I love the idea of a home automation system that means I never have to leave my couch. But I’m not willing to go through all the hassle of knocking down walls and rewiring every room in my house. The folks at Belkin agree, and have come up with the WeMo home automation system that makes bringing your home into the 23rd century dead easy.
In its current form, the system uses a series of motion sensors and power outlet adapters that connect to your home’s wireless network. So as a simple example, you can have your TV automatically turn off when there’s no one in the living room.
The individual power outlet adapters will sell for $US50 when they’re available in May, with the motion sensor coming in at just $US10 more. And by the time they’re available Belkin hopes to have other WeMo accessories available to flush out the system’s capabilities. [Belkin]