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Can Alexa notify me if a gate was left open at a specific programmed time?

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Iím just getting started so looking for solutions.  I just started using TP-Liink/Kasa to control lights and appliances.  Plan on integrating with Alexa.  I canít get a clear answer is this is something Kasa or Kasa with Alexa can do.

I have several gates around my property.  At a programmed time, say 8:00 pm I want Kasa or Alexa to notify me that one of the gates was left open.  Not sure if Alexa can do this, but can Alexa be programmed to send me a text at 8:00 if a gate is open?  And if all gates are closed nothing.

Ideally I would like it hardwired so I donít have to deal with replacing batteries.

Any suggestions?
Thank you

are you even able to get wifi to where the gates are located?  don't think kasa will do what you want but there are alexa compatible alarm systems that might work.

Yes I can get WiFi. 

TP Link appears to have a door/window sensor.  Can find much about it and it looks like it's very expensive.  It appears it only logs time when the door/window was opened or closed and current status.







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Yes I can get WiFi. 

TP Link appears to have a door/window sensor.  Can find much about it and it looks like it's very expensive.  It appears it only logs time when the door/window was opened or closed and current status.
I see 2 options to investigate if you were to buy that TP-Link sensor:
1 - IFTTT supports TP-Link
https://ifttt.com/kasa
Maybe you could have an IFTTT applet periodically called by an Alexa routine.

2 - Stringify supports TP-Link
https://www.stringify.com/tag/tp-link/
You could add it to a Stringify flow that you could call periodically in an Alexa routine. The flow would check the sensor status and send some kind of notification to Alexa.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Stringify/comments/97oxe5/using_a_stringify_flow_from_an_alexa_routine/
Stringify allows much more complex if/then/conditions workflows that IFTTT but is compatible with a smaller range of IoT.
Worth a shot.
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you could definitely do it with Smartthings.  I have ST setup to close my garage door if left open more than 2 min after 9pm and also send me a text notification.  I don't specifically use Alexa to announce the  notification but there are smartapps to do so.