iSmartAlarm is now armed with a dedicated IFTTT channel

The IFTTT integration the company announced at CES 2015 is here, but there's plenty more still to come.

iSmartAlarm burst onto the smart-home scene with a rip-roaringly successful Indiegogo campaign two years ago, exceeding its funding goal many times over. Although none of that buzz was attendant upon the launch of its IFTTT (IF This Then That) channel last week, make no mistake it is an important milestone for a product that was beginning to look out of its depth against smarter, better-connected competitors.

It lends the DIY, subscription-free security system, until now glaringly deficient in this department, some semblance of interoperability with other smart-home products, including the Nest Learning Thermostat, Belkin WeMo, LIFX smart LEDs, and more. It also marks the start of a series of product upgrades and platform enhancements announced by the company earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show.

The firm will soon begin shipping an HD security camera with motion- and audio-detection capabilities. Called iCamera Keep, the $149.99 camera will be the first of many new products that iSmartAlarm has lined up for release this year.

The company currently offers a hub, two door/windows sensors, a motion sensor, two remote tags, and iSmartAlarm stickers as part of its $199 Preferred Package, while the $349 Premium Package also includes a security camera in addition to all of that. Other products on the company's roadmap include a siren, a smoke alarm, a multi-sensor, and a water sensor.

Why this matters : With IFTTT integration fast emerging as one of the touchstones by which connected-home devices are judged, it's good that iSmartAlarm has finally ticked this box. Further, this development buys the Silicon Valley-based company some more time to integrate the system with other connected-home platforms, such as HomeKit, Z-Wave, and Thread.

Join the CSO newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags home automationhome securitysecurityphysical securityZ-WavebelkinindiegogoIFTTT

More about Consumer ElectronicsLIFXNestPremium

Show Comments

Featured Whitepapers

Editor's Recommendations

Solution Centres

Stories by Pulkit Chandna

Latest Videos

  • 150x50

    CSO Webinar: Will your data protection strategy be enough when disaster strikes?

    Speakers: - Paul O’Connor, Engagement leader - Performance Audit Group, Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO) - Nigel Phair, Managing Director, Centre for Internet Safety - Joshua Stenhouse, Technical Evangelist, Zerto - Anthony Caruana, CSO MC & Moderator

    Play Video

  • 150x50

    CSO Webinar: The Human Factor - Your people are your biggest security weakness

    ​Speakers: David Lacey, Researcher and former CISO Royal Mail David Turner - Global Risk Management Expert Mark Guntrip - Group Manager, Email Protection, Proofpoint

    Play Video

  • 150x50

    CSO Webinar: Current ransomware defences are failing – but machine learning can drive a more proactive solution

    Speakers • Ty Miller, Director, Threat Intelligence • Mark Gregory, Leader, Network Engineering Research Group, RMIT • Jeff Lanza, Retired FBI Agent (USA) • Andy Solterbeck, VP Asia Pacific, Cylance • David Braue, CSO MC/Moderator What to expect: ​Hear from industry experts on the local and global ransomware threat landscape. Explore a new approach to dealing with ransomware using machine-learning techniques and by thinking about the problem in a fundamentally different way. Apply techniques for gathering insight into ransomware behaviour and find out what elements must go into a truly effective ransomware defence. Get a first-hand look at how ransomware actually works in practice, and how machine-learning techniques can pick up on its activities long before your employees do.

    Play Video

  • 150x50

    CSO Webinar: Get real about metadata to avoid a false sense of security

    Speakers: • Anthony Caruana – CSO MC and moderator • Ian Farquhar, Worldwide Virtual Security Team Lead, Gigamon • John Lindsay, Former CTO, iiNet • Skeeve Stevens, Futurist, Future Sumo • David Vaile - Vice chair of APF, Co-Convenor of the Cyberspace Law And Policy Community, UNSW Law Faculty This webinar covers: - A 101 on metadata - what it is and how to use it - Insight into a typical attack, what happens and what we would find when looking into the metadata - How to collect metadata, use this to detect attacks and get greater insight into how you can use this to protect your organisation - Learn how much raw data and metadata to retain and how long for - Get a reality check on how you're using your metadata and if this is enough to secure your organisation

    Play Video

  • 150x50

    CSO Webinar: How banking trojans work and how you can stop them

    CSO Webinar: How banking trojans work and how you can stop them Featuring: • John Baird, Director of Global Technology Production, Deutsche Bank • Samantha Macleod, GM Cyber Security, ME Bank • Sherrod DeGrippo, Director of Emerging Threats, Proofpoint (USA)

    Play Video

More videos

Blog Posts

Market Place