Price For Both: $173.05
- What's Included
The Belkin WeMo Home Automation Switch + Motion Sensor Kit, along with the WeMo App, work together to let you use motion to turn almost anything in your home on or off. By having the WeMo Switch, WeMo Motion, and the WeMo App installed, you can create rules that turn the WeMo Switch on or off when motion is detected. Have a light go on when you enter a room, have a fan go off when you leave. A heater, a lamp, your stereo, you name it - if you can plug it in, you can control it with the WeMo Motion.
Using the free WeMo App, you tell the WeMo Switch and the WeMo Motion what to do when motion is sensed. Just place the included WeMo Motion wherever you like, connect it to the included WeMo Switch controlling a light, and that light goes on whenever you pass by. With the WeMo Motion, appliances wake up and perform their tasks when you get near them, and go to sleep when you leave. Just like they should! Once connected, the WeMo Motion will sense movement within a 10-foot range; sensitivity for the motion sensor can be adjusted when you are creating or editing a motion rule. WeMo is a modular system, so you can add additional WeMo Switches easily and at any time. Control as much or as little of your home as you want - and you can control it all from anywhere using your smartphone! WeMo is your home at your fingertips.
WeMo is a family of simple, ingenious products that allow you to control home electronics from anywhere. Turn them on or off, trigger them with motion, and even put them on a schedule. WeMo lives on your smartphone and uses your home Wi-Fi and mobile internet. Setting up and using WeMo is a snap. WeMo truly is your home at your fingertips. WeMo can make your home a more convenient, easy place to be. When you return home, your lights are on. Leave the room, and the TV turns off. Turn off a light downstairs after you've already turned in. Put your home on a schedule - bedroom and living room lights go on in the evening, the kids' playroom gadgets go off at bedtime.
The WeMo App
With WeMo you run your home right from your iPhone. The free WeMo App lets you control individual or multiple devices. Turn off a lamp from the other side of the home. Turn on the lights in the living room, from the other side of town. Schedules are easy to set up too - have a heater or a fan turn on a half hour before you get home to make the temperature just right. With WeMo, it's all up to you. Click here for a video tutorial on setting up your WeMo App.
WeMo and IFTTT (IF This Then That)
WeMo is just a great idea - giving you everything you need to make your home a more comfortable place right now. And WeMo is growing every day. For example, WeMo can interact with web-based social media and Apps through a great service called IFTTT. So when the sensor at your front door is triggered, you get an email. Or when the sun sets, your hallway lamp goes on. Very cool. Click here for more information on IFTTT.
Remote Access for WeMo?
Remote access is a useful feature for controlling your devices while you're away from home. You can access your WeMo and your WeMo devices anywhere you have an Internet connection through your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. Click Remote access is automatically enabled when you setup WeMo as long as the network you are using has an Internet connection. With remote access enabled you can control your WeMo from anywhere your iOS device has an Internet connection. This includes other Wi-Fi networks or your 3G/4G mobile connection. When the WeMo App is launched outside your home, the App contacts the Belkin cloud, the cloud redirects the phones request to the appropriate home, and then you can see and control all the WeMo devices.
Control WeMo with More Than One Apple Device
WeMo will automatically appear on a second iOS device connected to the network. All the customization done on one iOS device will automatically appear on any additional iOS device you connect to the same Wi-Fi network, including WeMo device names, icons and all the rules. You can use as many iOS devices as you like with WeMo without any problems.
How Many WeMo Devices Can You Control?
You can add as many WeMo devices as you like. Because each WeMo uses such little bandwidth on your network, you shouldn't notice any side effects. When you setup a WeMo, give it a name, add a picture or create rules - all the information is stored on the WeMo itself. This means that you don't need a hub or a dedicated controller in your home in order for WeMo to work. This means that you can easily control multiple WeMo devices from different iOS devices. When you're away from home all the rules work because your WeMo devices can talk to each other through your home Wi-Fi. Please note however, some routers have a maximum amount of devices they will support. Therefore, some WeMo users may see other devices drop off their network, or only be able to install 1 or 2 WeMo devices at a time.
WeMo supports all the latest Wi-Fi security modes including WEP, WPA and WPA2. Therefore WeMo is as secure as you make your home Wi-Fi network. Remote access has been designed with the latest security enhancements in place. In addition to this, the cloud only stores a key that connects your iOS device to your home and not any device specific information.
WeMo devices should have the same or better range than most other Wi-Fi devices. Therefore you can put WeMo wherever you get Wi-Fi connectivity using your laptop, tablets or phones. Bad weather and barriers like walls, cabinets, and doors will reduce Wi-Fi Range. If there is an area in your home you have Wi-Fi dead spots you might consider adding a Wi-Fi range extender. WeMo uses very little bandwidth so your very unlikely to see any impact to network performance.
What Can I Use With My WeMo Switch and Motion Sensor?
You can essentially control any appliance or electronic device with an on/off switch. A lamp, a fan, a heater, a stereo, you name it. If you can plug it in, you can control it with WeMo. Here are some fun ways that customers are already using their WeMo devices:
• Lighting Control: Connect your WeMo Motion so the room lights up when you enter.
• Radio: Have your favorite station turn on when you enter for the morning shower.
• Air Conditioning Units: Turn on your AC window unit shortly before getting home.
• Air Purifier: Turn on your air purifier shortly before you get home.
• Electric Coffee Maker: Set your morning beverage to practically make itself.
• Privileged Control: Forgot to turn off the TV. WeMo gives you control even when you're not in the room.
• Play Practical Jokes: Set up your WeMo Motion without telling the family and watch the fun ensue.
Note: The manufacturer recommends you do not set your WeMo to control devices that have important information stored on them (i.e. computers or cable boxes). Valuable information could be lost by abruptly shutting off these kind of devices.
General Specifications Manufacturer Belkin International Manufacturer Product No. F5Z0340fcAPL UPC 722868864197 System Requirements
- Wi-Fi router
- iPod touch, iPhone,iPad (iOS v5 or higher)
Manufacturer Warranty 1-Year Limited WeMo Switch Specifications Power Consumption Less than 1.5 Watts Electrical Rating 120V~/15A/60Hz/1800W Power Outlets 1 Wi-Fi 2.4GHz 802.11n WeMo Motion Specifications Power Consumption Less than 1.5 Watts Electrical Rating 120V~/15A/60Hz/1800W Motion Sensitivity Range 10 Feet (adjustable sensitivity with WeMo App) Cord Length 6 Foot (goes between the motion sensor and plug-in transceiver)
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