New WeMo Switch Allows Homeowners to Monitor Power Consumption and Costs from Electronics
Berlin – September 5, 2013 – Belkin today introduced the WeMo Insight Switch, revolutionizing smart home innovation by allowing users to control and manage the energy usage and costs of home electronics from anywhere through their iOS or Android device. The newest addition to the simple, ingenious WeMo smart home platform, the Insight Switch is a Wi-Fi enabled compact plug that also allows users to put their devices on a schedule and receive notifications anytime a connected unit is turned on or off.
“With the WeMo Insight Switch, we continue to elevate today’s smart homes by offering consumers the most intuitive, customizable and affordable solution to better understand the energy usage of their electronic devices and make smart decisions on how to use them,” said Ohad Zeira, director of product management at Belkin. “The evolved switch allows users to truly control and monitor as much or as little of their home as they want, from observing whether a television has been on too long or being alerted to when a laundry cycle has finished, all through their smart device from anywhere and at anytime.”
The WeMo Insight Switch plugs directly into an electrical outlet, and then a user simply connects it to the home Wi-Fi network, downloads the free WeMo app and instantly is able to turn any device plugged into the unit on or off using his or her iOS or Android device.
WeMo Insight Switch will allow users to put electronics on a schedule, and even time them according to local sunrise and sunset, setup notifications for device usage as well as manage the time, energy consumption and costs of specific devices. The Insight Switch works with IFTTT, an online service that creates triggers using different Internet-based services such as email, weather and social media.
WeMo Insight Switch (F7C029) - $59.99
- Turn electronics on or off—from anywhere 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
- Put your electronic devices on a schedule and monitor their costs and usage
- Set up rules for your electronics to go on and off at sunset and sunrise
- 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 Insight Switch will be available at belkin.com and major retailers in November.
About Belkin International, Inc.
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.