You can use smart home recipe app IFTTT to make the sleek Withings Home security camera talk to your Philips Hue lightbulbs and other smart home devices.

Withings Home is among our favourite smart home security cameras, packing an 1080-pixel camera, motion sensor, and air quality scanner to keep your home environment safe. For toddling family members, it also features a nightlight and lullaby setting to send them sweetly off to sleep.

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Aside from its basic security and happy child-making functions, one of the incredibly nifty bonuses you get with Withings Home is its friendship with smart home recipe-making app and home automation wizard IFTTT.

Via this single app, you can partner your Withings Home camera up with devices such as Philips Hue lightbulbs, a Nest thermostat, and devices by the likes of Belkin and WeMo. This gives you the ability to create recipes and triggers for scenes in your home to kick into action when certain things happen.

For instance, you could have your Philips Hue lightbulbs blink a certain colour when Withings Home detects motion and noise, or have the camera turn on as soon as it senses you’ve blocked your SmartThings door lock. If Withings Home detects bad air quality, a simple recipe in IFTTT could make your WeMo air purifier turn on.

The great thing about IFTTT is that it works with tons of apps and functions on your phone too, so you could get an email when your camera detects movement, or get a phone call if Withings Home goes offline.

You can buy Withings Home for £169.95, and find out more about its IFTTT tricks here.