Im looking to increase (or start) with some home automation, beyond the Evohome I have for the heating. Im wanting to look at being able to control lighting, specifically with a view to being able to set schedules for when away from the home for security and also to integrate my texecom alarm so that certain lights can be switched on/off if the alarm is triggered. Also looking to incorporate some phillips hue lighting in rooms too.

Im hopeful that the above can be accomplished with the use of IFTTT.

Wiring to the existing switches is two wire.

Can anyone recommend the basics of what I would need to accomplish this, or indeed confirm that Zwave is where I should be looking?

Bearing in mind that Im a complete newbie to IFTTT, having not even read about it until today.