We’re big fans of IFTTT because it enables you to create powerful connections between the apps and products you use every day. Now, anyone with a SkyBell HD can create automatic chains of events that start and end with SkyBell HD taking action – all via our new IFTTT Channel!
So, how does it work?
IFTTT Recipes contain a Trigger and an Action. SkyBell HD is the only video doorbell on IFTTT that provides both Triggers and Actions — allowing a user experience that keeps you safe and makes life easier.
- When the SkyBell HD button is pressed
- When the SkyBell HD motion sensor is triggered
- Start a live video stream and record it for 60 seconds
- Turn the indoor chime off
- Turn the indoor chime on
- Change the LED color to red, blue or green
With new SkyBell Recipes on IFTTT, you can connect your SkyBell HD with Nest Protect, Amazon Echo, Philips Hue, SmartThings, Scout Alarm, Life360, and even your email!
While the valuable use cases are endless, here are a few we’re most excited about to-date.
- Blink indoor lights when someone presses the button
- Turn indoor and outdoor lights on when someone’s at the door
- Start live video at any time and save it to SkyBell’s cloud – for free!
- Send an email when a visitor presses the SkyBell HD button
It’s super easy to create your own custom Recipes for SkyBell HD on IFTTT.
Alexa + SkyBell HD
SkyBell HD is the first video doorbell to be compatible with Amazon’s Echo. Via IFTTT, you can create your own Alexa Triggers and control your SkyBell HD with just your voice!
Here are a few to get you started!
Turn Indoor Chime Off
Ask Alexa to turn your indoor chime back on.
Start a Live Video & Record
Nest Protect + SkyBell HD
SkyBell believes a smart home that keeps you safe and secure. We’re thrilled to connect SkyBell HD with the Nest Protect so you can create safety that works for you.
Change LED color for carbon monoxide emergency
Help keep your family safe by alerting them at the front door if there is a carbon monoxide leak. This Recipe will change SkyBell HD’s LED color to red if Nest Protect triggers a carbon monoxide emergency.
Record video during a smoke emergency
SkyBell HD will automatically start a live video feed and starting recording the video when the Nest Protect triggers a smoke emergency.
We’re proud to share that this release is a direct result of the SkyBell Connect API program, which fosters meaningful partnerships that positively impact our users’ daily lives; IFTTT joins other valued partners including Nest, Xfinity Home, with more coming in 2016. Afterall, isn’t this what the smart home is all about?
At SkyBell, we have two ambitious goals. First, we want to make safer homes and neighborhoods – starting with the front door. Second, we want to make home security affordable and accessible to everyone. Today, we are taking a big step toward reaching both goals.