Wemo vs ST Wall Sockets


(pillock) #1

Apologies if this is covered elsewhere, but every time I search for WeMo I just get loads of people using the plugs (or having problems!) without any comparison.

My question is, if I use the button on the top of a WeMo switch to turn it on (as opposed to using ST), does ST know instantly that it’s on or does it have to wait for a poll to happen?
Conversely, does the ST plug notify instantly? I would imagine so, but need to check.

What I want to do is plug this in behind the TV - the kids come downstairs in the morning and turn the TV on at the wall, it’s a 4-way extension with TV, Soundbar, PS3. I switch it off every night on my way to bed.
I’d love to use this “turning on the TV” as a trigger for CoRE to take me from Night to Home mode, but I know from using Hue lights controlled through a Hue Tap as triggers that you have to wait for ST to realise that you’ve changed something. If I use ST to change the Hue lights, the triggers happen instantly.

So - WeMo, instant response or not?


#2

My wemo switches go offline pretty often within smartthings, even though they are always available in the official wemo app. Wemo is generally very reliable but not within smartthings.


(Keith Croshaw) #3

Cannot recommend you avoid Wemo like the plague enough. really rough SmartThings integration. Equally as rough first party support.


(Pizzinini) #4

Use this wemo custom device type. I did not have it drop for a year now: