Brief Bio: Physical Oceanographer and blogger. My goal in life is to throw expensive stuff in the ocean. I play with IoT trying to find sustainable solutions for my digital and analog needs by merging new and recycled tech.
Top DIY / IoT Blogs or Periodicals: Mostly just listening to the IoT - Internet of Things Podcast.
Any DIY / IoT devices beside Scout?: LIFX lights, Google Play Audio, Manythings Camera, Google Assistant.
How are they used & connected to Scout?: Everything is connected through IFTTT recipes. I have my LIFX lights connected directly through the Scout, but I have additional IFTTT recipes to light certain scenes through IFTTT.
What’s your IFTTT “secret sauce” recipes?: The ones I have to set all my lights back to normal when I accidentally trigger my alarms before coffee in the morning. This happens more than I would like to admit.
Any "happy accidents" with recipe or device combo?: This is not related to home security systems, but I realized that I could make a button on my phone for my kids rewards system that would flash all the lights!
Ever "hacked" or customized any devices, and if yes what/why?: No
What should everyone know regarding their DIY home security?: You don't need to use door and access sensors just for external doors and windows!
*image courtesy of NOAA