Belkin WeMo Makes Home Automation Easy (Finally!)

Editor's Rating

8.5 /10

User Rating

5 Stars
TJ Farhadi
Author, Home Automation

In the world of home automation, there are plenty of gimmicks. Luckily, Belkin’s WeMo succeeds in creating an elegant system with a focus on making your life smarter, simpler and more efficient. With a product line that includes basic power switches, lights and sensors, WeMo is a great option for both home automation beginners and those of a more technical persuasion looking for total control over their smart home.

Design 8

WeMo switches and motion sensors will blend seamlessly with your current power outlets with their unobtrusive curves and clean white design. Other WeMo hardware like the NetCam cameras and WeMo Baby monitor have a pleasing aesthetic that shouldn’t clash with your interior decorating.

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Software 9.2

WeMo’s integration with IFTTT (IF This Then That) is a stroke of genius. IFTTT is a web-based, social media integrated, workflow service that allows you to create chains of conditional events.

For example, you can use WeMo to automatically turn on your fan if the temperature reaches over 80°, or switch on the espresso machine when the motion detector senses you getting out of bed. Combined with a handy app that allows you to remotely control all your smart devices, WeMo is an incredibly effective tool for streamlining your life.

Warranty 9

Belkin’s products come with a lifetime warranty, which proves the company’s commitment to quality. All you need to do is contact technical support and ship them your defective product for a replacement.

Performance 8.5

WeMo makes automating your home a breeze. All you need is a WiFi connection, a few WeMo sensors and switches and you can start creating rules and schedules, and receiving notifications from your phone. There is also a range of WeMo-enabled products available, from slow cookers to humidifiers. If you’re more technically minded, the WeMo Maker allows you to wire up and automate almost any device!

Value 8.0

With sensors and switches starting at only $49.99, WeMo is an affordable option if you’re curious about getting into home automation. WeMo switches send notifications to your app and display your power usage, so even a small investment in WeMo products can end up saving you money. For the more advanced home automation enthusiast, WeMo allows you to create highly detailed workflows to maximize efficiency and comfort in your home.

TJ Farhadi
Author, Home Automation

TJ Farhadi is seriously concerned with anything having to do with automation and AI. In addition to seeking out the latest and greatest technologies, he loves kayaking across Lake Union.