How to use Elgato Stream Deck as a home automation control

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What is the streaming deck? Basically yes it is a configurable keyboard which allows you to manipulate in real time all the functions of a live or video editing from YouTube. It really is a device that after you start using it you will never want to put it down again. But, you may be wondering, can I use the stream deck as home automation control?

And not only that, but it also has macros for online games, it is already programmed with all the settings with which you can use it. The Stream Deck includes 15 programmable and configurable keys, works with a USB port and Elgato software. In this post we will explain how to use it and how you can do it; don't take off and read on with us.

Can I use my Stream Deck as a home automation control in my home?

You will be surprised to know that it can do it, how? using software offering the IFTTT service; With this you can check almost all of yours connected devices, including basic functions of your home such as lights, robot vacuum cleaner etc. You can get it all with this amazing service, the same way google apps let you control the smart devices in your home.

How to activate IFTTT with Stream Deck in my home?

It is really very simple, you have to follow the step by step that you will have available below and very soon you will be able to enjoy home automation control from your home with just one button, continue to read with us. We see.

  1.  First, go to the page Main IFTTT from your browser, then create a personal account there if you don't have one.
  2.  Then you will find the option + this and you need to click on this section.
  3.  Proceed to access the webhook and activate this option.
  4.  Name the action or trigger of your choice and click create trigger
  5.  Then click + that
  6. The options you want activate, be it the lights, the vacuum cleaner etc., and you will need to plug it in.

How did you assign a button to your Stream Deck as a home automation control?

Complete the following steps and assign control of your home automation in minutes very easily, to have complete control of your smart home; Keep reading:

  1.  You will need to enter Webhooks As? from the "my services" section of IFTTT.
  2. Go up and you will find an acronym that says “documentation” and proceed to click on that option and then you get a Unique URL and original, copy it.
  3. Now go to the stream deck app and enter. Choose the key you prefer, when you are there drag the use of a web command.
  4. When you need to assign the icon, you will notice that you will see a URL field, proceed to paste the URL already assigned.
  5. Then select the box corresponding from the background.
  6. Ready, this way you can start using Stream Deck's home automation technology.

As you can see, it is very easy to have home automation control from your home via the console of the Stream Deck program, thanks to the IFTTT program that allows you to have an infinity of actions with a few steps to follow, or if you are interested you can turn your Android phone into a Smart Home with Alexa.

The Stream Deck is an amazing device that allows you to customize buttons command, making things a lot easier when editing and reshaping any video or control, and in this way being able to get a more efficient job and performance in a short time.

This post has been thought and thought just for you, we hope that all the information provided today can really be used in a short time and then enjoy your Stream Deck and start making your home smart. Don't forget to keep sharing our content to keep creating. We wish you success in the experience.

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