Successfully setup Alexa Smart Home Skill, Works great!!!
One thing I would like to ask for,
Can I get a kind of verification question or confirmation from Alexa when using a specific switch?
For example I don´t want Alexa opening accidentily the Garage Door, would be great if Alexa would ask something like “Should I open the Garage Door”
Is that possible?
You could take advantage of the Alexa garage door integration which adds a security pin code to open the door similar to the lock integration.
Unfortunately, this integration is not accessible through a metadata label, currently, as I highlighted to you in the other thread. This means that the setup isn’t that straight forward requiring a proxy item if your controlling item is a Switch item type to use the ModeController interface.
rule "Garage Door Alexa Commands"
Item GarageAlexa received command
if (receivedCommand == "OPEN")
else if (receivedCommand == "CLOSE")
rule "Garage Door Changes"
Item Garage changed
if (Garage.state == ON)
else if (Garage.state == OFF)
Amazon only made the garage door opener security feature I mentioned above using a ModeController interface. The example I provided should work with your setup. It is basically a workaround to get this feature working with your garage door item using a proxy item and rules that sync/update states of original item.
Alexa will ask for your pin code to open your garage door or to setup it via the Alexa app, if not done already.