IFTTT Home Automation! IoT 2.0 Tools
A Combination that will change the Way we live!
You probably have read our Introduction to: ‘What is IFTTT.COM?‘ and the great possibilities that come with IFTTT home automation. In a lot of our daily tasks, automating the homes of our customers or answering questions – one essential question shows up much more often than any other.
How can we make ‘Home Tech’-items or ‘Home Automation’-products work together? – Especially if they normally would not fit with each other. In the past the question was easily answered – hardly ever or not at all! At least the effort designing a system, with a combination of different items that can communicate, was immense. Therefore it was expensive for the customer, because the only way to fix it often was – programming an individual solution for the specific situation of our client.
Then came IFTTT – which allows you to create a perfect workaround for a lot of these problems – The Easy Way! The possibilities are astonishing, mind-blowing. You now nearly can do anything with nearly every item in one great system – the borders between the different protocols became more open then in the past. THANK YOU IFTTT! You made our work easier, save the customers money and give additional variety to – Making your home smarter. So lets take a look at Home Tech 2.0!
Which Products (brands) can be used with
IFTTT Home Automation?
Of course to take a closer look you need to know which SmartHome devices match with the IFTTT therefore you can check the actual list of supported channels on the IFTTT page: https://ifttt.com/channels . If you do not know what a channel is check out our –What is IFTTT.Com-Basics-Guide 1/3.
The number of supported devices grows faster and faster. The reason is, that IFTTT home automation supports the variety and functionality of all these devices. You can connect different devices with each other that normally would not so easy communicate with each other.
Lets check an example: Nest Smart Thermostat 3rd Generation (review)
Like you can read in our review, the Nest Smart Learning Thermostat 3rd Generation is one of the best Thermostats on the Market. With the Nest Protect you can integrate and add it seamless in your home automation system. Feeling more save and secure with the Nest Protect controlling the air in your home for toxic gas concentration and – Saving Energy an Money with the Nest Thermostat! That´s what it does and that´s what it can Do!
IFTTT boosts the NEST – Would love to have more possibilities? Then use IFTTT. (see Basic-Guide here)! Suddenly your Nest is capable of doing more – much more! As described in our Basic-Guide, by choosing a recipe you like, or creating your own recipe – you can boost the possibilities of your devices and your whole grid – nearly limitless!
As you can see in the example you can connect your Android Smart Watch to your Nest. Or if you like, connect NEST thermostat 3rd Generationwith IFTTT home automation, to turn off your Philips Lighting HUE – when the thermostat recognizes, that no one is at home! Make it Fit Your Needds! Find possibilities for your NEST-Thermostat-Here. If you do not have a Smart Thermostat yet; we strongly recommend checking our Thermostat-Basic-Knowledge, because you Can Save Energy and up to $450 per year if you get a smart thermostat. Which one? Check out our Review Which is the best Smart Thermostat?
– IFTTT Home Automation –
Find Devices – GET IDEAS!
– Automatic –
The Devices that makes Your Car – Smart!
Once you have Automatic, you can discover many more useful 3rd party apps for mobile and web in the Automatic App Gallery. No matter what kind of driver you are, you’ll find apps tailored to your needs and powered by your car’s data.
Drive for work? Automatic tracks your mileage effortlessly and accurately so you can expense it with popular services like Concur, Expensify, Xero, and others. Each trip includes a route map, start/end address, and even a visual receipt. To submit a trip for reimbursement, just tap or click it.
Want to dig into your car’s performance stats? Third party apps like Harry’s Lap Timer and DashCommand display detailed data streamed from the Automatic car adapter.New drivers will find apps like License+ to help them improve driving skills like highway or nighttime driving.
With Automatic, your car is connected to the rest of your digital life. Want your Nest thermostat to set your house to the right temperature just in time for your arrival? The Automatic App Gallery features an app that does just that. For even more possibilities, the IFTTT (If This Then That) app lets your car control house lights, door locks, and other connected appliances.
With Automatic, your car is connected to the rest of your digital life. Want your Nest thermostat to set your house to the right temperature just in time for your arrival? The Automatic App Gallery features an app that does just that. For even more possibilities, the IFTTT (If This Then That) app lets your car control house lights, door locks, and other connected appliances. More possibilities with Automatic and IFTTT: https://ifttt.com/recipes/search?q=automatic
Feature-List – Decode engine problems like a pro/ Improve your driving with real-time feedback / Parked car locator / 24/7 Crash response / Web Dashboard for a deeper look at your driving data / Apple Watch + Pebble apps / “Do Not Disturb” for Android / Low-fuel warnings so you don’t get stranded
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Belkin WeMo Switch + Motion
The Belkin WeMo – A series of smart devices are fun to use with IFTTT home automatio and, like recommended in our Belkin WeMo – Review one of the easy to install items. The WeMo Switch + Motion package is particularly appealing, as you’ll be getting a motion detector along with a switch capable of automating anything with a plug on it. Both components get their own, dedicated channels on IFTTT.
Feature-List –Turn Electronics on/off from Anywhere / Motion Control your Lamp, never walk into a dark room again / Get SMS or Email Notifications when movement is detected at home (IFTTT) / You’ve already got everything you need: WeMo works with your existing Wi-Fi router and any Apple iOS (v5 or higher) and Android smartphones and tablets / Modular system – You can add additional WeMo Switches and WeMo Motion sensors easily, any time. Control as much or as little of your house as you want to / normally not compatible with Amazon Echo BUT with IFTTT – Yes you can! 😉
Check Out the other Belkin WeMo Items working smoothly with IFTTT: Belkin WeMo – Overview
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Fitbit Charge HR
Wireless Heart Rate + Activity Wristband
Make every beat count – with Charge HR—a high-performance wristband with automatic, continuous heart rate and activity tracking right on your wrist. See heart rate all day and during workouts to get more accurate calorie burn, reach your target workout intensity and maximize training time. Track steps, distance, floors climbed and sleep quality and more, and stay connected with Caller ID and time of day on display. Charge HR also wirelessly syncs to your smartphone and computer so you can monitor your trends and get the motivation you need to push yourself further—every step, every beat, every day.
Feature-List – PurePulse Heart Rate / Activity Tracking / Auto Sleep + Silent Alarm / Exercise Tracking / Caller ID / OLED Display
Check Out the other FitBit Items, all work with IFTTT: -FitBit-Overview-
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We will update this list regularly for you! So come back and stay tuned for more awesome products you can boost with the IFTTT – Idea!
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