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Belkin expands its home automation line

Boot Camp feature for Monday, August 5, 2013

Belkin expands its home automation line.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.   Belkin’s WeMo brand of home automation gear that uses the WiFi network you already have…is growing.  The company is out with the WeMo Light Switch…joining a plug in switch, motion sensor and WeMo Baby.   You control everything through iOS or Android smartphones or tablets.   Founder and CEO Chet Pipkin…

“The beauty of all of the current WeMo devices is that they are able to use a router.  80 percent of the homes in the U.S. have one.  So you don’t need to buy a special box.  There’s nothing extraordinary that we need to do.   Very easy and intuitive to install.”

The new WeMo Light Switch is priced at about fifty dollars.   If you do happen to need a router, you should know that Belkin is now the owner of the Linksys brand as well.      You can find us at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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