Alexa opening and closing garage door?


(Dan Carter) #1

Is there a fairly simple way getting alexa to open and close garage door. Haven’t really found much on the topic. I have a golinear zwave controller for the garage door.


#2

You’ll save yourself a lot of time in the future if you start with the FAQ section of this forum. :wink:

https://community.smartthings.com/c/wiki/faq

Where, for example, you would find the following:


(Chris) #3

I use stringify with the words close garage and it locks my August lock and closes my garage door. Probably easier dropping a couple icons on a flow. Only issue is you have to say tell stringify.


(Mcneillr) #4

I use the rboy device driver which allows the garage door to be open and closed as a switch. My alexa treats its it just as an on off switch


(Glen King) #5

I used to have alexa doing it. But the amount of work involved in upkeep of that function was greater than the work involved in pressing a button on my way out the door, which if I’m opening the garage is occurring anyway… so it was cool for two months but utterly unnecessary. So it’s gone.


(www.rboyapps.com - Make your home your butler!) #6

Not directly due to security reasons. You can use a modified device handler to get Alexa to control it using turn Garage Door “On” or “Off”

See this topic for details

Alternatively you can use the Ask Alexa app, this is a replacement for Alexa per se and can do a lot more than Alexa like controlling locks etc which Alexa cannot do but beware that it bypasses security restrictions.


(RH) #7

I solved all my issues with home voice assistants yesterday.