Intellithings, the Israeli startup responsible for RoomMe, has announced support for IFTTT, including an IFTTT action that provides users with trigger-driven occupancy reports. Available now via an update to the RoomMe app, this enhanced functionality makes RoomMe compatible with IFTTT-connected alarm and security systems and ushers in new functionality for those systems.
RoomMe leverages patented Presence Sensing Technology (PST) to make the personalized home experience a reality. Rather than rely on basic motion events, RoomMe leverages the unique Bluetooth signature of a user’s smartphone or select smartwatch models to identify who that user is and which room they are in to then automatically adjust settings such as entertainment, temperature, lighting, and more to that specific user’s preferences. Leveraging this technology, users can also use RoomMe to check on the well-being of other users within the home.
Featuring voice assistant support, users can ask their preferred voice assistant — Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Apple Siri — for information about who is home. In response to the command, the connected voice assistant will provide details on which room in the house is currently occupied by a RoomMe user and how long they have been there. While at home or the office, this functionality is especially useful for checking in on children or aging-in-place parents, as prolonged presence in a room without movement could be indicative of a serious problem.
Upon an alarm, RoomMe can be leveraged as a home occupancy report system to quickly and easily inform the central station or the user who is at home to enable rapid outreach to those users to check to see if they are safe. Alternatively, during alarm and arming events, RoomMe can be used to quickly determine if users are at home and/or where they are within the home, thus, reducing the frequency of false alarms which can cost the homeowner money if they are subject to fees.
RoomMe functions as an additional layer on top of today’s most popular DIY and professionally installed smart home systems and devices. Now featuring support for IFTTT-connected and Hubitat systems, RoomMe also works with Apple HomeKit, Wink, Logitech, Harmony, Insteon, Sensibo, Philips HUE, LIFX, Ecobee, Sonos, Bose, and hub-connected Z-Wave, and Zigbee devices. Drivers are available for RoomMe compatibility with Crestron, Control4, URC, ELAN, and RTI installed systems as well.
For more information, visit www.intellithings.net.