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Remote Access
« on: December 10, 2018, 06:18:17 pm »
Hi. New here. Can someone point me in the right direction to get information about controlling my Echo remotely when we are away from the house?

We have had our Echo for a year and have a couple smart light bulbs and plugs. This Christmas my wife and I want to purchase other smart accessories such as a thermostat, light switches, door locks, etc instead of buying Christmas presents for each other. We want to be able to access them  when we are away (especially the locks and thermostat.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Re: Remote Access
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2018, 06:58:03 pm »
I assume you must have the Alexa app running on something like a phone or tablet. Most smarthome devices you can control with Echo can be controlled by the Alexa app as well. You can also set up timers/schedules with the native smarthome apps too.

Re: Remote Access
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2018, 09:59:57 pm »
I assume you must have the Alexa app running on something like a phone or tablet. Most smarthome devices you can control with Echo can be controlled by the Alexa app as well. You can also set up timers/schedules with the native smarthome apps too.

I have the Alexa app on my iPhone. I misread some info that I had to be on the same wifi network. Appreciate the info.

Re: Remote Access
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2018, 04:27:50 am »
what you want to do really depends on the smart devices.   some you will be able to make changes remotely using the alexa app.  others though you may be able to do somethings via the alexa app, you may need to use the specific devices app to change settings.

BUT anything you can do with your voice, can be done with your voice remotely.  when you open the alexa app, you will get a button in notifications that you tap when you want to give it voice commands. 

Re: Remote Access
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2018, 08:15:41 am »
Yes, you can access all your smart home devices with alexa app. But the condition is your alexa app is always on working mode. Merry Christmas in Advance. 

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Re: Remote Access
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2019, 12:49:57 pm »
Hi Martin

If you have not alreadt bought a smart thermostat already then seriously consider a sonoff wireless relay.
They cost less than 5.00 from ebay and are so easy to install.  It is driven by the eWeLink app from your phone and intergrates with Alexa.
I cant speak too highly of these relays.  See Manufacturers website at www.etead.cc for all there different devices,