I have a few automation controllers like the ISY that let you control things via REST API, so doing HTTP post you can access
http://ipaddress/lights/kitchen/on to turn it on and so on. Is it possible to use a virtual device with ST and have it send a command like this when turned on or off?
CoRE can make & receive web requests, and read or pass variables as part of the request.
Long read but same thing you’re trying to do, I think.
So, I’ve deployed Ask Alexa (which is freaking awesome) and I want to be able to issue one command and all my lights turn off as well as arm the security system, lock the doors, etc. Normally this would be easy except that I use INSTEON for all my light switches. (Why? I love Insteon’s switches, the reliability, the feel, the look, the ability to easily change color of LEDs and paddles, etc). So, I had purchased an ISY 944i, which speaks both INSTEON and Z-Wave. It has all my INSTEON and Z-Wave devices in it including the SmartThings hub itself as a device.
So, I have on the INSTEON side a “Alexa, turn off the house” command which I use at night to turn off all the lights in my house. That is just a group inside of the Alexa app for all the switches. Using Ask Alexa, I can say “Ale…