Amazon Echo to Domoticz Bridge: switches, sensors & more

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Re: Amazon Echo to Domoticz Bridge: switches, sensors & more

Post by Madgeni » Thursday 13 July 2017 13:05

afraid it's necessary for 2 good reasons:
1) it's slightly more secure - depends on the cert you use
2) I currently don't handle http requests, which kills Controlicz dead - it's on my list to fix asap :)
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Re: Amazon Echo to Domoticz Bridge: switches, sensors & more

Post by Madgeni » Thursday 13 July 2017 13:07

super easy to configure:
go here: /etc/init.d/domoticz.sh

double check this line exists (should be there by default now):
DAEMON_ARGS="$DAEMON_ARGS -sslwww 443" <-maybe change the port number to a higher number, then fix your port forwarding on your router. Restart Domoticz - update Controlicz
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Re: Amazon Echo to Domoticz Bridge: switches, sensors & more

Post by Madgeni » Thursday 13 July 2017 13:23

any further Controlicz talk - can we put it here? viewtopic.php?f=21&t=16670

Thanks
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Re: Amazon Echo to Domoticz Bridge: switches, sensors & more

Post by rickwilleme » Sunday 16 July 2017 20:08

Hi Madgeni,

Original post at here
rickwilleme wrote:Hey guys,

It's Friday evening, so got myself some coding time.
Managed to install the Alexa - Domoticz integration (https://github.com/madgeni/alexa_domo) and it's actually working pretty well!
Only weird thing I notice is that I'm missing my ZWave dimmers in the discovered devices. Still able to control them with a scene, so got myself a workaround.

Any clue if I should do something special with my ZWave dimmers to get them discovered?

Thanks,
Rick
Madgeni wrote:Hi Rick - the alexa-domo integration thread is here:
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=9446

I'd need some more detail on the dimmers, to tweak the discovery. In that thread can you give me detail on their Type/Subtype etc from Domoticz?
The type is Light/Switch and the subtype is Switch.

Thanks for looking into this!

Regards,
Rick
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Re: Amazon Echo to Domoticz Bridge: switches, sensors & more

Post by remb0 » Sunday 16 July 2017 21:20

it works!

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Re: Amazon Echo to Domoticz Bridge: switches, sensors & more

Post by borcon » Wednesday 19 July 2017 17:27

Hey madgeni,
some smarthome skills like Philips Hue have the scenes in the scene section in alexa not in devices.
Are there differences or only for better view?

I would like to control my color hue lights with domoticz.
Switch on or off works in alexa but i can't set colors.

Any ideas?

Thanks

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Re: Amazon Echo to Domoticz Bridge: switches, sensors & more

Post by Madgeni » Wednesday 19 July 2017 18:52

Hi there - as far as i can tell, it's cosmetic - i will take a look tho, as it would make it 'neater'

Yes, colours should/were working, so will take another look. I'll do them for Controlicz first..
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Re: Amazon Echo to Domoticz Bridge: switches, sensors & more

Post by Madgeni » Wednesday 19 July 2017 19:00

rickwilleme wrote:Hi Madgeni,

Original post at here

The type is Light/Switch and the subtype is Switch.

Thanks for looking into this!

Regards,
Rick

Hi - not sure why they aren't being discovered - both type and subtype are standard. Is there anything in your logs? I'm assuming they are in Room Plans.

I saw your note about Controlicz on the FB page - not sure what you mean about testing? It's worth noting that these two are essentially the same ( i should know ;-) ) - also you say you've built your own skill, is this using my code?
Controlicz will probably be updated more rapidly, and obviously, relies on no/little effort on your side!
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Re: Amazon Echo to Domoticz Bridge: switches, sensors & more

Post by Scoobydoo » Monday 07 August 2017 15:51

Issues with the wesbite, cant access the website or discover anything at the moment. Seems to be down?.

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Re: Amazon Echo to Domoticz Bridge: switches, sensors & more

Post by Madgeni » Monday 07 August 2017 16:23

Doh - sorry it's back - User error - was doing some testing.
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Re: Amazon Echo to Domoticz Bridge: switches, sensors & more

Post by ressof » Wednesday 30 August 2017 11:30

Hi

Just wondering if there are any differences between the manual install and the Controlicz?

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Re: Amazon Echo to Domoticz Bridge: switches, sensors & more

Post by Madgeni » Wednesday 30 August 2017 14:13

no effort to Controlicz (apart from registering) - and i'll be updating Controlicz with functionality in future (As and when it comes to Alexa)
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Re: Amazon Echo to Domoticz Bridge: switches, sensors & more

Post by FrankCGN » Tuesday 05 September 2017 21:10

Hi
I have noticed that Alexa meanwhile understands the commands "up" and "down" respectively "open" and "close" in blinds. Unfortunately the blinds are closed with "open" and vice versa.
Is there any way to change that and if so, how?
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Re: Amazon Echo to Domoticz Bridge: switches, sensors & more

Post by stingone » Monday 11 September 2017 22:35

Hopefully someone can help me. i did a reinstall of domoticz / raspian. system is working. Alexa is also discovering the devices in the homeplan however when im giving alexa a command it says that the device is not being found.....

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Re: Amazon Echo to Domoticz Bridge: switches, sensors & more

Post by stingone » Tuesday 12 September 2017 20:23

Stange.... seems there was a bug in the description of the device name alexa_name: i removed and added the device and now its working :)

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Re: Amazon Echo to Domoticz Bridge: switches, sensors & more

Post by Madgeni » Tuesday 19 September 2017 18:31

weird! glad it's working :)
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