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Monday, November 5, 2018

The Best IFTTT Recipes to Use with Your Wink Hub

If you have a Wink Hub but still find yourself manually controlling your home, then you aren’t getting the full capabilities out of your smart devices. Introduce If This Then That (IFTTT) to your Wink Hub  to automate your home.

The Wink Hub is incredibly versatile thanks to its support for everything from fans to locks. But it can’t talk to everything everywhere and it only has so much intelligence. By taking advantage of IFTTT you can attach new services and devices that bring your home closer to being fully automated. Just remember: Many Wink IFTTT integrations rely on setting up Wink shortcuts.

RELATED: How to Set Up Wink Shortcuts for Quick Smarthome Control on Your Phone

Here are a few IFTTT recipes you should be using. They’re pretty much ready to go; click on a recipe to open it up on the IFTTT site or app, and you’ll be able to customize and enable it.

Prepare Your Home for Your Arrival and Departure

Whether you are on an iPhone or Android, this basic recipe will turn on your lights automatically when you arrive home. You will need to set a shortcut in your Wink app to facilitate turning on the lights. You can use a similar recipe to turn the lights off when you leave. Never leave a light on all day again!

Your phone’s location isn’t always super accurate, though. If you have an Automatic Pro, then you can use this recipe to have the lights turn on as soon as your car arrives home.

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