EchoSistant Evolved 4.1 introduced a new way of creating your own personalized reports about the status of your home that can be delivered in audio format via Alexa or a connected speaker AND/OR in text format via sms or push notifications.
While it is a fun and flexible approach, it does take imagination to make the reports work for you. I invite people to share their use cases as well as the custom messages so others can see how to use this new powerful feature…
Here are some of my favorites:
The Power Consumption Report:
Text: Here is your power consumption report for Saturday, March 18 at 9:23 AM. You are currently using 1563 watts. You have 6 switches on and your HVAC is not running.
Custom Phrase: Here is your &profile report for &date at &time. You are currently using &power watts. You have &lights on and your HVAC is &running.
The Security Report
Text: Currently your home location mode is standby and your Smart Home Monitor is disabled. The garage door is closed and you have one door unlocked and two windows open. The average temperature in your home is 68 degrees and your home is currently using 590 watts.
Custom Phrase: Currently your home location mode is &mode and your Smart Home Monitor is &shm. The garage door is &garage and you have one door &doors and two windows &windows. The average temperature in your home is &temperature degrees and your home is currently using &power watts.