Your iPhone not only makes your life easier but can make your home smarter (when paired with the right app-enhanced gadgets). The WeMo Insight Switch by Belkin is an exciting product that lets you turn your electronics on/off and monitor them from anywhere in the world. It connects your home appliances and gadgets to your Wi-Fi network, so you can control them easily. The device monitors your energy consumption and sends information about it to your smartphone or tablet.
Once you download the companion app for this smart switch, you will be able to create rules/schedules and receive notifications. For instance, you can set the app up to send you notifications when your child has watched TV more than a certain number of hours. The WeMo Insight Switch is pretty easy to install too. Just plug it into an outlet in your home and plug your devices into the switch.