Hello I was thinking about adding an Echo Dot to my SmartThings collection. The wife wants voice notifications for when doors open around the house, similar to a security system dinging in the event the little one tries to make a run for it. I’ve read the various posts in regards to setting up an old tablet/phone and connecting it to the Echo thru bluetooth to get the voice notifications to work, however I don’t want to have to jump thru those hoops.
I know in May, Amazon added some features for voice notifications. My question is can the Echo/Dot now do this without a back-end phone connected to it?