If you have a Wink Hub, but still manage it manually from home, you can not fully use your smart devices. Introduce "If This Then That" (IFTTT) into your Wink Hub to automate your home.
The Wink Hub is incredibly versatile thanks to its support for fans and locks. But it can not talk to everything everywhere and it only has so much intelligence. By using IFTTT, you can connect new services and devices that bring your home closer to full automation. Remember: many Wink IFTTT integrations rely on setting up Wink shortcuts.
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Here are a few IFTTT recipes you should use. They are quite ready to go. Click on a recipe to open it on the IFTTT site or app, and you can customize and activate it.
Prepare Your Home Upon Arrival and Departure
Whether you are on an iPhone or Android This master recipe automatically turns on your lights when you get home. You'll need to place a link in your Wink app to make it easier to turn on the lights. You can use a similar recipe to turn off the lights when leaving. Never leave the light on all day!
However, the location of your phone is not always accurate. If you have an Automatic Pro, you can use this recipe to turn on the light when your car comes home.
Lock the doors and turn off the lights when your Nest Thermostat goes into Away mode.
This recipe turns off your lights and locks the doors when you put your nest in Away mode.
Even if you do not have a nest, consider two timed recipes that you must detain every night and every morning. Many people leave and walk through the garage, making it easy to overlook an unlocked door.
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Sunrise watches are a great way to wake up. If you already have smart bulbs, you can create the effect yourself. You must have multiple copies of the recipe, each set being set to a higher light intensity. It will not be so smooth, but the effect will be similar and you will not have to spend more money.
Solve the paper; E-mail Your Shopping List
One of the most popular features of the Amazon Echo is the shopping list. Especially now that you can add multiple items with a single voice command. But getting that shopping list is a bit more painful. You can print the list on the Amazon website (and of course you can also call it up in a mobile browser). You can also use this recipe to send it to yourself or someone else via e-mail.
Take control of your conversation
Roku now has Google Home integration. You can control FireTV with Alexa. But what if you do not have a Smart TV at all? With a Logitech Harmony system and recipe, you can still get the voice control of your TV from Google Home. You will need to create different recipes for each command, but the effort will pay off the next time you lose the remote in the folds of your couch.
If you've ever played a song of your echo and later wished it was also part of your Spotify playlist, this recipe is for you. With this recipe, every song you give Alexa to play is automatically added to the recipe you specify.
These are just a few of the many recipes. If you notice manual action control with your smart home devices, take a closer look at IFTTT and your hub to see if you can automate them.