As part of the Verizon Wireless Midwest Ambassador Group I had the opportunity to review the WeMo Switch. Honestly, I’ve had it for a while but I couldn’t figure out why it wouldn’t work for me. The directions are pretty self explanatory, and provides a step by step guide of setting everything up, but for some reason it wasn’t working for me (and I was determined to figure it out because it looked so easy…and really it was very easy to install).
I looked on YouTube and found a clip of someone installing the switch to make sure I wasn’t missing any parts of the set up, and I wasn’t so I sat and tried everything over. The only thing I did change was the device I was installing the app on. The app is available on Apple and Android. I couldn’t figure out why it wouldn’t work on my phone but it worked on my iPad.
Once I got everything set up on my iPad I actually fell in love with the switch! I was sitting on the couch and once it got dark outside I turned on the light without having to move! LOL…okay I know that’s not the purpose but it was very convenient (especially for a pregnant woman)! As a mom this also helped because usually we have natural sunlight in our house during the day, however, once it became dark outside I was able to adjust the lights in the house for my daughter playing without having to move.
In the app there are options to put the switch on a timer, this feature really had me SOLD. I do not like coming home to a dark house, so I would probably put the switch on a daily timer so there would be lights on in the house when I got home (especially if I come home late). I am pretty scary and I do not like coming home to a dark house, so usually I leave lights on prior to leaving and I close the blinds. However, I could still close my blinds but I could turn my lights on at different times instead of on a routine. Since my family have been a victim of burglary before I am very leery of doing things on a routine, I like to switch it up so its harder to keep up with our patterns.
Its also good for if you are going on vacation, you don’t want to leave your house dark as if no one is there or has been there so it would work great for those purposes too (safety first). Once the switch is installed as long as you have an internet connection it can work from anywhere! It will also help whoever you have watching your house. You can turn on lights so they aren’t coming into your dark home.
In my opinion…this switch is worth purchasing!!! If you have an “on the go” type of lifestyle and this would be an awesome to aid in the safety of your family and household! Once everything was hooked up we used the switch daily for the duration of the time I had it. We actually missed it a great deal once we had to return it.
**I received no compensation for this post, only a product for review**
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