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  1. One of things that I want to do for example is to have my echo announce if one of the garage doors is open when we do the bedtime macro. There are other similar announcement that I’d like to do over the echos. Before anyone suggests that I just use C4 announcements I will say that is. It my preferred approach. I have the C4 matrix and amp but a) do not have speakers in every room (because the family prefers to use the echos) and b) the performance of the C4 system for short announcements is not 100% for me due to delays in the auto sensing triggers on the amps. i get the need for a new C4 driver/ skill as one approach (because C4 for some reason doesn’t integrate better with Alexa in this regard). But I believe there is a workaround that is pretty easy to integrate. where there are already some skills that have this functionality, I am guessing that there are devices that integrate with C4 whose Alexa skill can be used as a trigger. I would just need to have that device speaking to both C4 and it’s own Alexa skill) like I already do with several devices. From there the programming on each end is easy...although may need to use IFTTT as a middleman. I’m just left trying to figure out what devices have Alexa skills configured so they can be used as triggers. I sounds like smartthings has the ability but haven’t used any of that stuff before.
  2. Thx for replies. I get how C4 drivers work with Alexa as I have been using the Epic driver for a long time. What I am trying to understand is how the native routine functionality of Alexa can be used to trigger Alexa actions. This is setup from within the Alexa app. It seems that there are some devices whose states can be used as triggers. My ring doorbell for example shows up in the app. I can trigger Alexa actions off of motion or button presses. For some reason, the devices for my other skills (C4, Wemo, Ecobee, etc.) don’t show up in the trigger device list. Does anyone know what other devices do show up in that list? Figuring this out would take everything in my house to the next level since we have Echos in every room. It may involve using a third party device as a middleman but I can envision how this would work if I could just figure out what other devices do integrate with Alexa as triggers.
  3. The only reference to Alexa in the IFTTT description is issuing commands TO C4. I am trying to utilize the routine feature of Alexa to trigger Alexa actions based on system/ device changes. This is native Alexa functionality but none of my Control4 devices show up in the app as triggers for routines. The only device that does is my ring doorbell that has its own skill enabled.
  4. I am trying to trigger routines on Alexa devices from Control4. None of my C4 devices show up in the list on the app. Does anyone know how to get something to show up in the Device list for triggers?
  5. I am considering getting a couple of the NYCE tilt sensors for my garage doors but am curious to understand how they connect to the controller. Specifically, do they require communication directly back to the controller or can they join through/ benefit from the mesh created by the light switches? My garage doors are pretty far from the controller but I've got plenty of switches in every room...
  6. I have 37 keypad dimmers in various button configurations that I would like to get custom engraved. I've got the Engraving Order Report ready to go so am looking for someone willing to put in the order for me. PM me if interested (and with pricing). On a related note, I have a ton of white keypad buttons in various sizes (and will have a ton more after getting mine engraved). Assuming the engraved packs come with the top and bottom bars, I'll have complete color change packs (all in white). PM me if you are interested in any.
  7. I am still using the Wink BETA for my Ring and MyQ needs but I read on here somewhere that I need to get off of that driver, especially when upgrading to 2.10. Looking to acquire the driver only (no install needed), ideally a resell from someone no longer needing it...assuming that type of thing is allowed. PM me
  8. Off the main point of the thread but thought i'd share my experience on LED filament bulbs since Cyknight commented on the flakiness. I've got probably ~30 dimmable ones of different shapes (and brands) in the house on various fixtures. I have definitely had some flakiness on a few random brands that I bought from Amazon but I've been really happy with the Hyperikon brand. Good quality bulbs and nice light output. And good prices (I bought mine direct from their website). I had an issue with one of their bulbs flickering and they replaced it under the 5 year warranty with no hassle at all.
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  10. Deadbolt locks on my list of things to buy
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