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General => Connected Objects => Amazon Alexa => Topic started by: TheSummit on August 21, 2018, 03:38:03 pm

Title: Unlocking Doors with PIN Code
Post by: TheSummit on August 21, 2018, 03:38:03 pm
Can we get this to work with Vera this year?
Title: Re: Unlocking Doors with PIN Code
Post by: Cobalt on August 26, 2018, 12:19:24 am
I doubt it
Title: Re: Unlocking Doors with PIN Code
Post by: Mike Yeager on August 26, 2018, 05:26:59 pm
It actually used to work (somewhat)...
Title: Re: Unlocking Doors with PIN Code - NEW NEWS!
Post by: mikeyr 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

Title: Re: Unlocking Doors with PIN Code
Post by: Mike Yeager 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...
Title: Re: Unlocking Doors with PIN Code
Post by: Nameless 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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Title: Re: Unlocking Doors with PIN Code
Post by: Mike Yeager on August 28, 2018, 03:52:21 pm
I know ways to do it, I just refuse to do so.
Title: Re: Unlocking Doors with PIN Code
Post by: gibby 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.
Title: Re: Unlocking Doors with PIN Code
Post by: mcummings1 on February 09, 2019, 07:37:56 am
Is the unlock WITH Pin feature available with Vera? I know it is with Alexa. When. I last spoke to a Vera support rep (last summer) they said they hadn't adopted this yet and it wasn't available through Vera.
Title: Re: Unlocking Doors with PIN Code
Post by: agoodman82 on March 25, 2019, 03:19:37 pm
Can anyone provide any input as to whether or not Z-Wave locks tied to Vera are in fact supposed to or not supposed to yet work with a PIN code through Alexa??

I have both of my Yale RealLiving Z-Wave deadbolts linked through Alexa and have the "unlock by voice" and a PIN code set in the app. When I tell Alexa to unlock the front door lock Alexa responds "whats your voice code for front door lock?". I reply with my PIN and Alexa response "Sorry, front door lock is not responding".

It seems like Alexa has the functionality to unlock a Z-Wave lock tied to Vera but it doesn't work through Vera yet? Anyone else in the same boat??
Title: Re: Unlocking Doors with PIN Code
Post by: tomtcom on March 25, 2019, 07:25:49 pm
It is not implemented by Vera yet. Vera has a template of Alexa options they can enable. Security devices like garage doors and locks are not enabled by vera yet.

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Title: Re: Unlocking Doors with PIN Code
Post by: blackiyto on March 28, 2019, 07:31:37 pm
It actually used to work..
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