If you don’t know already, IFTTT is an app and web service that lets you integrate phones and home automation devices (along with fitness trackers, RSS, Twitter, you name it) with each other . In essence, it lets you automate things based on triggers.
And, they now have an app called DO that is more manual and lets you perform tasks when you press a button.
I use IF to send an email to my wife when I leave work based on my location and get notifications at 7:00 PM every day to tell me the next day’s weather. Hopefully, you see the usefulness.
Here are the triggers (things that you can start actions based on) for the new iSmartAlarm IFTTT channel that you can use to create recipes:
- Contact sensor triggered when the system is armed
- Motion sensor triggered when the system is armed
You can even select which CubeOne you want to use with the trigger if you have multiple systems.
Here are the actions (things you can do after a trigger) that you can have based on a trigger:
- Arm or disarm your iSmartAlarm
- Set home mode on your iSmartAlarm
- Set off the Panic Siren
If you’re having a hard time coming up with ideas of things that you would do with IFTTT, here are a few ideas.
- Arm your system at a specific time every day
- Automatically arm your alarm when you leave your house
- Automatically disarm your iSmartAlarm when you connect to your home’s WiFi
- Turn the lights on when you open the front door of your house
- Arm your alarm with your Android wearable, Jawbone, or Fitbit
You get the idea.
I think this really elevates the value of iSmartAlarm’s alarm system. Now, they’re on par with Scout, SmartThings, Wink, and WeMo that also offer IFTTT channels and are making 3rd party integrations with their system MUCH easier. If you want to read more about iSmartAlarm’s features or cost, you can use our comparison tool to see costs and features. Or, you can visit our home security system reviews page where we’ve highlighted other useful reviews of the iSmartAlarm security system.