Abode Smart Home Skill
The Abode Smart Home skill allows you to interact with both the security and home automation aspects of your Abode home. With the Abode Smart Home skill, you can arm and disarm your home, control lights, switches and dimmers, and even lock your doors. As Amazon adds new device support to their Smart Home Skill API, we will continue to update our Abode Smart Home skill.
When directing Alexa using the Abode Smart Home skill, you do not have to invoke Abode first. Here are examples:
Alexa, show me the living room.
Abode Security System
Alexa, arm Abode in away mode.
Alexa, arm Abode in home mode.
Alexa, arm Abode. (This will arm Abode to home mode)
Alexa, is Abode armed?
Alexa, disarm Abode. Note: Disarming your Abode home using Alexa voice commands requires “Disarm by voice” to be enabled. To enable, open the Alexa mobile app, select “Abode” under your smart home devices, and enable the “Disarm by voice” setting.
Door / Window Sensors
Alexa, is the front door open?
Alexa, is the living room window open?
Alexa, lock the front door.
Alexa, unlock the front door.
Alexa, is the front door locked?
Alexa, turn on my light.
Alexa, turn off my light.
Alexa, brighten my light.
Alexa, dim my light.
Alexa, change my light to blue / pink / purple / orange / green / red / yellow.
Alexa, change my light to white.
Alexa, make my light cooler.
Alexa, make my light warmer.
Alexa, turn on my dimmer.
Alexa, turn off my dimmer.
Alexa, set my dimmer to 50%.
Alexa, dim my dimmer.
Alexa, brighten my dimmer.
Alexa, turn on my switch.
Alexa, turn off my switch.
Alexa, turn on my plug.
Alexa, turn off my plug.
When controlling devices using Alexa voice commands, you need to specify by name which device to use. There are two ways to control devices: Use the device name you set up already. These are shown in the “Devices” section of the abode mobile app and the “Dashboard” section of the Abode app. You can change the name of a device using the Abode app (https://my.goabode.com). Create an Alexa group, such as Bedroom or Downstairs, and add the device(s) or sensor(s) to the group.
More information is available at http://amzn.to/2965dCE In order to use Alexa and Abode, you will need: Abode account with your username and password abode Smart Security Kit or Abode Iota Security Kit
Hints: Device names such as “Office Lamp” and “Bedroom Switch” are recommended over names such as “Off Lmp” or “John & Janes”. Standalone Abode motion sensors sold prior to 2019 are not supported. All onboard Iota motion sensors are supported.
If you have any questions, please visit our abode Smart Home skill page at https://support.goabode.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2809460-abode-smart-home-skill. You may also contact Abode support at firstname.lastname@example.org.