Ok, here is my dilemma. We have echo as the voice control for ask of our HA. The family dies not use the ST app at all, just me. I’ve noticed that echo understands make voices more accurately than female voices. Here is the problem.
When my wife walks into the kitchen (center of the house kitchen with two access points) she walks over to echo and tells it to turn on the lights. I can tell this is frustrating to her because it would be faster for her to just flip a switch.
So this is what I’m thinking and I would like any feedback, ideas, recommendations, and if anyone had already done this…
I am thinking of taking a garage for sensor, the one that tells the system that something is in the way, and hard worrying it into a door/window sensor. I would then put this conspicuously into the door jams high enough that the purrs will not set it off. Then, as you walk through the doors, the lights come on. A smart lighting app can be used to turn them off or we just use echo.
I’m not concerned about the size and looks as I will re-engineer it to be much smaller and able to be hidden.
I haven’t found anything available for this. I’ve searched, but come up empty handed.