SkyBell Door Camera Adds IFTTT Support

These doorbell home security cameras can now do a lot more than just monitor the front door.

SkyBell HD doorbell home security cameras

Having home security cameras at the front door certainly makes a lot of sense. After all, wouldn’t you like to know who is knocking—whether you’re in the kitchen, in the office, or in a pool somewhere on the other side of the world?

Now SkyBell is making the doorbell camera even more enticing, announcing IFTTT (“If This Then That”) support. With the launch of SkyBell’s smart doorbell channel on IFTTT, users of the SkyBell HD can actually connect these doorbell home security cameras to other smart devices in the home.

Having IFTTT support allows users to create triggers and actions. For instance, you can create a rule that says if a button on the SkyBell HD is pressed, the system will react by recording 60 seconds of video. The newly announced IFTTT support will even tie these doorbell home security cameras into other smart systems around the house. More specifically, the SkyBell HD will work with the Amazon Echo, Nest Protect, Philips Hue, SmartThings, Scout Alarm, Life360, and more.

This new integration means that you can set the SkyBell HD to blink lights when someone triggers the motion sensor or maybe even ask the Amazon Echo’s Alexa cloud-based voice service to turn the doorbell on quiet mode. There are so many possibilities!

The SkyBell HD connects to your home’s WiFi, so you can answer the front door from iOS devices almost anywhere. Other features include 1080p video, a 5x zoom, digital door chime options, a wide-angle camera, a motion sensor, and IFTTT (“If This Then That”) support.

“We’re big fans of IFTTT because it enables you to create powerful connections between the apps and products you use every day,” says the company’s announcement. “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!”

The SkyBell HD channel is now live on IFTTT. The SkyBell HD sells for $199.


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