Door sensor compatible with Alexa or Sonos to voice announce entry?


#1

Hi everyone!

My first post here.

Have been into home automation for the past year or so. I have several Alexa devices, Sonos speakers, and a Philips Hub.

I am very much considering a Smartthings hub if it can accomplish a task that the Philips Hub cannot.

Looking to have a door sensor installed that when opened, it announces entry on Amazon Alexa or Sonos.

I would suppose a sensor like this would work…

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HPIYJWU/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza

How can I go about doing this? Thank you in advance.


(Pizzinini) #2

yes this can be done… please see this article by SmartThings support:


(Dominick Barile) #3

Just currious, does this play out of Alexia or a compatible speaker that can be paired to smart things.


(Pizzinini) #4

Alexa does not play notification (yet?).

This will work for connected speakers (like Sonos) only.


(Glen King) #5

It can also be done by using something like Tasker with AutoNotification. Simply run it on a cheap android tablet that also runs smartthings, and when the notification comes up Tasker can say it.