I’ve tried to consume as much about this topic as I could but I’m still not crystal clear. Sorry for the dumb question!
So here’s want to do: I have a Schlage Wi-Fi lock on my front door. There isn’t a binding for this device available right now. It integrates with Alexa and I can tell Alexa to lock the door. However, the Alexa integration won’t notify me if the lock is jammed. I’d like to get a notice via Alexa announcement when the status of the lock changes to a jammed state. Can I config OpenHAB to see the Alexa-integrated lock and get the status? If so, what are the basic steps?
As of now, I have Openhab Cloud configured and the OpenHAB skill installed on my Alexa account.
But what you need is a way for the lock to inform OH that it is jammed so it can trigger the text to speech. Does it try to send out a message when it is jammed? If so, what communication method does it use? Otherwise you might be able to set up a poll of the lock status, but that could drain the batteries in the lock if you did it frequently. Do you have a manual for the lock that describes its communication capabilities?
Apparently it does not. I tried to set up an Alexa routine that used the event “When lock is Jammed” as the trigger.The lock never fires the trigger, although Alexa can grab the status of the lock if you ask it. I contacted Schlage for more information but their reply wasn’t that helpful.