IFTTT adds new environmental triggers with Netatmo channel

Users of the Netatmo Weather Station will now be able to trigger anything on IFTTT using noise, temperature, humidity, or air quality levels.


You can go ahead and add temperature, humidity, noise, and even carbon dioxide levels to the ever-growing list of IFTTT triggers, as the service has announced a new Netatmo channel designed especially for the Netatmo Weather Station, a two-piece home monitoring set capable of tracking environmental changes both inside and outside of your home.

IFTTT users have thus far only been able to craft environment-based recipes using the "Weather" channel, which uses forecasts, temperatures, humidity levels, and sunrise/sunset times for their region. The Netatmo channel will take things one step further by providing environmental triggers specific not just to a user's zip code, but to their home.

Things get interesting when you start using Netatmo to trigger things such as Twitter, Belkin WeMo Switches, and Philips Hue bulbs. IFTTT

For instance, you'll be able to set IFTTT to automatically have a Belkin WeMo Switch turn your space heater on whenever things get too cold in your living room. If the Netatmo detects unusual noise (or too much noise), you can set IFTTT to send you (or your noisy roommate) an alert. If the CO2 levels in your home get too high, IFTTT can alert you of that now, too, either with a direct message or with something more subtle, like a Philips Hue bulb changing color.

The announcement brings Netatmo into IFTTT's growing smart home ecosystem, which, in addition to the aforementioned Belkin WeMo and Philips Hue products, already includes Withings, Jawbone, and the SmartThings suite of sensors . The Netatmo channel is already live on the IFTTT Web site and integrated into IFTTT's smartphone app.

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Originally hailing from Troy, Ohio, Ry Crist is a text-based adventure connoisseur, a lover of terrible movies, and an enthusiastic yet mediocre cook. He has a strong appreciation for nifty, well-designed tech that saves time, looks stylish, and/or helps him avoid burning his dinner quite so often. Ry lives in Louisville, KY.


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