Alexa & Autovoice : Virtual Contact and Motion Sensor Capabilities

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  1. christ

    christ New Member

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    Hello.
    It is now possible to activate Alexa by contact and motion sensors. (link)
    Autovoice is already able to create virtual devices.
    Would it be possible for Autovoice to create virtual contact devices or motion sensors?
    This would allow to launch actions on Alexa without having to talk. For example: You receive an SMS on your phone and Autovoice sends the information to Alexa via the virtual device (contact or motion sensor).
    To summarize, make Alexa believe that we use a contact or a motion sensor via a virtual device.
    (discussion on a forum)
    Sorry for my bad English
    Thanks
     
  2. joaomgcd

    joaomgcd Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks for the info! :) Will add to my todo list, thanks!
     
  3. christ

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    Hello.
    Is it possible now or is it still in the todo list?
    Thank you.
     
  4. joaomgcd

    joaomgcd Administrator Staff Member

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    Not yet possible, sorry
     
  5. christ

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    Is it not possible or haven't you worked on it yet?
    Thanks
     
  6. joaomgcd

    joaomgcd Administrator Staff Member

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    I haven't worked on it yet.
     
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    Ok. All is not lost in this case ;)
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    You can actually already trigger an Alexa routine through a virtual device with lock/unlock action. Only problem is I couldn't actually find a way to trigger the virtual device from AutoVoice/Tasker's side. If you just set up the tasker plugin to be able to trigger the action from there (and the change in state be recognized from Alexa) that would be good enough really.
     

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