IFTTT trigger Smart Home Monitor

You might also take a look at the existing smart app “rule machine.” It is able to use SHM state as either an if or that within its own logic. So people use it for things like turning on a light when the SHM is armed. Or arming SHM when a particular switch comes on.

If you combine that with a standard virtual switch that gets flipped by IFTTT when your email comes in, you should be able to simplify your daisychain considerably.

The following is just one use case example, and I know it’s basically the reverse of what you’re looking for, but it shows you some screenshots and includes links to the actual rule machine topic.