In short, what’s a good approach to setting up a device for each available Spruce zone? Something that would enable me to say, “Alexa, turn on sprinkler zone 3”.
The Spruce Irrigation system with moisture sensors and SmartThings in the mix is pretty impressive. After some pain upgrading from indexing to electrical valves I have the system working well and am now looking to add onto it. Currently I want to add an IFTTT recipe to turn on my sprinklers if there’s a Nest smoke emergency. Rachio does that natively but I chose Spruce over Rachio mostly because of SmartThings and moisture sensors.
It’s relatively straightforward to turn on my default Spruce routine from IFTTT, but that turns on the zones based on my watering schedule, which turns on one zone at a time. My challenge is that some of my zones are farther from the house than others, and I’d rather only have the zones closest to the house come on. Maybe even starting with the one closest to where the Nest that detected the emergency is.
To do that I need to be able to address each Spruce zone individually as a device. In lieu of triggering a smoke emergency I’ve been using Alexa to test things out. Right now I can say “Alexa turn on the sprinklers” and my watering routine starts, but I haven’t been able to find a way to address zones individually. Is that possible?