Wonder if someone can assist a new user…
I have recently purchased a ST (2018) Hub, 2 MP Sensors & 2 Motion Sensors. I will add more over time.
I have a piston set up in WebCoRE to send an SMS when an event happens but would also like to get one of my Echo’s to notify me that the event has occurred. (The Piston does work as intended so far).
I see that Alexa will natively tell me that one of my sensors is open/active but when I add a virtual switch or device, although Alexa detects it as a new device, I cant trigger a routine from it, only use it as an output.
I would like to end my Piston by turning on a virtual switch - Alexa detects that virtual switch has been turned on and then gives an announcement of my choice on my selected echo device.
Is this possible - if so, how?
I have also been trying to set up AskAlexa but run into difficulties but that is a another question!