We’re all familiar with that unnerving feeling when you leave the house: “Did I leave the iron on?” “Who turned the kitchen lights off?” “Is the dog tearing up the rug again?” When you depart your home for work or vacation, you can’t bring the whole house with you ― but you can control it. Thanks to Belkin home automation products, those unknowns disappear. When you remotely manage your home using the Belkin WeMo smartphone app, the only question you’ll ask when you leave the house is: “Can I WeMo that?”
Belkin’s WeMo app makes home automation simple and scalable. Belkin products go beyond simple light timers — these are home electronics that are completely customizable from your phone, tablet, or computer. Here are seven Belkin home automation products that you can manage from your mobile device.
When you can’t physically be at home, a Belkin NetCam is the next best thing. Check in on elderly parents, guarantee the kids are doing their homework, watch your pets at play, and receive text alerts if the camera’s motion sensor has been activated. Belkin’s line of NetCams range in features, but all have Wi-Fi capabilities that allow you to keep an eye on your home from your mobile device.
Power your lights from anywhere using WeMo lighting products. Forgetting to turn off the kitchen lights every day could cost you $110 a year. Creating a home lighting schedule saves energy ― and your hard-earned dollars. A WeMo synched lighting system also lets you remotely dim lamps for nighttime relaxation from the comfort of your bed, and swipe lights on and off from your phone during your weekend getaway to deter burglars. Belkin’s energy-efficient lights are low wattage (10 watts, compared to a traditional 60-watt incandescent bulb), though they are still bright enough to light up a room.
Plug your home appliances and electronics into the Belkin WeMo outlet and your capabilities are endless. Set notifications to alert you when the laundry needs to be switched over. Put the TV on a timer to shut off when your kid’s daily screen time is up. Turn off the hair straightener when you’re stuck in traffic and realize the straightener is still heating up on your bathroom counter.
Cook dinner from your phone? You bet. Syncing the sleek WeMo crock pot to your smartphone lets you cook even if you’re trapped in a board meeting or in line at the grocery store. And consider this: crock pot mishaps account for 150 home fires a year, but changing your crock pot’s temperature when you’re on-the-go guarantees your home will be safe and dinner will still be served.
The award-winning WeMo Maker syncs low-voltage electronics to a smart device. DIYers will especially love tinkering with it ― if a device is controlled by a low-voltage DC switch, it can be customized in the WeMo Maker. No longer will you need to race home to feed the cat or get drenched shutting off the sprinklers during a rainstorm. Connect everyday items to the Internet through WeMo Maker, like sprinkler systems, doorbells, garage door openers, and curtains.
Hands-free motion kits allow you to plug-and-play. When the WeMo Motion Kit senses movement 10 feet away, it will shut your device on or off ― you decide. Program the coffee maker to turn on when someone enters the kitchen in the morning, the fan to shut off when movement is no longer detected in the living room, or the front light to turn on when someone walks on your porch.
The World Health Organization has called air pollution the single biggest environmental health risk worldwide. Belkin’s smart air purifier removes 99.97 percent of those harmful air allergens. Remote management is a key feature to this WeMo-powered air purifier. You can remotely track air quality, change fan speeds, manage the ionizer, schedule functions, and track maintenance alerts.
Belkin WeMo products can ease life’s little stresses. If you are can’t be home to keep an eye on things, WeMo is the next best thing. Belkin’s home automation line was designed with the user in mind: it’s easy to set up and maintain. Modernizing your house into a fully customizable home is no longer a “Jetsons”-era goal. It’s here and now with Belkin home automation products.
Written by Paige Sjoblom
Paige is a resident safety and security expert for SafeWise covering a variety of topics to keep your family safe. In her free time, you'll find her relaxing with yoga, enjoying a cup of coffee, or exploring outside. Learn more