Alexa and LiveKey

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Instructions for getting started with the Alexa Smart Home Skill for LiveKey.  The skill is called kloee for SC (kloee is the cloud-based platform that powers LiveKey).

 

Step 1:  Enable the LiveKey Alexa Home Skill  

Search for “kloee for SC” in the Alexa app or select this link kloee for SC.

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  1. Click the Enable Skill button
  2. Enter your LiveKey login credentials when prompted (note: you may be presented with a SimpleCommands login screen but that's ok.  You can use your LiveKey credentials and login.

You can now configure your LiveKey Items, Groups, and Routines to work with Alexa!

Step 2:  Select a LiveKey Item, Group or Routine

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Currently, the following types of devices can be discovered and work with Alexa.

  • Security Systems
  • Doors/Gates/Locks
  • Lights
  • Switches
  • Plugs
  • Thermostats

Step 3: Select Voice Actions for the selected Item, Group, or Routine

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Step 4: Enable Alexa for one or more actions

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Step 5: Ask Alexa to 'discover devices'

Step 6: Open the Alexa app and navigate to 'Devices' (in the bottom tool bar)

Step 7: Select Scenes from the Alexa app

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Step 8: Select one of the newly discovered scenes and edit its name to the phrase you wish to use when asking Alexa to execute a command on your LiveKey item.

When asking Alexa to execute a scene you need to phrase your request by saying, "Alexa, turn on [scene name]", or "Alexa, start [scene name]".

Alternatively you can create an Alexa routine and add one or more of your discovered LiveKey scenes as the action of the Alexa routine.  Then you can just say 'Alexa' [routine name]".  In addition you can add more than one LiveKey actions to an Alexa routine.

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Keeping in Sync

Whenever you adjust your 'Voice Action' settings in the LiveKey app be sure to re-run Discovery on your Alexa Device.  Simply say “Alexa, discover devices,” and the LiveKey platform and the Amazon Alexa platform with synchronize your items, groups and routines.

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