Belkin Wemo

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Belkin WeMo
Parent Belkin International
Native client(s) on iOS, Android

WeMo is a series of products from Belkin International, Inc. that enables users to control home electronics from anywhere. The product suite includes a switch, motion sensor, Insight Switch, light switch, camera and app. The WeMo Switch can be plugged into any home outlet, which can then be controlled from an iOS or Android smartphone running the WeMo App, via home WiFi or mobile phone network.

The WeMo Motion Sensor can be placed anywhere, as long as it can access the same WiFi network as the WeMo devices it is intended to control. It can then turn on and off any of the WeMo devices connected to the WiFi network as people pass by.

The WeMo Insight Switch provides information on power usage and cost estimation for devices plugged into the switch.

The WeMo Light Switch is for use where a light is controlled by a single light switch. Multi-way switching is not supported at this time.

The WeMo App controls the WeMo devices from anywhere in the world as long as the WeMo devices’ wireless network is connected to the Internet. WeMo devices can also be controlled using IFTTT technology. WeMo devices can also be controlled by voice through the Amazon Echo.[1]


  • Switch
  • Switch + Motion
  • Insight Switch
  • Light Switch
  • Smart LED Light Bulb
  • NetCam Wi-Fi Camera
  • Maker
  • Keychain Sensor
  • Room Motion Sensor
  • Door & Window Sensor
  • Alarm Sensor
  • Mr. Coffee® 10-Cup Smart Coffeemaker
  • Holmes® Large Room Smart Heater
  • Holmes® Smart Humidifier
  • Holmes® Smart Air Purifier
  • TCP A19 Daylight LED Bulb
  • TCP BR30 Daylight LED Bulb
  • TCP PAR38 Soft White LED Bulb
  • TCP 5”/6” Soft White Retrofit LED
  • OSRAM LIGHTIFY™ Tunable White 60 Bulb
  • OSRAM LIGHTIFY™ Gardenspot Mini RGB
  • Sylvania Ultra iQ LED BR30 Bulb
  • Oster Smart Pet Feeder
  • Link

Remote security vulnerability[edit]

WeMo switches are controlled via IP networks; thus, for a switch to be controllable from a remote location, it must be open to receive connections from the Internet. In January 2013, it was revealed that the WeMo had a security flaw in its UPnP implementation that allowed an unauthorized user to take control of a switch. This could allow malicious attacks, such as flipping the switch at a very fast rate, which could damage certain devices and even cause electrical fires.[2]

This vulnerability has been addressed by updated firmware releases.[3]


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