I have a crazy idea that I am going to use a cheap door sensor that also monitors temps, and vacuum pack it, for the sole intention of submerging it in my pool and monitoring water temps. This works just fine, so far. But now the next challenge is, how do I get Google home to answer the question of “what is the Pool temp?” Can I trick google into thinking that the sensor is a thermostat? Is there some other device handler that I could use?
I’ve got several temperature sensors which report temperature to Google Home. All you need to do is modify the device handler by adding “capability: “thermostat”.” Update the handler and then add it through the GH interface with ST. All of our ecobee sensors and two temp sensors (dog room and “outside”) are set up this way so I can ask what the temp is outside.
You’ll be able to ask Google “what’s the temperature in the pool” and it’ll say “the temperature in the pool is X degrees and the pool is off.” You can’t get past the “pool is off” part because it considers it a thermostat and that’s how it’s programmed to respond about thermostats.
I also just tried to add the sensor as a switch thinking you could ask about open/close events. With “capability “switch”” it is recognized by Home, but fails to recognize open/close - just says it’s off.
I’m willing to bet someone with more patience and skill than I could figure out how to get Google to report it as either open or closed, which may be limited to an “on” or “off” response. No one has tried as far as I’m aware.
Hi, Iam very new to all this. Please, would you advice how to add/modify handler? I have created many Simulated Temperature Sensors and made them receive data via WebCore - this works great. I see all those sensors in ST app. Please, how and which handler to use/and how to connect it to those Simulated Temperature Sensors to show in Google Home? Thank you, Martin
update: Ok, I have found out, how to change the device type. Now I have found a Handler, also added the capability “Thermostat”, yet still cannot see it in GH… Anything else I can try to display the the temp sensor in GH?
Which temperature sensor are you using? I can help with the code knowing that. The brand of temperature sensor doesn’t matter too much, but if I know which one you’re using then I can help with the code.
Actually I have Fibaro sensors conected to Fibaro HC2. I use ST for kind of Google Home bridge, cos Fibaro does not have full integration. In ST I created virtual tem devices (used Raspberry Pi handler) and WebCore to pull current temps from Fibaro, then I parse the JSON and update the virtual devices (temps) on ST side… Now I have them showed in GH so that I can ask what the temp in in individual room
Hi @Nhaley@tampiss 'm using smartthings multisensors and motion sensors. I want my google home to be able to see their temperatures so that i can say 'ok google, whats the temperature in the shed/ front door etc ’
Try this - works that way with Alexa and Google, once you attach this “thermostat” to a temp sensor, you can ask Alexa for the temperature. I tested this with the Google AIY kit, but should work the same on other devices.