By Ashley Steel
You’ve got your keys, your phone and your wallet; now you’re headed out the door. As you sip your coffee on the way to work, you start to get an uneasy feeling: Did I forget something?
It’s an experience common to many. In our rush-rush society, the anxieties come creeping in: Did I lock the house? Did I turn off the curling iron? Did I turn down the AC?
Enter the WeMo Insight Switch from Belkin, our NewHomeSource App of the Month. While it can’t solve for all of your problems on the way to work, it can certainly address many of them and make life more convenient, to boot.
What Is It?
The WeMo Insight Switch is a device that allows you to connect all of your plug-in devices to your Wi-Fi network. This functionality allows you to control said devices from anywhere.
Let’s say you left your AC unit running. The WeMo App will alert you. From the app’s dashboard, you can adjust the AC — even if you’re at work or on-the-go.
The WeMo Insight Switch can help you regulate your energy usage and reduce your bills. You can set schedules for different devices such as the AC unit, as well as monitor and control energy usage in real time via the WeMo app. Turn off lights, fans and devices when not in use — not to mention, without getting off the couch — and save on energy bills.
Many house fires are started from careless handling of appliances such as curling irons, straighteners and space heaters. With the WeMo Insight Switch, you can verify that these appliances are turned off, or, turn them off from a distance, to ensure that your home remains fire free.
The WeMo isn’t just about safety and savings, though — it’s also designed to introduce a new level of comfort and luxury to owners.
In this capacity, the WeMo is very versatile, allowing you to turn on the heat a half hour before you get home or receive an alert when your laundry is done so that you can put away your clothes before they get wrinkled. You can even connect your WeMo to the coffee maker and schedule it to automatically start brewing when you wake up.
With the addition of other WeMo products, like the WeMo Motion, your Insight Switch can even perform such functions as automatically turning on the lights when you walk into a room.
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