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Room Locator

Devices App

Set up Room Locator

The Room Locator is already switched on when it arrives. All you need to do to set it up is assign the Room Locator to a room.

  1. Download the Devices App from the Apple App Store.
  2. Open the Devices App.
  3. Go to the Devices category at the bottom left.
  4. Tap on the + icon at the top right.
  5. Select a room or set up a new room.
  6. Select the Room Locator that you wish to link to this room.

Create Room Trigger

As soon as you have added your Room Locator to the respective room, you can use this room as a trigger.

  1. Open the Devices App.
  2. Go to the Trigger category at the bottom right.
  3. Tap on the + icon at the top right.
  4. Select the option Room Locator.
  5. Select the room linked with the Room Locator.
  6. Determine whether you want the trigger to be activated upon Enter or Leave the room.

Set up IFTTT Service

  1. Open the IFTTT app or the IFTTT website ifttt.com.
  2. Create a new IFTTT account or sign in to your existing IFTTT account.
  3. Got to the LinkDesk IFTTT service page ifttt.com/linkdesk.
  4. Tap on the Connect button.
  5. Create a new LinkDesk account or sign in to your existing LinkDesk account.
  6. Open the Devices app.
  7. Go to the Triggers category at the bottom right.
  8. Tap on the + icon at the top right.
  9. Select the option IFTTT.
  10. Tap on Connect IFTTT.
  11. Sign in to your existing LinkDesk account.

Enable IFTTT Applets

IFTTT Applets are simple if-then connections between smart home devices, wearables and other online services. IFTTT Applets work with Room Locator to automatically trigger your other services based on you entering or leaving a room. You can browse hundreds of existing Applets on IFTTT and turn them on with a single switch.

Discover LinkDesk Applets

Create IFTTT Applets

If you want something custom, it’s easy to make your own Applet. Let your creativity run free and connect your Room Locator with your devices, online services and social media.

Create New Applet

Multiple Locators

Using multiple Room Locators in your home is easily possible. A maximum of one Room Locator can be added to each room.

Identify Locators

The Room Locators can be identified using the 6 digit code on the back of the device. This code is also displayed in the app. Furthermore, You can identify the Room Locator based on its distance; a small icon in the app shows the distance to the device.

Room Size

The Room Locator is designed for use in rooms between approximately 10 sqm and 40 sqm. In very small rooms it cannot be guaranteed that the signal will not extend beyond the respective room. In very large rooms the signal may not reach all areas of the room.

Positioning

Try to position the Room Locator as far away from other rooms as possible. This helps to prevent the signal from penetrating into adjoining rooms and to avoid trigger-related problems. If the signal is too strong and extends to other rooms, you may, for example, try to position the Room Locator behind or inside of pieces of furniture. If the signal is too weak, position the Room Locator as openly and visibly in the room as possible.

Impairment

The range of the Room Locator may vary significantly depending on its location. Try to position the Room Locator at least 50 cm away from other radio devices such as your Wi-Fi router.

Battery Change

It’s easy to change the battery when your Room Locator has run out of power. Simply press the provided suction cup tightly onto the case and pull with force until the case opens, revealing both the module and the battery. The battery is a readily available CR2450 button cell. Please contact our support if you weren’t provided with a suction cup.

Battery Lifetime

We have technically optimized the Room Locator so that it consumes only a small amount of energy despite the regular emission of signals. The battery life may vary depending on location and technical conditions, but the battery has a lifetime of about one or two years.

Requirements

In addition to the Room Locator, the Devices App, and a compatible Apple iPhone or iPad, the minimum requirement is one smart home device.

Troubleshooting

Why can I no longer find my Room Locator?
This may have several reasons. Check whether the Room Locator may perhaps already be assigned to a room. In this case, it can no longer be linked to other rooms. Determine whether “Bluetooth” and “Location Services” are enabled in the settings of your iPhone or iPad. Please contact us if you should still encounter any problems.

Support

We’re always happy to help. Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions.