Homeboy records video on Knocking (IFTTT)

I setup an IFTTT Recipe to record a Homeboy video if ST detects a knock at the front door.

Here’s what I did:

  1. Create a virtual momentary switch following these instructions: FAQ: Creating a virtual Device
  2. Link the virtual switch to IFTTT
  3. Link the virtual switch to the real door sensor by using the Smartthings “Smart Home Monitor” app
    3a. Use “Vibration Sensor” with real door sensor
    3b. Use the “Alert with lights” option and select the virtual switch we created in step 1 (this makes it turn on momentarily)
  4. Use this IFTTT recipe with the virtual switch and homeboy: https://ifttt.com/recipes/338467-if-knock-at-front-door-record-homeboy-video-smartthings-homeboy

So far so good!