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January 5, 2015
At CES 2015, Belkin announced new products for beefing up home security, resource efficiency, and peace of mind. "The WeMo sensors are designed to make the entire home smarter, more intuitive, and more contextually aware," Belkin stated in a release. The gadgets are expected to hit the market in the second half of 2015, but in the meantime, click through the slideshow to whet your appetite.
WeMo Sensors CES 2015

In a like-minded trend alongside Quirky's recent smart home launches, the sleek additions to the WeMo ecosystem announced at CES 2015 use sensors to relay information needed to help keep your home in ship shape condition. The products connect to your house's WiFi network via a bridge, allowing you to control and monitor them using the WeMo app from anywhere in the world.

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WeMo Sensors CES 2015

The magnetic contact sensor in this gadget works on nearly any type of door or window in your home—refrigerator doors, medicine cabinets, interior and exterior doors, doggy doors, you get the picture—to detect if they've been opened. The sensor can connect to other smart devices in your home and programmed to run an action. For example, if you have the air conditioner on and a window is opened, the sensor can shut off the A/C to help conserve energy. (No need to cool the entire neighborhood!)

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WeMo Sensors CES 2015

More accurate than a motion detector, the WeMo Room Sensor detects heat to see if someone enters a space. Program this to work with smart bulbs to automatically shut off lights if you leave a room, or turn them on if you enter. 

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WeMo Sensors CES 2015

The drought on the west coast has made more people consicous of water consumption. While energy monitors on outlets and power strips allow you to see exactly how much electricity it takes to run your Play Station (or other specific electronic device), information about how much water a shower, toilet, or sink uses isn't as readily available. You get your monthly meter reading from most utilities, but being able to pinpoint they thirstiest item in your home with WeMo Water could help save you hundreds of gallons of water.

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WeMo Alarm

The WeMo Alarm sensor is designed to work with your existing, non-Internet controlled systems (like smoke or carbon monoxide detectors). The device listens for the alarm's sound and sends you an alert via the WeMo app if it's set off. In lieu of purchasing a new smart smoke detector for every room in your house, you could install a single sensor instead.

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WeMo Sensors CES 2015

The compact keychain sensor allows you to keep tabs on when family members come home (ie. kids returning from school).

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WeMo Sensors CES 2015

In a like-minded trend alongside Quirky's recent smart home launches, the sleek additions to the WeMo ecosystem announced at CES 2015 use sensors to relay information needed to help keep your home in ship shape condition. The products connect to your house's WiFi network via a bridge, allowing you to control and monitor them using the WeMo app from anywhere in the world.

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