Status via ALEXA or IFTT


#1

Hi all
Is there a way to make a shortcut that says something like
Alexa, Garage Status which would mean Alexa, Ask Smart Garage Status)
Just looking for a shortcut to do this without saying Ask Smart Garage using maybe IFTT

Can anyone help

Thanks all


#2

Echo has very specific way for invoking custom skills. It has to be “Alexa tell …” or "Alexa ask ". There is a way to have a simpler invocation if the device is configured as home automation appliance, but for doors and locks Amazon do not allow opening/unlocking.