Garadget Skill for Amazon Echo (Alexa)

alexa
voice-control
client-apps
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#101

What is the access code and connection id it is asking for when linking the Alexa and Garadget accounts?


#102

That was work in progress, I switched to the previous authorization screen. Please give it a try.


#103

Thanks, works perfect now.


#104

Is anyone else unable to discover their Garadget with Alexa? (It works fine through the Garadget app)
And also, it DOES work when I say, “Alexa, tell Smart Garage to open/close”, however, the device is not discovering, therefore it is not listing on the Alexa Smart Home page with my other devices.


#105

Brian,
Garadget is not currently integrated with Echo as smart home device.

Alexa Smart Home Skill API doesn’t offer support for the garage doors and until recently did not support opening/unlocking/disarming voice commands for any of the devices. The closest supported device in their documentation is a door lock. We are considering using that as a temporary option until Amazon expands the list of the supported devices.


#106

OK thanks for the reply Denis. I assumed if the device works by Alexa voice command, that it would automatically be discovered and shown as a smart home device. I did not realize there could be a separation between the two.


#107

This is why thy came up with the Smart Garage skill to use with Garadget instead.


#108

If or when Garadget is supported as a device, will it automatically appears in the Smart Home devices in the Alexa App? I would like to put it into a routine so when I go to bed I have Alexa turn everything off and lock the door. It would be nice to add close garage door to it also.


#109

Donald,
Apart from Alexa, if you make sure your door is closed at night, you can enable an night alert in the app or use IFTTT recipe.


#110

Yes, being supported as a smart device within Alexa would be an awesome addition. Setting “routines” with Garadget would make this product even more awesome!