WeMo App (Android) for WiFi Light switches – New Zealand compatible.

 

With the Wemo App, you can control all of your Wemo from anywhere in the world on your Android devices.

Wemo is the simple way to a smarter home. Download the Wemo app and control your lights, appliances, or a whole room from your couch, coffee shop, or the Caribbean.

HELLO HANDS-FREE CONTROL

Pair your Wemo Mini, Light Switch, Insight, or Switch with Amazon Echo or Google Home and you can control your lights, your appliances, or a whole room without having to lift a finger.

NEVER COME HOME TO A DARK HOUSE
You can schedule your lights to be on during specific hours, or simply sync lights and devices to the sun automatically.

LOOK LIKE YOU’RE HOME EVEN WHEN YOU’RE NOT

Enable the “Away Mode” feature and your lights will turn on and off randomly, making it look like you’re home even when you’re not.

WEMO WORKS WITH NEST

When paired with Nest’s Thermostat, Nest’s “home” and “away” modes can sync with your Wemo devices for automatic control. Nest can tell Wemo when you’re home or away, so your fan can turn off to save energy when the house is empty. Or your lights can turn on automatically when you walk in the door.

INTEGRATE WEMO WITH IFTTT

“If This, Then That” is a free web-based service that opens up an amazing array of possibilities for your Wemo devices. Visit IFTTT.com to find “recipes” for making Wemo Mini turn lights on and off based on real-world events, send you push notifications about device activity, and much more.

These are just some of the things you can do with the Wemo app.

To see what else Wemo can do, visit http://www.wemo.com

For the latest Wemo Device GPLv2 Open Source Code please visit: http://www.belkin.com/us/support-article?articleNum=51238

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.belkin.wemoandroid&hl=en

 

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7 Best WiFi Light Switches

Why not make your house ‘smart?’ Install WiFi controlled switches and plug points! See the video below for the best 7 switches for 2017:
Wifi light switches included in this wiki include the wion 50052, broadlink f02-004tc2us220-2, tp-link smart hs200, wemo f7c030fc, plum lightpad, ankuoo neo, and lutron p-bdg-pkg2w.

Most Recent Picks: https://wiki.ezvid.com/best-wifi-ligh…

 

Belkin WeMo Insight Switch: WiFi – New Zealand (available at Noel Leeming)

Want to make your home ‘smart?’ Install a wifi plug point or light switch. See the wifi product available in New Zealand below.

The Wi-Fi enabled WeMo Insight Switch, lets you turn your electronics on/off from anywhere, control and monitor their energy usage all from the free WeMo App. By connecting to the Wi-Fi in your home, the WeMo Insight Switch sends notifications when your laundry cycles are complete; your kids have exceeded their TV time, or if you forgot to turn the space heater off.

  • Turn electronics on or off from anywhere
  • Monitor your electronics usage and cost and receive custom notifications
  • Put your electronic devices on a schedule or have them respond to Sunset and Sunrise
  • Works on multiple smart devices simultaneously
  • You?ve already got everything you need: WeMo works with your existing home Wi-Fi network and mobile Internet (3G/4G)
  • Modular system. You can add additional WeMo Insight Switches easily, anytime
  • Intuitive, easy setup and easy to use
  • Works with the entire family of Belkin WeMo products
  • Works with IFTTT, connecting you to a whole world of Web apps
  • Free WeMo App for Android and iOS operating systems
  • 1 Year limited warranty
  • Manufacturer Warranty: 12 months

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers-tablets/smart-home/smart-home-accessories/belkin-f7c029au-wemo-insight-switch/prod140665.html

WeMo wifi light switches. Download WeMo APP -available in New Zealand at Harvey Norman

Light your home remotely with the Belkin WeMo Light Switch. Through the use of an app*, this intelligent light switch allows you turn the lights in your home on and off from anywhere – even the other side of the world. The WeMo Light Switch is controlled remotely through the functioning WiFI system in your home, through a compatible wireless device** which has an internet connection.

Key Features
  • Turn the lights in your home off and on from anywhere in the world with the Wi-Fi enabled WeMo Light Switch, deterring potential intruders as they will think that you are home.
  • Download the free WeMo app and schedule turning your lights off and on. Customised schedules, which includes switching lights on and off at different times of the day can also be arranged.
  • The WeMo app can also be set to respond to the sun, automatically turning your porch light off and on at sunrise and sunset. It also adjusts to daylight savings, so the seasons won’t affect the settings.
  • You do not ever have to worry about the scheduling of your WeMo switch as it keeps its programming and the correct time and date during power outages and has no batteries to be worn out.
  • Find the Belkin WeMo Light Switch easily after dark as it can be subtly backlit, which can be turned off or on by a simple tap.

* Download the free WeMo app from the App Store or Google Play and Amazon apps.

**Android smartphone or tablet, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and requires an Internet connection (3G or 4G LTE).

http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/

Kancy: The World’s Smallest Universal Smart Home Switch (wifi)

The world is changing, why not change your home? You can save money and make your life much easier. Watch the video below it will open up new opportunities. Very easy to install. Could your home respond to your needs while you are driving back from work?  Yip, it sure can.  Kancy is a smart, easy-to install, and cost-effective remote switch that gives you power over the devices and appliances within your home. You can remotely control and monitor every aspect of your living spaces, whether it be your home, office or any place you want to have ultimate connectivity. Through the use of your mobile device, WiFi and Cloud, Kancy can fully integrate all your home devices and make them smart!

LINK TO WEBSITE: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/224726987/the-worlds-first-wifi-smart-tiny-switch

Wildlife crossing (roads)

 

Excerpt from http://arc-solutions.org/new-solutions/ website:

While Europe has many, indeed hundreds, of wildlife crossing structures, North America has relatively few. The best-studied and only overpass crossing structures are in Banff, Alberta. However, these structures were not designed specifically for wildlife; rather, they were conventional bridge structures which were adapted. They have proven remarkably successful in restoring ecological connectivity and in improving road safety, but could their capacities expand and the cost of their construction contract with a redesign expressly for their purpose?

New solutions to wildlife crossing infrastructure are intended to reduce the costs and to tailor each type of crossing to the specific species in various landscape contexts. We are also considering new solutions to the construction and material of these structures, as we may need to move, enlarge or downsize them based on changing wildlife movement patterns due to changes in habitats, climate or other factors. In the broadest sense, we aim to capitalize on the potential for crossing structures to tell a story—the story of our renewed relationship with wildlife and landscapes.

Wildlife crossing structures take many forms around the world; there are global solutions to providing safe passage. This example from the Netherlands incorporates a canal. Photo credit: RWS, Netherlands

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“Roads and bridges used to be epic stories of human engineering triumphing over natural obstacles. ARC tells a new story. It’s about our capacity to build public infrastructure with and for nature, as well as people.” —Jeremy Guth, trustee, Woodcock Foundation and ARC founding sponsor

The time has come for new solutions in the evolving world of wildlife crossing structures. In general, new solutions should be:

  • considered as early as possible in the transportation planning process so as to avoid the more costly problem of retrofitting or rebuilding;
  • cost-effective in terms of materials, construction and maintenance;
  • ecologically responsive to current and anticipated conditions;
  • safe for humans and wildlife alike;
  • flexible or modular for possible use in other locations;
  • adaptive, to facilitate mobility of wildlife under dynamic ecosystem conditions;
  • sustainable in terms of materials and energy use, and responsive to climate change;
  • educational, revelatory and communicative to the public; and
  • beautiful, engaging and remarkable.

The ARC competition’s winning design is only one example of the innovation needed for new solutions for wildlife crossings. The HNTB+MVVA scheme uses ordinary materials and technology as well as construction techniques that are well established and, in particular, accessible in many locations across the continent. This has significant potential to reduce construction costs and improve construction accessibility. This solution combines emphases on wildlife habitat, behaviour and viability, with a practical intelligence and concern for long-term sustainability. The ARC jury noted in particular that this scheme “marries well a simple elegance with a brute force. It effectively recasts ordinary materials and methods of construction into a potentially transcendent work of design. In this regard it gives us confidence that it could be credibly imagined as a regional infrastructure across the inter‐mountain west” (ARC Jury Report).

“We could easily say today that wildlife crossings are no longer design or technical challenges. We have every capacity to implement these structures. What we really need is political, economic and social leadership.” —Charles Waldheim, chair of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University, and ARC jury chair

 

Japan has built special tunnels to save turtles from train deaths

Animal Architecture: By WvanZyl. As the world continuously expands with human infrastructure, Japan solved a turtle travel problem. See the care of  the designers and scientists with this unique turtle tunnel. Turtles are at risk to be killed by trains as their move around in their habitat.  Railway engineers in Japan have created a clever solution to prevent wandering turtles being killed by trains while crossing the country’s rail tracks. Working in conjunction with the Suma Aqualife aquarium in Kobe, West Japan Railways installed shallow tunnels allowing the reptiles to walk safely beneath the tracks. Credit image: taken from Pinterest.

Article: Independent Link: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/japanese-rail-workers-build-special-tunnels-to-save-turtles-from-train-deaths-a6757466.html

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