Excerpt: WeMo is billed as a family of devices from Belkin that allow users to control home electronics remotely via a free iPhone compatible app. The idea is you can turn lights, TVs , appliances and more, on and off, either via motion or over your home Wi-Fi network or further afield,including 3G. The hope is the local good-for-nothing will see signs of life and move on from home or office although in reality, and from unfortunate experience, this isn't always effective.
Conclusion: While more costly than some options, programmable timer switches or timer plugs for instance, the WeMo system is a worthy option, thanks to its simplicity and scalability. While it may not keep the bad guys from your doors or windows, it does offer some peace of mind and thanks to a dedicated iOS app offers the ability to automate lights and more from almost anywhere.
Pros: Brings home automation a step closer; simple and intuitive iOS app; ability to create rules and schedule events; modular system offers room to add more rooms and appliances.
Cons: Mixed results based on customer reviews and home set-ups; support could be better, particularly information on IFTTT; additional Motion senses are available without paying for the WeMo Switch; cheaper alternatives.