Would it be possible to get some comments from Ezlo devs on helping us to understand what is involved to enable this functionality and what the dependence’s might be please?
I agree that this would boost veras capability dramatically (and by the sound of it match smartthings hub).
Found this API description
There’s no question that the new ezlo VOI™ feature is intended to do precisely what the OP seeks – albeit only from certain controllers, with specific firmware (for now) – but it’s still very much in the testing phase.
I second the notion that we (regular Vera users) could really benefit from the added functionality that opens up with full Alexa control. In theory, this could become the “ring to rule them all” holy grail of home automation, if done correctly, IMHO!
P.S. The current roadblock to Alexa Routines having more triggers is an Amazon developer issue, not so much a Vera/ezlo one. Amazon is taking (agonizingly slow!) baby steps toward implementing this kind of interoperability, but it’s sure to come.
As LibraSun said we’re working on the Ezlo VOI™ feature, that enables you to create automations that have as triggers devices connected to you controller and actions on the devices controller by Alexa.
We’ll release an update soon for Ezlo Smart Home Control skill that will enable the devices that are paired with the Ezlo Platform to appear as triggers in the Alexa routines.
When I say devices paired with Ezlo Platform I mean devices that are paired with any of the following hubs:
We’ve started already testing for the Ezlo Linux firmware for Vera Edge controller, we plan to offer in the future this possibility for the other legacy Vera controllers: Vera Plus and Vera Secure.
Basically all users that want to use their current Vera controllers will have the ability in the future to install the Ezlo Linux firmware and enjoy all the new features.
We’re working on adding as much value as possible built-in our Ezlo Platform, but we’re also continuing to have our platform OPEN for developers to write plugins and enrich the platform. We’ve released already pre-alpha documentation for LUA API and Ezlo Hub API.
the latter. No code or plug-ins are compatible with the new fw. You have to start from scratch, as you changed platform. See other thread for further discussion, but I’m on the fence for something completely new => Zwave Network On Vera Explained and I’m not alone.
If you want to use Openluup, I have a solution for you:
Coming soon (with 7.32) to a Vera OS device. It is supported under Vera as well, but you need a port of jq that should be available only in 7.32+ firmware (but that I already have installed and it’s working very well for me).
I have several scenes triggering Alexa routines (ie: setting dot not disturb when I receive a call, or based on our bed presence, starting music and dimming lights at Christmas time, and so on).
That’s unfortunate that they’re leaving us behind (I developed Alexa Skills and the requested feature are 2-3 days of a capable dev at maximum), and this should be taken into account when you’ll made your next controller choice… As stated elsewhere, I’ll soon migrate to a ZWay+Openluup solution as pioneered by @rafale77, @akbooer and @DesT.