Question. And I apologize if this is the wrong place.
I have been slowly pushing all the security aspects of my smart home over to Ring. Just using ST for lighting and automations and things.
I still like the idea of using a couple of those Ring devices in some routines. I used this device creator to make a couple contact sensors which read the status of the Ring sensors using Alexa as the middle-man. All good there.
Is it possible to create a virtual device that would read the status of the Yale yrd226 door lock, which is connected through Ring? I know I can use a contact sensor and, when setting up in alexa, assign “locked” from the lock to “closed” on the virtual device. And then “unlocked” to “open” and that’s a fine solution. But is there a different device that would actually read them as “locked” and “unlocked” ??
When I create a virtual lock, alexa reads it as an actual lock. So when setting up the routine in alexa, I can’t do one for the “unlocked” status because alexa thinks it’s actually unlocking a door and won’t allow that in routines.
Maybe it would help to mention, the structure of the alexa routine I’m trying to set up is
IF yale lock is unlocked
THEN unlock virtual lock
And then another for locked.
What I’m getting at is I’d prefer the virtual device read “unlocked/locked” rather than “open/closed” if possible.
Then once I get that, I would like to build one routine allowing me to lock the front door using ST but that seems pretty straightforward.
Sorry for rambling!