"Are my doors locked?" command with Amazon Echo


I have a couple of multipurpose sensors to track whether I’ve closed all my doors / windows all around the house.

I was wondering if there was a way for me to check its status using Amazon Alexa with a simple command such as “Alexa, ask SmartThings if all my doors are closed.”

I tried IFTTT with the idea
IF I trigger the phrase "Are my doors locked"
IF SmartThings status for open/closed sensors = close
THEN answer All your doors are closed.
ELSE One of your doors are open.

However I understand that IFTTT doesn’t support multiple IF statements. I was wondering if anyone else has a solution for this?

Have you looked into CoRE? It’s similar to IFTTT. There is also an app called askAlexa created by @MichaelS that might help with integration between Alexa and IFTTT and/or CoRE and ST.

Ask Alexa lets you do this. See the wiki here: http://thingsthataresmart.wiki/index.php?title=Ask_Alexa


Set up a group /voice macro in Ask Alexa with those contacts in that group. That will get you the results you want

+3. I use Ask Alexa to give me a status report on if doors are locked, windows open, garage door closed, wireless device battery levels, etc.

Works fantastic, and was easy to set up (coming from a novice user).

Thank you for the Ask Alexa option Michael Struck!

I can’t say it was easy to set up. I’m not really a programmer, so it took me about 2 or 3 hours from start to finish, including setting up the Amazon accounts. But it works quite well, and I’m glad I did it because now I can use Alexa for tons of other stuff too!

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