|[August 19, 2014]
ADT and IFTTT Working Together to Create New Smart Home Automations
BOCA RATON, Fla. --(Business Wire)--
(NYSE: ADT), a leading home security and automation provider, today
announced a new relationship with IFTTT,
a service that enables consumers to create powerful connections with one
simple statement - if this then that. ADT and IFTTT are planning to test
a beta version of an ADT Pulse (News - Alert)® Channel on IFTTT, connecting a
customer's ADT Pulse-enabled home with more than 100 existing Channel
partners. Whether it's adjusting the thermostat to react to local
weather conditions, or arming the security system based on users' GPS
data, an ADT Pulse® Channel on IFTTT could enable users to put many
aspects of their home on auto-pilot.
ADT has developed a number of working proof of concepts, and "Recipes"
offered could include:
If a wearable changes from "sleep" to "awake," then disarm the ADT
Pulse® security system.
If phone alarm goes off at 6:45 a.m., then turn on the ADT
Pulse-connected coffee machine.
If Life360® family members are away from home, then lock ADT
Pulse-connected doors and arm ADT Pulse security system "away."
If the temperature outside is above 85 degrees, then chage an ADT
Pulse-connected thermostat to 70 degrees.
If a user texts "DogDoor", then unlock the ADT Pulse-connected back
If the doorbell rings, then send me an ADT Pulse real-time video clip
of the front door.
If the sun sets, then turn on ADT Pulse-connected outdoor lights.
"ADT has more than 850,000 Pulse customers who enjoy the benefits of
secure, smart home technology, and we continue to pioneer efforts that
advance the market and provide the best home automation experience to
our customers," said ADT Chief Innovation Officer Arthur Orduña.
"Together, ADT and IFTTT can provide homeowners an integrated smart home
experience with a single app: ADT Pulse®. Through this relationship,
we're able to unlock all of the exciting possibilities of home
automation by creating a bridge between a customer's home and some of
the world's most popular content, services, and devices."
ADT intends to ultimately open an ADT Pulse Channel to the public,
offering consumers the ability to build their own unique ADT Pulse
Recipes on IFTTT, or leverage pre-configured Recipes built by ADT and
the IFTTT Community. The Recipes will react to user preferences and
activate controllable devices in the home such as door locks,
thermostats, lights, cameras, appliances, and the security system.
"We're delighted to welcome ADT to the IFTTT Channel Platform and are
excited about the innovative use cases we're building together," said
Linden Tibbets, IFTTT Chief Executive Officer. "When launched, an ADT
Pulse Channel on IFTTT would enable personalized and intuitive
experiences for ADT customers, bringing homes to life."
For more information, visit www.adt.com
The ADT Corporation (NYSE: ADT) is the leading provider of electronic
security, interactive home and business automation and monitoring
services for residences and small businesses in the United States and
Canada. ADT's broad and pioneering set of products and services,
including ADT Pulse® interactive home and business solutions, and home
health services, meet a range of customer needs for today's active and
increasingly mobile lifestyles. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida,
ADT helps provide peace of mind to nearly seven million customers, and
it employs approximately 17,000 people at 200 locations. More
information is available at www.adt.com.
IFTTT (pronounced "gift" without the "g") is a service that lets you
create powerful connections with one simple statement - If this then
that. The IFTTT community can create if this then that connections,
called Recipes, between lots of different applications, called Channels,
including Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, Evernote (News - Alert), Gmail and others.
IFTTT also works with devices like the Nest Thermostat and Protect,
Fitbit, UP wristband by Jawbone, and the Philips Hue bulb.
For a more comprehensive overview of IFTTT, see our about
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