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Down Under Echo (Australia) / Grouping bulbs
« Last post by Homelight on April 23, 2019, 05:33:32 pm »
I have discovered an issue relating to multiple bulbs using the same name.
I thought if they were named the same they would both respond to a voice command simultaneously. However they do not. Grouping them is a part solution, that works for voice command, but not when setting up a timed function. In that scenario you can only set a group to turn on or off, light level or colour cannot be set. I would like to know if anyone else has come across this ?
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Can this even be done...
« Last post by renegade600 on April 23, 2019, 04:06:49 pm »
renegade600

Just an FYI. With UPS if you go to their web site you can setup an account (Free) and be informed of ALL shipments to your address. In addition, you can also set a tag in your profile to have all shipments delivered to a UPS store location near you or choose to do it one shipment at a time. I have all my shipments delivered to a UPS store about a mile from my home.

With FedEx it is a little more effort. You signup for an account (Again Free) and get notifed of any shipment to your address. You can then choose to have it delivered to a FedEx office location or let it come to your home. I reroute all to a local FedEx office location gain close to home. With FexEx you have to do each shipment as it comes they have no blanket redirect as of a month ago.

actually done both but it is hit and miss as to being informed in a timely manner.     No local office for either in my town so my options are limited. 
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Can this even be done...
« Last post by Coderunner on April 23, 2019, 03:22:39 pm »
 renegade600

Just an FYI. With UPS if you go to their web site you can setup an account (Free) and be informed of ALL shipments to your address. In addition, you can also set a tag in your profile to have all shipments delivered to a UPS store location near you or choose to do it one shipment at a time. I have all my shipments delivered to a UPS store about a mile from my home.

With FedEx it is a little more effort. You signup for an account (Again Free) and get notifed of any shipment to your address. You can then choose to have it delivered to a FedEx office location or let it come to your home. I reroute all to a local FedEx office location gain close to home. With FexEx you have to do each shipment as it comes they have no blanket redirect as of a month ago.
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Echo Technical Support / Re: Alexa Routine for Kwikset 914 Smart Lock
« Last post by Coderunner on April 23, 2019, 01:07:33 pm »
So I am fairly new to Alexa as well but through some research, I can confirm the following.

1) You can lock and unlock the 914 with Alexa however she will ask for a passcode. The new Echo Show has a hub built in that sees the Zigbee device.

2) If you have a Wink hub however, it will not see the Zigbee device. I spent some time on the phone with several support persons on the same call. The Wink hub 2 will not see a Zigbee device contrary to several postings I found on the web.

I have 2 Kwikset locks both Zwave which I connect to the Wink hub. I then discover the locks Alexa via the Wink hub. I use Wink to trigger messages that the doors are locked or unlocked. I use Alexa for voice command for the same.

I built a "Good Night" routine that in addition to shutting down lights on the first level of our home and settign thermostats on both levels to a nighttime setting, also sends a command to both locks to lock and Alexa verifies the same.   

The only thing I found during one of Winks many recent outages is that there is no acknowledgment from Wink the lock command was actually completed. I had deliberately left one of the locks unlocked so I could hear it activate from the command. When I got Alexa's message and the lock did not activate I did some searching and found that due to an outage with WINK the command between Wink and the Locks actually never happened.

I am currently researching other hubs such as Samsungs Smartthings to see if this is a weakness in their platform as well. While I have had Wink since it was originally released with both the Wink Hub 1 and now the 2 the lack of firmware upgrades, sudden lack of product on shelves and the numerous outages over the past couple of months has become a concern. I will post any updates here
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Amazon Dot when traveling.
« Last post by mike27oct on April 23, 2019, 12:27:11 am »
Too much hassle to change more than wi-fi.  You and home users will continue to hear same time and temp as at home,.All you need to do is ask time or temp for Green Bay.  Brrrr  Try it from home now.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Amazon Dot when traveling.
« Last post by CarlK58 on April 22, 2019, 07:16:02 pm »
Will the one left at home function normally as well? I was wondering if I set mine up in Wisconsin and ask for the outside temperature will it respond with Wisconsin, where I'm at or home temperature in North Carolina? And what will my Fiance hear when she asks at home? I guess I could just try it and report my results. Lol
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Amazon Dot when traveling.
« Last post by mike27oct on April 21, 2019, 04:09:54 pm »
Not so anymore.  I connected a Dot to a hotel recently.  Get your phone onto hotel wifi and open Alexa app.  Tap bar menu in upper left of screen or slide finger on screen left to right. Select Add Device. Follow onscreen prompts to select your Dot by name.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Amazon Dot when traveling.
« Last post by jwlv on April 21, 2019, 12:23:04 pm »
Nope.

But keep in mind most hotel WiFi are not like your home WiFi. After putting in the WiFi password, you have to login with your hotel credentials. And you can't login with a Dot since it doesn't have a screen, a keyboard, or a web browser.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Amazon Dot when traveling.
« Last post by CarlK58 on April 21, 2019, 10:23:24 am »
I have two Amazon devices. I am travel and would like to take a dot with me and leave the other device at home with my Fiance. I know that I will have to set up the dot on the hotel network, but will the fact that the devices being on two different networks but being on the same Amazon Prime account cause a conflict? I appreciate any help in response to my question.
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Amazon Echo Discussion / Re: Welcome aboard!
« Last post by CarlK58 on April 21, 2019, 10:15:01 am »
Thank you for the welcome. I joined to find the answer to a specific question but I believe that this may help me in automating my home.
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