Easy Domoticz to Alexa Integration

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getSurreal
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Easy Domoticz to Alexa Integration

Post by getSurreal » Friday 17 March 2017 19:34

There are a few working methods already for integrating Domoticz and Alexa. The simplest I had found was using HA-Bridge https://github.com/bwssytems/ha-bridge. The nice thing about it, is that it simulates a Phillips Hue so Alexa can discover your devices locally without any cloud service. There are some limitations. You basically only have access to On, Off and Dim requests. You're not able to query the status or temperature of any device. To get some of the extra bells and whistles you can setup the Domoticz Alexa Skill https://www.domoticz.com/forum/viewtopi ... exa#p65767, but that gets a lot more involved.

I've been satisfied with HA-Bridge for a while, but I would like it to be even simpler. I'm also not a java developer and I would really like to make tweaks. So I searched for alternative Hue simulators. I wanted one that would automatically look at my Domoticz devices and make them available to Alexa. I then found hueAndMe https://github.com/johnray/hueAndMe, a python based Hue simulator. It did exactly what I wanted but for Indigo instead of Domoticz. Duplicating what it was doing for Indigo to Domoticz was pretty straight forward. I have a pending pull request to add the Domoticz integration, but the code is available on my fork in a Domoticz branch https://github.com/getSurreal/hueAndMe/tree/domoticz.

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Re: Easy Domoticz to Alexa Integration

Post by lonebaggie » Tuesday 11 April 2017 15:06

Just to add my recommendation to HA-Bridge

The software has recently been upgraded , so it it will now automatically pull all your Domoiticz switch configuration via JSon to HA-Bridge. This means Alexa will update the switches ( and their states ) on Domoticz via HA-bridge so you can get Alexa to trigger multiple events on Domoticz.

It runs alongside my Domoticz install on Raspberry Pi 3 without issues. Simplicity itself

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