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    How does one go about telling Alexa via homeseer to turn on a specific lighting device for a certain amount of time?

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  • #2
    Originally posted by spagettilegs View Post
    How does one go about telling Alexa via homeseer to turn on a specific lighting device for a certain amount of time?

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    That is a good question and I would like this as well. I suspect that this command would need to build some event in HS to turn the light OFF after 'X' amount of time. You might need to email support@homeseer.com to see if HS/Alexa supports this.
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    • #3
      If you want to use time based features, you have to use the "Tell HomeSeer to" phrase.

      You can say the following:
      "Tell HomeSeer to turn on the Overheads for 5 minutes."
      or
      "Tell HomeSeer to at 9:30am turn on the Overheads."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by bjhampe View Post
        If you want to use time based features, you have to use the "Tell HomeSeer to" phrase.

        You can say the following:
        "Tell HomeSeer to turn on the Overheads for 5 minutes."
        or
        "Tell HomeSeer to at 9:30am turn on the Overheads."
        I tried the "Tell HomeSeer to turn on the Overheads for 5 seconds." but the the lights came on and stayed on.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by spagettilegs View Post
          I tried the "Tell HomeSeer to turn on the Overheads for 5 seconds." but the the lights came on and stayed on.
          Just tried it again and it's still working on my end.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bjhampe View Post
            If you want to use time based features, you have to use the "Tell HomeSeer to" phrase.

            You can say the following:
            "Tell HomeSeer to turn on the Overheads for 5 minutes."
            or
            "Tell HomeSeer to at 9:30am turn on the Overheads."
            Don't you have to enable the advanced Homeseer Alexa skill for this to work? I only have the basic skill enabled because I wanted to eliminate the constant "Tell Homeseer to" preamble. But if I only have to use that preamble for special things like this then I don't mind.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by avpman View Post
              Don't you have to enable the advanced Homeseer Alexa skill for this to work? I only have the basic skill enabled because I wanted to eliminate the constant "Tell Homeseer to" preamble. But if I only have to use that preamble for special things like this then I don't mind.
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              You are correct. It was an assumption on my part. I tell everyone to enable both so if you need the features they are there. I actually have all 3 enabled because a few of my lights would not show up under the "new" HomeSeer skill.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bjhampe View Post
                You are correct. It was an assumption on my part. I tell everyone to enable both so if you need the features they are there. I actually have all 3 enabled because a few of my lights would not show up under the "new" HomeSeer skill.

                Where do I find the advanced skill? Is it part of Amazon or Alexa?

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                • #9
                  Under Skills on alexa.amazon.com. Just search for HomeSeer. 3 Skills should come up.

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                    • #11
                      That is probably why. Which 2 are you seeing?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bjhampe View Post
                        That is probably why. Which 2 are you seeing?
                        They are both identical, except that one has 5 ratings, the other has none.

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                        • #13
                          Here are the names of the 3.

                          HomeSeer
                          HomeSeer SmartHome
                          HomeSeer Home Automation Skill

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bjhampe View Post
                            Here are the names of the 3.

                            HomeSeer
                            HomeSeer SmartHome
                            HomeSeer Home Automation Skill
                            Thats the problem I think. I'm only getting HomeSeer and HomeSeer SmartHome from alexa.amazonco.uk. They seem to be the same software. I guess the 3rd isn't available to European users?

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