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100+ Smart Home Devices You Can Control with Tecla

100+ Smart Home Devices You Can Control with Tecla

Our previous blog, Everything You Need to Know About IFTTT, gave you a basic overview of If This Then That (IFTTT) is and how the powerful service can add automation to your life. But, in case you forgot or missed the blog, here’s a little refresher:

IFTTT is an automation platform that communicates between different apps, web services, and devices (including tecla-e and tecla app!) to trigger user-specific actions through Applets. Applets are a trigger-to-action relationship that performs a task or creates a personalized notification when certain conditions are met.

The benefits of IFTTT include:

  • It adds independence through access to innovative technology
  • It makes you less forgetful (set an Applet and forget about it)
  • Automation saves time
  • Certain Applets makes you more accountable for schedules and routines
  • Some Applets makes you more knowledgeable (e.g. There is a Wikipedia Applet that sends you a weekly vocabulary digest)
  • IFTTT allows you to get the most out of services you already use (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Gmail, Nest Thermostat, etc.)
  • It’s free

IFTTT By the Numbers:

  • Over 600 partnered organizations use IFTTT’s software platform.
  • IFTTT's community of 11 million users run over 1 billion applets each month.

You may be thinking that 600 organizations = 600 potential devices I can control with tecla-e. However, IFTTT is a versatile service that is partnered with companies like Facebook, Medium, and Google to offer Applets for social media, blogging, business tools, and more software related activities. For example, if your local weather forecast indicates that it will rain tomorrow, you can create an Applet that will send you a Facebook Messenger message to let you know. The best part about it is that you can create your own Applets, so the possibilities are endless when it comes to software automation.

 

Compatible Devices

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Now that you have a grasp on the service and the potential it has to automate and control your favourite apps and devices, it’s time to learn exactly WHICH services you will have access to via your tecla-eHere is an incomplete list of over 100 devices that you can access with tecla-e and IFTTT:

Appliances - Kitchen, Laundry, Cleaning

GE Smart Appliances: Cooking, Dishwasher, Washer, Dryer, GeoSpring, Refrigerator
LG Washer and Dryer
Home Connect Appliances
iRobot Robot Vacuum
Neato Robot Vacuum
Samsung Refrigerator, Robot Vacuum and Washer
WeMo Coffeemaker and Slow Cooker
Whirlpool Dryer, Refrigerator, Washer

    Blinds

    Connector
    Hunter Douglas PowerView
    Link Shades

    Environmental Control & Monitoring

    Acer Air Monitor
    Awair Air Quality Monitor
    Blueair Aware Air Quality Monitor
    D-Link Water Sensor
    Ecobee WiFi Thermostat
    Eight Sleep Monitor
    GE Window AC
    Honeywell Thermostat and evohome
    Mysa Thermostat
    Nest Thermostat
    Samsung Air Purifier, Floor Air Conditioner, and Room Air Conditioner
    SmartTap Shower
    WeMo Air Purifier and Humidifier
    Wink: Aros and Spotter

      Gardening

      GreenIQ
      Rachio
      RainMachine

      Lighting

      Flux Smart Light
      Hive Active Light
      ilumi
      Philips Hue
      Plum
      WeMo Dimmer, Light Switch, and Lighting
      WiZ

      Mobile Devices

      Android Battery
      Android Device
      Android Wear
      iOS Calendar, Health, Reading List, and Reminders
      LG Smartphone

      Printers

      Canon Inkjet Print
      HP Print

          Security, Smart Locks, and Monitoring Systems

          Abode
          Angelcam
          Arlo
          August
          Aura
          Beseye
          Bhome
          Blink
          Camio
          Circle
          Concierge
          D-Link Connected Home Camera, Motion Sensor, and Siren
          Danalock
          GetSafe
          Hive View
          Homeboy
          iSmartAlarm
          Kevo
          LifeShield
          Nest Cam
          SpotCam
          WeMo Motion

          Smart Hubs and Systems

          Almond
          Blue Connect
          Connexoon
          Futurehome
          Logitech Harmony
          Homey
          Life360
          microBees
          Mydlink
          Sen.se Mother
          SmartThings
          Tecla
          Wattio GATE
          WeMo Maker
          Wink Relay and Shortcuts
          Z-Ware

          Smart Plugs

          D-Link Smart Plug
          Hive Active Plug
          WeMo Smart Plug
          WIFIPLUG

            Speakers

            Linn
            Musaic
            Muzik Headphones

              Television and Cable

              AnyMote Smart Remote
              Bbox Miami
              Comcast Labs
              Skreens
              TiVo

                Voice Assistants

                Amazon Alexa
                Cortana
                Google Assistant
                Invoxia Triby
                Jibo

                  Triggering Applets via tecla-e

                  Since ANY device, app, or software that is compatible with IFTTT can be triggered by tecla-e, there are two ways that you can do it: through the Tecla App and through the hardware with a switch. Any Applet that you have activated in the IFTTT app can be added to your remote control in the Tecla app. For hardware access, assign an “if this” to a switch connected to tecla-e, and a “then that” as any trigger from any service that you want to activate! We recommend only doing the latter function on devices that you’re going to be using the most often, like toggling your smart lights at home, so you’re not preoccupying a switch that could be used to control your smartphone or tablet.

                  WeMo and Tecla Applet

                  The image above is an example of an Applet created with tecla-e. When this Applet is triggered by an adaptive switch or tecla-e’s built-in button, whatever device (e.g. a traditional desk lamp or fan) is plugged into your WeMo Smart Plug will be toggled on or off through your WiFi Network.

                  If you’re ever unsure about whether a device you want to purchase or an app you have installed is compatible with IFTTT, just do a quick search of the organization’s name on the IFTTT website.

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