Author Topic: Can A Vera that is linked to Alexa See/Control Alexa Specific Devices  (Read 171 times)

Offline miragejb

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I'm curious and can't seem to find the topic regarding this.

I have an Echo Dot (Amazon Alexa) linked to my Vera Plus.  Alexa has no problem seeing and controlling the Zwave devices that are registered on my Vera Controller. 

I was wondering if you Vera can control devices that are added to Alexa (only) and are specific to Alexa -- for instance, an Amazon Smart Plug (i.e. https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Smart-Plug-works-Alexa/dp/B01MZEEFNX/ref=asc_df_B01MZEEFNX/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=242027088707&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=134923772884600652&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9009993&hvtargid=pla-528417624638&psc=1)

As you are aware, Alexa devices run on a 2.4Ghz wi-fi network.

I think the answer will be that Vera can't see/control Alexa devices, but wanted to confirm that.

Thanks.

Offline treetop777

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Re: Can A Vera that is linked to Alexa See/Control Alexa Specific Devices
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 10:10:20 am »
It says on the Amazon listing that Alexa CAN control it.  In the listing, it even said " Control this with your device: ERIC's 2nd Echo Dot +1 more"

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Re: Can A Vera that is linked to Alexa See/Control Alexa Specific Devices
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 10:41:11 am »
Thank you for your reply.  However, I'm not quite sure I understand your answer.  I am probably not explaining myself very well.

The question I am asking is, if you add a device ONLY on Alexa, and you have the Vera Skill installed and configured, can Vera itself access and control the Alexa device.  For example, I add a Smart Plug to be managed by an Echo Dot via Alexa.  If I go to the Vera UI7, can I see it and/or control it and/or use it in a Vera Scene?

Thanks again.

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Re: Can A Vera that is linked to Alexa See/Control Alexa Specific Devices
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 12:59:29 pm »
Thank you for your reply.  However, I'm not quite sure I understand your answer.  I am probably not explaining myself very well.

The question I am asking is, if you add a device ONLY on Alexa, and you have the Vera Skill installed and configured, can Vera itself access and control the Alexa device.  For example, I add a Smart Plug to be managed by an Echo Dot via Alexa.  If I go to the Vera UI7, can I see it and/or control it and/or use it in a Vera Scene?

Thanks again.

Vera can only control devices from Vera.

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Re: Can A Vera that is linked to Alexa See/Control Alexa Specific Devices
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2018, 01:25:46 pm »
Thank you.  That's what I thought, but just wanted to make sure.  :)