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Setting up the Usage Alerts rule on the Wemo® Insight Smart Plug, F7C029


One of the special features of the Wemo® Insight Smart Plug, F7C029 is its Usage Alerts.  With this option, you can create a rule when power is sensed (either ON/OFF) or power is ON for a length of time (hrs/min).  Also, you can monitor how long a device has been ON/OFF for a specific time duration.  For example, you can monitor how long the TV has been ON or how long a game console has been OFF. 

To set up a Usage Alerts rule, follow these steps:

 
Step 1:  Launch the Wemo App then tap the Rules icon.
 
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NOTE:  If there’s already a rule created, tap the + sign at the upper right corner of the app.
 
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Step 2:  Under GET NOTIFIED, select the Usage Alerts option.
 
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Step 3:  Tap the name of your Wemo Insight and select the setting that you prefer for your device.  Your selected setting will be highlighted in green:
  • power on - Wemo Insight detects when the device has powered ON
  • power off - Wemo Insight detects when the device has powered OFF
  • power is on for… - Wemo Insight detects how long the device has been ON for the time duration you have specified
NOTE:  In the example below, power off is selected.
 
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Step 4:  Tap When to set the time duration you want the rule to run.

All Day - Turn this ON to choose a specific day/days or turn this OFF to choose by time or by sunrise/sunset.

 User-added image - Choose the Clock icon to select a specific time.
 User-added image -  Choose the Sun icon to have your Wemo use the Sunset and Sunrise for your area to control the rule.

 
By Time:
 
Tap on Time and choose the time you would like the rule to follow then tap Done.
 
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By Sunrise/Sunset:
 
When using the Sunrise/Sunset option, you can choose to have the rule trigger exactly at the Sunrise/Sunset or before the Sunrise/Sunset. 
 
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Step 5:  Under NOTIFY ME, tap on Message.  This is where you can set what message you want to appear each time you receive a notification then tap Save.
 
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Step 6:  Under NOTIFY ME, tap on How Often.  Select how often you want to be notified.

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Step 7:  Under RULE NAME, create a rule name to identify the new rule you created and then tap Save.
 
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