WeMo Smart Home Continues to Grow and Fulfill Consumer Requests with Latest Product Update
Playa Vista, Calif. (July 22, 2013) – Belkin, creator of people-inspired technology products, today announced availability of the WeMo Light Switch bringing a new layer of innovation to the simple, ingenious WeMo smart home platform. The Light Switch is a Wi-Fi connected light switch that allows users to remotely access and manage an entire bank of household lights from anywhere using the WeMo app.
"The WeMo Light Switch brings the simplicity, affordability and approachability of WeMo to a remote lighting control market that can sometimes be daunting to consumers, said Ohad Zeira, director of product management at Belkin. “The Light Switch was the most requested new product by loyal WeMo users, and we are happy to offer another product that delivers the peace of mind that comes from knowing you can control and monitor your home from wherever you are, whenever you want."
The WeMo Light Switch is easily connected into a home’s existing electrical wiring, replacing a current light switch. Once in place and connected to the home’s Wi-Fi network, users can access the free WeMo app to turn lights on or off, put them on a schedule, and even time them according to local sunrise and sunset from anywhere using an iOS or Android device. The Light Switch also features integration with IFTTT, an online service that creates triggers using different Internet-based services such as email, weather and social media.
WeMo Light Switch (F7C030) - $49.99
- Control household lighting remotely via a smartphone or tablet
- Works with any Wi-Fi® router, Apple® device with iOS v5 or higher, and Android™ device 4.0 or higher
- Operates over Wi-Fi and mobile Internet, at home and away
- Works with the free WeMo app
- No subscription fee or hub required
The WeMo Light Switch is available now at belkin.com and major retailers including Verizon, Best Buy and the Apple Store. The free WeMo app for iOS is available now at the Apple app store and for Android 4.0 or higher at the Google Play store today at 1:00 p.m. PST.
Belkin makes people-inspired products that harness the power of technology to enrich people’s lives. From wireless home networking and entertainment products, to mobile accessories for smartphones and tablets, home automation and energy management tools, as well as a broad USB and cable mix, Belkin products connect the dots between people and the things they love. A privately held company, Belkin was founded in 1983 and acquired Linksys in 2013, creating a powerful platform to deliver the next generation of home and wireless networking experiences. The new Belkin, including the Linksys brand and Belkin brand portfolios, has 1,500 employees and sales in more than 100 countries. Belkin’s global headquarters are in Playa Vista, California.