to manually turn on and then turn off after xx minutes

Dedicated iPad App

by markstaint on ‎06-16-2014 09:03 PM

Hi there - I was directed to this site from getsatisfaction.

 

I was hoping to get some insight (excuse the pun) on when or if there is an iPad app in development. It is really frustrating to have no access to landscape mode, especially when that is exactly how the netcams want to work. I have my iPad wall mounted as a control station, and this feature would be awesome