If you have a Wink Hub but still find yourself manually controlling your home, you do not get all the features from your smart devices. Introduce this (IFTTT) to your Wink Hub to automate your home.
Wink Hub is incredibly versatile thanks to its support for everything from fans to locks. But it can not talk to everything everywhere and it has only so much intelligence. By utilizing IFTTT, you can attach new services and devices that make your home more fully automated. Remember: Many flash IFTTT integrations are dependent on creating Wink shortcuts.
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Here are some IFTTT recipes you should use. They are quite ready to go; Click on a recipe to open it on the IFTTT website or app, and you can customize and enable it.
Prepare your home for your arrival and departure
Whether you're on an iPhone or Android, this basic recipe automatically turns on your lights when you get home. You need to enter a shortcut in your Flash app to help light the lights. You can use a similar recipe to turn off the lights when you leave. Never leave light all day again!
However, your phone's location is not always super correct. If you have an automatic pro, use this recipe to turn on the lights as soon as the car comes home.
Lock doors and turn off lights When your next thermostat switches to balance mode
With this recipe, your lights turn off and your doors are locked when you set your Nest is turned off.
Even if you do not have a Nest, you should consider two time-limited recipes to unlock every night and morning. Many people leave and enter the garage, so it's easy to miss an unlocked door.
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Wake Up slowly
Sunrise clocks are a great way to wake up. But if you already have smart incandescent lamps, you can create the effect yourself. You must have multiple copies of the recipe with each set to a greater light intensity. It will not be as smooth, but the effect will be similar, and you do not have to spend more money.
Ditch the Paper; E-mail your shopping list
One of Amazon's eco's better-loved features is the purchase list, especially now that you can add multiple items with a single voice command. But getting that shopping list is a bit more painful. On the Amazon website you can print the list (and of course you can visit it in a mobile browser). But you can also use this recipe to send it to yourself or someone else.
Take control of your entertainment
Roku has Google Home integration now and you can control your FireTV with Alexa, but what if you do not have any smart TV at all? You can still get Google Home Voice Control of your TV with a Logitech Harmony system and this recipe. You must create different recipes for each command, but the effort will pay the next time you lose the remote control in the fold of your sofa.
If you've ever played a song on your echo and later wanted it to be part of your Spotify playlist, this recipe is for you. With this recipe, every song you ask Alexa will automatically play to the recipe you specified.
These are just some of the many recipes out there. If you are manually controlling an action with your smart home devices, check on IFTTT and your hub to see if you can automate it.