Ok, I think I have everything pretty much done at least to the point to test a little. I just have a few questions and also some trouble. I stopped at the “Profile, Messaging and Control - Break Down” section in the install instructions.
First question, I’m still a little unclear about Profiles in the EchoSistant. What kind of profiles are we talking about, like Home, Away, Daytime, Nighttime, etc. What do you guys have setup in there?
Names of devices and rooms. This probably isn’t a question directly related to EchoSistant, maybe more generally about SmartThings itself. So let’s say my end goal would be to use phrases like this:
“Alexa, ask the house what is the temperature in the attic?” or “Alexa, ask the house is there movement in the master bedroom?”
These Aeotec Multisensor 6’s that I have, should I be naming the device itself Attic, Master Bedroom, Living Room, etc? Right now, for example, I have the one in the attic called Attic MultiSensor. I probably shouldn’t if I want to keep the language fluid when asking questions, right? Or does it matter, like if I keep that named the way it is and make sure to locate in a room named Attic?
3 . I’m trying the device simulator in the Amazon Developer console under the EchoSistant - Main Intent skill. I’m at work so I can’t try it directly on my Echo Dot which is at home. This is the question I am asking:
Question: "Alexa, ask the house what is the temperature of the Attic MultiSensor?"
Answer: "I couldn’t quite get that, but attic multisensor has 7 capabilities. Would you like to hear more about this device?"
My Reply: "Yes"
Answer: “The temperature is 77.2 degrees, humidity is 68, battery level is 100 percent, motion is inactive, , would you like anything else?”
So it’s reaching the device and it’s sensor values, but how do I get a more direct response?
I’m very excited about all this, btw. This is really awesome so far…