Belkin WeMo Home Automation Switch + Motion Sensor bundle for Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

August 25, 2013 - Comment

The Belkin WeMo Switch and WeMo Motion Kit gives you wireless control of your home appliances and electronics, turning devices of your choice on or off as soon as movement is detected. The sensor plugs into an outlet and detects motion up to 10 feet away. It then sends a wireless signal to the WeMo

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The Belkin WeMo Switch and WeMo Motion Kit gives you wireless control of your home appliances and electronics, turning devices of your choice on or off as soon as movement is detected. The sensor plugs into an outlet and detects motion up to 10 feet away. It then sends a wireless signal to the WeMo Switch to turn the connected device either on or off. Using the free WeMo App you can program a light to turn on when you walk into the house or the TV to turn off when you leave. In addition to motion control, you can always use the WeMo App to turn your electronics on or off, anytime, from anywhere. You can also connect your Motion sensor to IFTTT.com so you can get email or SMS notifications when your children get home from school, or even when your cat visits the litter tray. WeMo uses your home Wi-Fi network, and also operates over mobile internet-so you can even control things while you’re away. WeMo is completely modular, allowing you to control as much or as little of your house as you like. WeMo is your home at your fingertips

Product Features

  • Turn Electronics on/off from Anywhere
  • Motion Control your Lamp, never walk into a dark room again
  • Get SMS or Email Notifications when movement is detected at home (powered by IFTTT.com)
  • You’ve already got everything you need: WeMo works with your existing Wi-Fi router and any Apple iPod touch, iPhone, iPad – iOS v5 or higher
  • Modular system. You can add additional WeMo Switches and WeMo Motion sensors easily, any time. Control as much or as little of your house as you want to
  • Operates over Wi-Fi and mobile internet, at home and away
  • Included: WeMo Motion and WeMo Switch : Electrical Rating 120V~/15A/60Hz/1800W

 

Comments

BigRedDog says:

I really like this… but it isn’t for everything… Update: 12/16/12: There have been several firmware updates since the product first came out. The device seems to hang less often now than when I noted below… on the order of once every 2 to 3 weeks.I should note, I have several IP Power Switch boxes. I use them for things like controlling my network, network devices and stereo devices. These work off of wired ethernet, and have many plugs on the back that are addressable. I note this only to make clear I already understand some of the shortcomings of these types of devices.OK, that said, these are really nice for the right application.Power ThroughputFirst, since I searched high and low for this information (on Belkin’s site – everywhere) and could not find it… the device packaging indicates that it can handle 15A throughput. Amazon should really add that to the product description, since I consider it pretty important.Setup (MAC address printed on the back is wrong)…

imo says:

connection drops wifi way too often, and needs re-setting up each time so this really is not reliable or useful for essental security lighting or something that has to be shut off or on remotely, a little expensive, great idea if it actually worked, perhaps they will come out with one that works reliably, we had both sensor and just switch but both lost connection every 3 hours to 2 days or so, belkin service and tech support no help, returned without problems at the apple store, bad belkin, good apple store

Disgruntled says:

Unreliable I’m glad I only bought one of these to try out, I would be happier if I had bought none. I wanted to use it to shut off power to an irrigation system on my ranch (200 miles away from home) when my wifi camera indicates that my cistern is running dry. The problem is that anytime the WEMO drops the Internet connection it turns itself off. It would make much more sense for it just to maintain its current state (off or on) until the connection is restored or make it an option for the user to select the behavior. This thing drops the connection with maddening frequency even when plugged in just several feet from the router. The other issue is that at least half of the time the software can’t find the switch (compared to my wifi camera which is always available). When it does work it functions as advertised so I am sure it is all installed correctly. The problem is that it is totally unreliable. I would not recommend it to a friend (or enemy, just too cruel). Very dissatisfied.

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