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Mon, Jul 29, 2019 10:02 PM

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Alexa routines are needed

I tell Alexa "good night" and it turns off my TV cubes and all the lights in my home. It's a routine.    I would like it so that I can add simplisafe to the routine and it arms into home mode when I say "Good night".    I would also like simplisafe to have the ability to arm automatically as previously asked for by others.  Would be nice to just set a routine to arm into home mode at 11 PM every night.  

As of now, I have to tell Alexa to tell simplisafe to go into away mode and then I get asked if that's what I want.  Too many steps.

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Simplisafe and Alexa Routines

Captain

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Il y a 3 y

@ ntfa, with my own ecobee4 thermostat, one echo and two dots, I don't mind the extra steps that SS put in as Alexa sometimes, maybe a lot, misunderstands what you tell her to do.  That aside, scenes would be very useful, especially turning on my outside and inside lights.  In my ideal use, all of the lights would go on if an alarm goes off. Not too ambitious but every important, and effective, in my humble opinion.

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Il y a 3 y

As myriad others have pointed out: it would be nice to tell Alexa "Time For Bed" and the SS system would arm in HOME mode (or other mode determined by a setting) - also ensuring our integrated August Lock would confirm its status, as the lock is tied to SS.

I suspect this is a security concern or an Alexa API access issue, but this should be a high priority item as the whole point of home automation is to simplify the process of whatever you're trying to do: the fewer steps the better!

Captain

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Il y a 3 y

And add ability to turn on light group if alarm condition exists.

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Il y a 3 y

I"m surprised alexa can't handle this. The google integration is a joke that only accepts two comments (arm simplisafe away/arm simplisafe home) but I can drop those commands into routines no problem.

I have a routine where when I say, 'Okay Google, I surrender" is closed my blinds, arms simplisafe in home, sets my phone to do not disturb, and turns off all my lights.

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Il y a 6 m

Can't believe still waiting for Simplisafe to simply update their Alexa skill to make our lives more simplistic. But from other community posts, this has been over 3 years since people have asked for this.

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