Hey all, I just got my ST today and it’s pretty great. I wanted to share my experience after reading the first couple of posts here. I found that final post with a nice walkthrough after, but I had issues following it, so I thought i’d comment.
In my ST app, i couldn’t select smart lights, my app just spins forever until i force close it. Instead, i created a custom automation. If my water leak sensor (physical) is wet, it will set the water detected state to on. (i created the reverse also)
I discovered the new device with alexa. It is seen as type “Switch,” but I changed it to light. Once i did this, i was able to create my routine and set the announcement. I set the sensor on a moist washcloth and my alexas immediately let me know there was a leak.
Thanks all! I suppose I’ll need to make more of these devices under the same handler to cover my water leak sensors in other places. I’m pretty excited because I found that ST picks up my ecobee temp sensors as motion sensors. So i’m using direct ecobee-alexa for temperate and i’m going to try these custom devices to leverage the motion capabilities ST picked up.
Anyway, I hope my experience helps someone else if they struggle with step 9 of Titus’ guide. I honestly wish i had scrolled all the way down as it likely would’ve saved me some time, but I think i learned more by reading so much