Belkin has had a long history of making accessories for Apple’s products. Now they are reversing things by making the iPhone and iPad an accessory for their products. The Wemo line is Belkin’s play in the home automation game. Here are some of their offerings.
Wemo is just one of our favorite smart home apps for iPhone and iPad. We’ve collected all of our favorites here. And if you’d like to see more of our top app selections in different categories, just head on over to our Best Apps Series.
Perhaps the simplest of their products, the Wemo Switch can be plugged into any home power outlet and turn on and off any appliance that’s plugged into it. Through the Wemo app you can even set timers and schedules. It’s great for floor lamps.
The Wemo Switch can also be activated by movement with the add-on motion sensor. So now you don’t need to do anything to turn on the lights when you enter a room.
Insight Switch allows you to turn your home appliances and electronics on or off and monitor their usage and costs from anywhere inside–or outside–of your home.
If your more interested in controlling your ceiling lights than floor lamps, the Wemo Light Switch is the model for you. A little bit harder to install than the Switch, but still super easy, the Light Switch will replace any common light switch you have in your house. Then any light it is wired too will be wirelessly available to turn on, off, or schedule.
Rather than messing around with wiring in your house, the starter set will allow you to simply screw these internet-connected bulbs into existing sockets. This is a great option for those who want to quickly hit the ground running with Wemo.
Here are a couple of our other picks of the best smart home apps for iPhone and iPad: