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November 18, 2019

Useful IFTTT Recipes for Smart Homes

Picture this: you’re at home, wishing your appliances could work together and free up your time. All your smart devices, while capable, aren’t able to function together because they come from different companies. It’s like trying to teach a room full of students from all over the world; no one can communicate. Fortunately, IFTTT is here to save the day. In this article, we’ll show you what IFTTT means and how you can use it to make your smart home run smoothly.

What is IFTTT?

IFTTT stands for ‘If This Then That.’ It’s a free web-based service that helps your smart home devices talk to each other and work together. IFTTT works by using applets to connect different devices, appliances, and other services in your home, and get them ‘talking’ with each other.

One great feature of IFTTT is it can guide you through a ‘recipe.’ A recipe is when some type of event in one device will trigger an action in another. For example, you want the temperature in your home to be lowered when the household goes to sleep. You can use an IFTTT recipe to automatically adjust the thermostat in your house every time the lights are dimmed for bedtime.

You can create your own recipe or choose from a wide variety on the IFTTT website. Having IFTTT technology in your home lets you settle into your daily routine with ease and comfort.

How to Start Using IFTTT

It’s incredibly easy to sync your smart home appliances with IFTTT. All you have to do is download the IFTTT app on each device and sign them into your account. The website will have a list of applet suggestions, or you can use their search engine to find the right one for you. You can find a recipe for every moment, from sunrise to sunset. Let’s walk through a day with IFTTT.

Simple Recipes for Your Morning Routine

If you need extra help waking up in the morning, set up your coffee maker to make a fresh cup of joe for you as you stumble out of bed. All you need is a Fitbit and a smart switch. Your Fitbit will notify your smart switch when you are awake, and it’ll turn on your coffee maker.

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Let’s say you’re getting ready to leave your home and are too busy to check what the weather is like outside. A notification can be sent to your smart speaker whenever bad weather is expected, like a sudden rain shower, so you can pack an umbrella before you leave.

Right as you are about to leave, you accidentally spill some coffee grounds on the floor. By syncing your smart speaker to your Roborock vacuum, a simple voice command will deliver you a freshly cleaned floor. Don’t worry about taking care of this vacuum; Roborock will send itself back to the charging dock after the job is done.

The Roborock S5 Max can be programmed to not only vacuum your house but also give each room a customized cleaning job according to your preferences. For example, let’s say the kitchen needs a lot of attention. The Roborock S5 Max can increase its vacuum suction and water flow to give that particular room a deep clean. Then it will head over to the bathroom, where you’ve instructed it to lightly wipe down the delicate floor tiles. You can also create ‘no mop’ zones so your carpets will stay dry while your floors receive a fantastic shine. Roborock is a smart vacuum that will fit in with your smart home.

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Settling in for Your Evening

When you come home after a long day, you can program your lights to come on as you walk through the door. Additionally, the TV can be scheduled to turn on at the same time as the lights. A smart light switch can also dim the lights when it’s time to wind down for the evening and relax.

Having a smart door lock can be extremely useful. The door can lock after you walk inside, and you can arrange for an outside camera to be activated at night. That way, you can feel secure at night time.

You can download an applet that automatically closes your garage door at night. We’ve all been in that situation: you thought you closed the garage door, only to wake up the next day and see that it is still open! Let an applet take care of it for you as you get ready for bed.

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Home Sweet Home

Having IFTTT applets in your home is incredibly useful. It’s a relief to have all your smart home devices working smoothly together, like a well-oiled machine. When you have the right amount of help—whether it be your thermostat adjusting itself or your Roborock vacuum cleaning the house—you can have a home that takes care of you.