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Home Automation Just Got Simpler

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Home Automation Just Got Simpler
Home automation has traditionally been a costly endeavour that included re-wiring the home, costly modules and at time technology that went beyond the comfort zone of your average home owner. However, the team over at Belkin have come up with a novel solution that is simple, easy to use and inexpensive. The Belkin Wemo is a device that lets you connect any household device that is rated 120V into this unit and control its on off capabilities with your smart phone or tablet.
The unit runs for $49.99 and can be purchased at any electronics store. There is a flavour that also includes a motion sensor ($99.99) that can trigger your device to go on/off with preprogrammed rule sets. At CES 2013, Belkin also introduced the Wemo light switch which allows home owners to hardwire their electrical light fixtures and control them with their smart phone.

The technology is quite simple which is what makes this a simple device to use. You plug in the device, connect it to your local wifi network and plug in your new device. Its really that simple. You can then set certain rules that triggers the device to go on/off with movement (motion sensor required), certain times of the day or control it with the popular service IFTTT.

Our friends over at have offered to share their review of the wemo which shows the devices capabilities.


This device is perfect for people on the go who want to turn the lights on when they get home, have their pet feeders programmed, or save money by automatically turning off lights when no motion is detected.

Overall we give this two thumbs up, its defiantely a device that can help make your life simplier, more productive and even cost efficient.


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