IFTTT Alarm Control Panel


The ifttt platform allows you to integrate security systems that have no open API but can be controlled through IFTTT.

This platform depends on the IFTTT Home Assistant component. See the component’s documentation to set it up.

It is important to note that this platform fully relies on IFTTT to receive updates when the security system’s state changes. Therefore, this platform shows an assumed state.

To enable this, setup the required IFTTT applets as listed below and add the following lines to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
ifttt:
  key: YOUR_WEBHOOK_KEY
  
alarm_control_panel:
  - platform: ifttt
    name: YOUR_ALARM_NAME
    code: YOUR_ALARM_CODE
    event_arm_away: YOUR_ARM_AWAY_EVENT
    event_arm_home: YOUR_ARM_HOME_EVENT
    event_arm_night: YOUR_ARM_NIGHT_EVENT
    event_disarm: YOUR_DISARM_EVENT

It is strongly discouraged to use this platform when you don’t use encryption; otherwise, your API password will be send unprotected through the IFTTT Webhooks. It is advised to setup encryption using Let’s Encrypt.

Required IFTTT applets

This platform supports the services alarm_disarm, alarm_arm_away, alarm_arm_home and alarm_arm_night. For each of these services, an IFTTT webhook will be triggered.

For this system to operate correctly, the following IFTTT applets have to be setup. Obviously, if your alarm device does not support some states, no applets have to be provided for those.

  • IF Webhook event YOUR_DISARM_EVENT is called, THEN disarm the alarm system.
  • IF Webhook event YOUR_ARM_HOME_EVENT is called, THEN set the alarm system to armed home.
  • IF Webhook event YOUR_ARM_NIGHT_EVENT is called, THEN set the alarm system to armed away.
  • IF Webhook event YOUR_DISARM_EVENT is called, THEN set the alarm system to armed night.
  • IF the alarm system was disarmed, THEN perform a Webhook POST web request to url https://HASS_URL/api/services/alarm_control_panel/ifttt_push_alarm_state?api_password=API_PASSWORD with content type application/json and body {"entity_id": "alarm_control_panel.DEVICE_NAME", "state": "disarmed"}.
  • IF the alarm system state changed to armed home, THEN perform a Webhook POST web request to url https://HASS_URL/api/services/alarm_control_panel/ifttt_push_alarm_state?api_password=API_PASSWORD with content type application/json and body {"entity_id": "alarm_control_panel.DEVICE_NAME", "state": "armed_home"}.
  • IF the alarm system state changed to armed away, THEN perform a Webhook POST web request to url https://HASS_URL/api/services/alarm_control_panel/ifttt_push_alarm_state?api_password=API_PASSWORD with content type application/json and body {"entity_id": "alarm_control_panel.DEVICE_NAME", "state": "armed_away"}.
  • IF the alarm system state changed to armed night, THEN perform a Webhook POST web request to url https://HASS_URL/api/services/alarm_control_panel/ifttt_push_alarm_state?api_password=API_PASSWORD with content type application/json and body {"entity_id": "alarm_control_panel.DEVICE_NAME", "state": "armed_night"}.

Configuration Variables

name

(string)(Optional)The name of your Home Assistant alarm control panel.

code

(string)(Optional)The code for the alarm control panel.

event_arm_away

(string)(Optional)IFTTT webhook event to call when the state is set to armed away.

Default value: alarm_arm_away

event_arm_home

(string)(Optional)IFTTT webhook event to call when the state is set to armed home.

Default value: alarm_arm_home

event_arm_night

(string)(Optional)IFTTT webhook event to call when the state is set to armed night.

Default value: alarm_arm_night

event_disarm

(string)(Optional)IFTTT webhook event to call when the state is set to disarmed.

Default value: alarm_disarm

optimistic

(boolean)(Optional)Specify if the state will be updated by an ifttt_push_alarm_state call (false) or can be set immediately (true).

Default value: false