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    Looking for a simple way of Creating a Virtual Device or Switch

    I'm looking for an easy way of creating a virtual switch for some door and leak sensor and then have them integrate with Aleaxa to announce when doors open and where a leak sensor detected a leak. Any assistance in the would be greatly appreciated.

    #2
    Here's a good guide on setting this up:
    How To Enable Alexa TTS Announcements for HomeSeer Devices - Products
    HS4Pro on a Raspberry Pi4
    54 Z-Wave Nodes / 21 Zigbee Devices / 108 Events / 767 Devices
    Plugins: Z-Wave / Zigbee Plus / EasyTrigger / AK Weather / OMNI

    HSTouch Clients: 1 Android

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      #3
      Hey Rmasonjr, thanks for the response. I just learned (switched from Insteon) this past June. I'm not a programmer but do miss and need the voice announcements that Alexa would make for certain alert notifications. I say all that to say, is this long and tedious process and requires programming? Is this what you have installed and use? Is this less complicated than voice monkey?

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        #4
        To be honest, I set mine up using that link a long time ago and I have never modified - it just works.

        That said, it is a little involved, but the steps in that link are accurate. A YouTube video would be better, but give those instructions a shot.

        I use mine to announce through all the Echo devices:
        • Alarm has been Armed/Disarm
        • Medicine reminders
        • Trash Days
        • etc.

        HS4Pro on a Raspberry Pi4
        54 Z-Wave Nodes / 21 Zigbee Devices / 108 Events / 767 Devices
        Plugins: Z-Wave / Zigbee Plus / EasyTrigger / AK Weather / OMNI

        HSTouch Clients: 1 Android

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          #5
          Ok so judging from the link, I have to install node-red to homeseer first and then do the Enable Alexa TTS Announcements for HomeSeer Devices after?

          ​I will give it a try this weekend and I hope everything goes well. Thx again.

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            #6
            Yep - Node-Red is the secret sauce that bridges the Alexa service with HomeSeer...
            HS4Pro on a Raspberry Pi4
            54 Z-Wave Nodes / 21 Zigbee Devices / 108 Events / 767 Devices
            Plugins: Z-Wave / Zigbee Plus / EasyTrigger / AK Weather / OMNI

            HSTouch Clients: 1 Android

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              #7
              Just because I like to have options, the other secret sauce is:

              VoiceMonkey and Jon00's VoiceMonkey Utility. That's the route I took.

              Here's the topic: https://forums.homeseer.com/forum/3r...r-3-homeseer-4

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