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IFTTT

What is IFTTT?

Short for “IF This Then That”, IFTTT is a web-based platform you can use to link smart appliances, apps and even websites to your Niko Home Control installation. In so doing, you can automate all kinds of actions via simple conditional (IF this/THEN that) statements called “applets”. Either create your own applets or simply link to any of the thousands already available via the IFTTT.com platform. You can use up to 35 different Niko Home Control triggers in your IFTTT applets.

What can you do with Niko Home Control?

By using Niko Home Control with IFTTT you can link and automate anything which is available on IFTTT, anything you can imagine.

Ideas:

  • IF you have an early meeting scheduled in your calendar, THEN you can switch on the bathroom heating 1 hour earlier.

  • IF you are almost back home, THEN you can activate your “welcome home” mood in Niko Home Control.

  • IF you have a solar energy excess, THEN the dishwasher, the washing machine, or the dryer starts.

  • IF you activate the Basic all-off routine, THEN the robot hoover starts vacuuming.

What do you need?


In short

Extra information

General

  • No additional electrical wiring is required.

  • You have a computer with an internet connection.


Your Niko Home Control installation meets the following requirements:

  • It has a wireless smart hub or a connected controller.

  • It is configured with the most recent programming software (version 2.6 or higher).

  • It is programmed with the devices and/or routines, you like to use in the IFTTT applets.

  • It has an active internet connection.

  • It is registered.

  • You have your Niko Home Control installation e-mail address and password on hand.

  • If you have not registered your Niko Home Control installation, go to mynikohomecontrol.niko.eu.

  • Click here for a list of available Niko Home Control triggers and actions in IFTTT.

  • You have your IFTTT login and password on hand.

  • Your other smart appliances, apps, and websites are also connected to IFTTT.

  • If you have not created an account, go to IFTTT.com. The website is currently only available in English.

  • The IFTTT Android app is available in 7 languages, the IFTTT iOS app in 5 languages.

  • The number of (free) applets depends on your IFTTT (free) subscription.

How do you activate the link between your Niko Home Control and an IFTTT applet?

IFTTT is easy to use and you don’t need any programming knowledge to get started.

  1. Check if you have everything you need (see above).

  2. Go to ifttt.com and log in with your IFTTT login and password.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • Click Explore, search for "Niko" and select one of the proposed Niko Home Control applets on the platform.

    • Click Create and create your own applet(s) for a truly personalised experience.

  4. Follow the instructions on your screen.

How do you deactivate the link between Niko Home Control and an IFTTT applet?

  1. Go to ifttt.com and log in with your IFTTT login and password.

  2. Click your profile picture.

  3. Click My services.

  4. Click Niko Home Control.

  5. Click Settings.

  6. Click Remove service.

List of available Niko Home Control triggers and actions in IFTTT

Triggers (IF)

Actions (THEN THAT)

  • Routine activated

  • Virtual device turned on

  • Virtual device turned off

  • Device turned on

  • Device turned off

  • Motor opened

  • Motor closed

  • Activate a routine

  • Turn a device on

  • Turn a device off

  • Set motor device position

  • Set dimmer brightness

  • Open a motor device

  • Close a motor device


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