• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WEMO switch

    • Written by from Auburn

    The switch was easy to install and it works well. I knew it was just a matter of time before someone came out with this type of product. Congratulations. I believe home automation will be very big in the future and will pay for itself through energy savings.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic - does all it says, even more

    • Written by from Mississauga

    Fantastic product, very well done in every way. Unusually easy automatic setup (normally with this many aspects, it's a lot more involved, but this was super simple). Works perfectly as a remote or automated (with all sorts of real simple ways to have it controlled, including sunrise/sunset, and even more complex things like weather if you want to get into the IFTTT option) on/off power outlet, but even better are its power monitoring features (which is the feature this WeMo "Insight" switch adds). The screen shots of the app show what you get, current watts being used, costs (if you enter your electricity cost), etc, which gives you a true amount for what things like a heater, car battery/engine warmer, christmas lights, etc (N.B. only if the WeMo switch is inside a garage with extension out to car/lights/etc, it can't be used outdoors), or other high-wattage items actually cost to run, and lets you save money by controlling them to only have them on when really needed, or turn them off after you leave if you forgot. Things like electronic devices aren't as easily controlled because most such devices default to off when the power is turned back on at the outlet (i.e. you have to turn on the WeMo, then manually turn on the TV in most cases), but you can turn them off, and even more useful is that the WeMo can monitor when they are manually turned on and off (and even notify you of that, or you can email a log of past activity) or you can set a time range when the device can be used. You program the WeMo from the app, and it then works independently (i.e. your phone can be turned off and the WeMo keeps doing what it's supposed to). This is the only such product (from anyone) that I've found that monitors actual power usage and even includes programable actions based on that, and so nicely done not requiring the app to remain connected to the device for it to keep doing what you programmed it to do. Very well thought out and done Belkin.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    • Written by from Chesapeake

    The switch was easily picked up on my wifi network and works flawlessly. Its almost magical the way you can set it turn on at Sunset (which is different everyday, duh?) or off at sunrise. I have the Wemo light switch and it works great too. Thanks Belkin!

    14 of 15 people found this useful