Gadget Guy shares latest Smart Home gadgets

This is a smart connected alarm and automation system. It comes with the internet hub, which is the main unit, and 2 door window sensors, a motion sensor and a keyfob for arming and disarming. You can control the whole system with your smartphone, along with the SkylinkNet app. This system also works with Amazon Alexa, so you can control it by voice. It is also compatible with IFTTT (If this then that), that means it can work with a lot of other smarthome products on the market. Learn more


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Skylink Group Announces AlexaTM Voice Service Compatibility

New AlexaTM Voice Service capabilities bring advance functionality to the SkylinkNetTM connected home suite

Skylink Group, a leading provider of connected home safety solutions, today announced its compatibility with the cloud-based Alexa Voice Service technology. The new function allows homeowners to connect the SkylinkNet suite of connected accessories to Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service technology, running commands and learning new skills based on preferences, bringing advance functionality to Skylink’s range of products. Read more…


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IFTTT Notification Options

IFTTT Notification Options

IFTTT offers a lot more options to notify you in case of an emergency

SkylinkNet will notify you regarding the incidents such as sensor activation or alarm during a break in or other emergency situations with the built-in push notification of your smartphone. What if you would also like to notify someone who is not using the SkylinkNet App? such as your friends, neighbors, relatives while you are on vacation?

Here are several new ways you can setup your SkylinkNet along with IFTTT to have more options for notification.

1) Send a text message – You can send a text message to designated phone number(s) when the alarm goes off. This is one of the most useful applets. However, please note that IFTTT only allows each account to send up to 100 messages a month, please be aware. But this is ideal for panic alarm situation.

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2) Call someone – You can set up IFTTT to call a phone number and it will playback a user defined voice message.

IFTTT Recipe: Call my neighbor when my SkylinkNet alarm goes off connects skylinknet to phone-call

3) Email – You can always send the emergency message by email.

IFTTT Recipe: When SkylinkNet Hub is in specific mode, send an email notification connects skylinknet to email

4) Skype – Skype channel on IFTTT has just been launched recently, so instead of the above notification, IFTTT can send a message on Skype for all the SkylinkNet events. This is ideal for those of you who is logged in to Skype all the time.

IFTTT Recipe: When SkylinkNet alarm goes off, send a message on Skype connects skylinknet to skype

With all these notification options, we are confident that you will be pleased on how we notify you during an emergency versus traditional alarm company that charges monthly fees.

Please let us know if you can think of any other ways that you can be notified with the SkylinkNet system.


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IFTTT, IF THIS THEN THAT

IFTTT, IF THIS THEN THAT, is what everyone wants and is waiting for, It’s the universal language of technology, allowing different technologies and platforms to communicate to each other. SkylinkNet is now on IF, with applets to make your everyday task simple. Arming and disarming your alarm system, sharing your photos wherever you are, knowing when someone opens your garage door, knowing the latest news alert, getting a better night’s sleep or home automation to simply light up your way when you get home, it’s all made easy with applets from IF, all from the palm of your hand, the limit is only your imagination. Check out the videos on how to get started, setup your devices and download and add your applets. Now you are ready to simplify and enjoy your lifestyle.


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