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This integration allows HomeSeer users to control their devices and device features with simple commands using Amazon's Smart Home skill API. This implementation supports ON, OFF, DIM and THERMOSTAT devices for direct control and users can create Routines to control other devices with custom phrases. Users who wish to also launch events or control other devices should consider enabling our Home Automation Skill as well.

Works With These

HomeSeer Devices for...

  • Smart Switches
  • Smart Door Locks
  • Smart Lights
  • Smart Thermostats
  • Smart Colored Bulbs

HomeSeer Events

  • All Events Enabled for Voice (discovered as Scenes in Alexa)

Voice Command Syntax Samples

  • “Alexa, turn off the kitchen light”
  • “Alexa, set the thermostat to 65 degrees”
  • “Alexa, dim the porch light to 50%”
  • "Alexa, open the garage door" (Routine)

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Open your HomeSeer system's web interface and navigate to Setup > Users. Add a new user with your MyHS account credentials. Enable Admin and Local permissions.

Enable Voice Commands for HS4 Devices

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, Features and Events

Devices or features must be manually enabled for voice commands in order to be discovered and controlled by Alexa. In this section, we'll show you how to check the voice settings of your current system and how to edit those settings to yield the best results.

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  • To enable voice commands for a single device,
    1. Navigate to the settings for its device or for its feature(s),
    2. Check the Voice Command Enabled checkbox:



  • To enable voice commands for multiple devices,
    1. Enable bulk editing by clicking the Bulk Edit button.



    2. Check the check boxes next to the devices or features you wish to enable
      Note: If you check the device check box, the feature check boxes will also be checked by default. Be sure to un-check the feature check boxes before enabling voice for these devices.



    3. Open the Bulk Action menu at the top of the devices page and select Enable Voice

How to Enable Voice Commands for Events

If you wish to launch events with Alexa, you'll need to enable events for voice. Follow these steps:

  1. Edit the event you wish to enable for voice and click the Advanced Options button
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  2. Check the Voice Command check box and click SAVE

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How to Change Voice Command Names for Devices or Features

By default this integration is designed to recognize the Device Name or Feature Name in your spoken commands. However, this may not always be desirable. For example, let's say you have a Floodlight Sensor device with a feature called Switch. Normally, you'd have to speak "Alexa, turn on the Floodlight Sensor Switch". That's pretty wordy and not very intuitive. To improve on this, we've included a Voice Command field that's designed to override the name field. To use it...

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In the example below, "Flood Lights" are entered into the Voice Command field. The resulting spoken command now becomes: "Alexa, turn on the Flood Lights".

How to Change Voice Command Names for Events

  1. Edit the event you wish to change the Voice Command for and click the first icon in the toolbar to edit name properties

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  2. Type you new name into the Voice Command field.

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In the example above, you'll now be able to speak "Alexa, Activate Weather Info" instead of "Alexa, Activate Announce Outside temp, humidity and light level"

Smart Home Skill Setup

  1. Open the Alexa app on your mobile device or visit https://alexa.amazon.com from your web browser and sign in to your Amazon account.
  2. Click or tap Skills or Skills & Games and search for HomeSeer.
  3. Select HomeSeer SmartHome Skill and click Enable.
  4. Our MyHS login page will appear. Enter your credentials and click Log In.
  5. Close the login window and click Discover Devices
  6. Alexa will take a moment to find all the voice-enabled devices and will then list them. 

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