July 14, 2016, 6:14pm
I am trying to integrate my home alarm which is a bunch of z-wave stuff running on Smart Things with the Amazon Echo.
Does anyone have any guidance on how to go about doing this? I think this might be doable using ifttt or something, but I could use some pointers in the right direction please.
Are you using Smart Home Monitor as your home alarm or something else?
July 14, 2016, 6:24pm
Yes, currently using Smart Home Monitor.
One common method is to use a virtual switch. You could install the device handler below with switch on the command side and contact sensor on the attribute side. You then set a routine to trigger automatically based on this virtual switch/contact sensor. Inside that routine you arm your SHM.
This has got to be the sickest DTH ever…
Ever wished you could turn on a presence sensor with a switch?, or maybe take a lock command and send a motion event?
Basically this bad boy accepts these commands:
and can turn them into these attribute states:
The following capabilities are presented on the command side:
garage door control
The following devices are presented on the attribute side:
You wire up an instance of this device to two separate apps, and off you go.
Add to your repo, and select the device MikeMaxwell : uDTH
the repo is
July 14, 2016, 6:43pm
Using Ask Alexa you can also accomplish this:
All, this is a new thread from my conversation in the Alexa Helper area (
[RELEASE] Alexa Helper)
I am officially announcing my new Ask Alexa Smart App. This is what a lot of us have been looking for when it was announced that SmartThings would work with the Amazon Echo (‘Alexa’). Unfortunately, the integration was one-way and limited. You could not query your devices to find out their status, and you had NO access to modes, SHM or routines. I attempted to fill the gap with Alexa Helper, and it did a great job at giving you additional control over items using simple on/off commands. I even got into the ‘feedback’ piece by sending a voice output to a Sonos speaker. But, I always felt this was a ‘hack’…why ask a speaker (Alexa) to report out on another speaker.
Well, with the guidance of @N…
@michaels you got to it before i could