Tuggerah, Australia - October 9th 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 is easily connected into a home’s existing electrical wiring, and replaces an existing 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 (www.ifttt.com), an online service that creates a sequence of activities (known as triggers) using different Internet-based services such as email, weather and social media.

To assist in the effective local rollout of the WeMo Light Switch, Belkin has teamed with Jim’s Electrical nationally to deliver a trusted and reliable installation solution.

“The WeMo Light Switch continues the benchmark we have established for the WeMo range, which is to deliver a simple and affordable home automation solution. The WeMo Light Switch delivers peace of mind from knowing you can control and monitor your home from wherever you are, whenever you want” said Brendan Sparks, Head of Product Management and Marketing ANZ

“We understand the rise of home automation can be daunting to some consumers, which is why we have partnered with Jim’s Electrical to provide an end to end process for our customers”

“It is very exciting for us to be the preferred installation partner as the WeMo Light Switch is launched in Australia. We are looking forward to delivering a complete installation solution for Australian consumers. It is a wonderful new technology that continues to break down barriers in home automation, and we are delighted to play our part in showcasing these benefits to our customers.” Says Miles Parkinson, Technical Director of Jim’s Electrical.

WeMo Light Switch (F7C030au) $69.95
  • 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

Demonstration
To view a demonstration of the Belkin WeMo Light Switch, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3ML4zPMyHE

Imagery
To download images of the Belkin WeMo Light Switch, please visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/96595199@N05/

Availability
The WeMo Light Switch is available from late October, from major retailers across Australia and New Zealand. The free WeMo app for iOS and Android 4.0 or higher is available now at the Apple app store and the Google Play store.

About Belkin
At Belkin, we make people-inspired products. With more than 200 patents, Belkin invents products that harness the power of technology to enrich people’s lives. From wireless home networking and entertainment, to mobile accessories, energy management, and a broad USB and cable mix, Belkin products connect the dots between people and the things they love. Belkin also provides public and private sector organizations with high-quality security, infrastructure, energy, and server-room solutions. A privately held company founded in 1983, Belkin has more than 1,200 employees in 21 countries. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, Belkin can also be found on the Web at http://www.belkin.com.au. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/BelkinAustralia and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/belkinau

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