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Offline TheSummit

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Unlocking Doors with PIN Code
« on: August 21, 2018, 03:38:03 pm »
Can we get this to work with Vera this year?
Vera Plus, Echo, Schlage Locks, Go Control Bulbs, Jasco paddle switches/outlets, Alexa Vera Beta Tester, IFTTT Beta Tester (Honeywell/Vera)

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Re: Unlocking Doors with PIN Code
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2018, 12:19:24 am »
I doubt it

Offline Mike Yeager

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Re: Unlocking Doors with PIN Code
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2018, 05:26:59 pm »
It actually used to work (somewhat)...

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Re: Unlocking Doors with PIN Code - NEW NEWS!
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2018, 08:05:34 pm »
Had a reply from Vera ..... sounds like progress!

Mike,

Let me clarify/intermediate; skill does not support unlock, at present. Will be added in shortly, along w/ (long overdue) Echo Show and Echo Spot expansion.

Cheers,


Colin Burke McClure ▾ SVP Product & Innovation


Offline Mike Yeager

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Re: Unlocking Doors with PIN Code
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2018, 11:17:49 am »
That reply was in regards to using Alexa (or possibly Google Home) to unlock the doors. I will never support that ability as it allows someone outside the house to do it if the smart home assistant can hear their voice...

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Re: Unlocking Doors with PIN Code
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2018, 01:19:14 pm »
It's unlikely that this will work without a PIN system. From what I've found, any lock options using Alexa will need a user defined PIN to be in place on the Alexa side. So, unless you "activate" the option in Alexa, it won't work.

That being said, you can already unlock doors with Alexa by using work-arounds in Vera scenes. Use Luup coding and it seems to bypass the Alexa security safeguarding. I use this now to disable security sensors to specific doors.

While I can, I do not unlock doors with this method.

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Offline Mike Yeager

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Re: Unlocking Doors with PIN Code
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2018, 03:52:21 pm »
I know ways to do it, I just refuse to do so.

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Re: Unlocking Doors with PIN Code
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2018, 01:35:47 am »
It's unlikely that this will work without a PIN system. From what I've found, any lock options using Alexa will need a user defined PIN to be in place on the Alexa side. So, unless you "activate" the option in Alexa, it won't work.

That being said, you can already unlock doors with Alexa by using work-arounds in Vera scenes. Use Luup coding and it seems to bypass the Alexa security safeguarding. I use this now to disable security sensors to specific doors.

While I can, I do not unlock doors with this method.

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The PIN doesn't have to be on the Alexa side. Example: I use the Chevrolet skill to start my vehicle in the morning. I say "Alexa ask Chevrolet to start my vehicle" she responds with "what is your pin" and I respond with the PIN that is configured in Onstar.