Momentary "Off" Button?


(Paul Melian) #1

The elements in play here: Amazon Echo, Logitech Harmony, SmartThings and maybe IFTTT

I am trying to create an “Alexa, turn off Everything” command.

In the Alexa app, I creating a lighting group called “Everything” that has all my smart switches in it, but I want this command to trigger the “Off” activity with the Harmony.

My thought was to create a virtual switch that was typically on, but when turned off it would trigger an IFTTT command to run the activity. My issue, is I can’t figure out an easy way to get this switch turned back on afterwards so it’s ready to be turned off again. Any ideas would help.

Thanks!


#2

I’m sure there are many ways to do this, but one of the easiest in your scenario is to use a regular binary virtual switch and include turning on the switch in the harmony activity. That way it’s on again for the next time. :sunglasses:

There are some people who written some code for a momentary virtual switch which is usually on, I just don’t remember exactly where it is right now.

Found one: