You can simply ask Alexa to turn on, turn off or dim the light. There’s no need to go to the switch to adjust you home light - just talk to Alexa on your Amazon Echo.
After connecting Alexa to your Grid Connect products in a few simple steps: (1). Download our ”Grid Connect" app in android or ios app market; (2). Register one Grid Connect account in our "Grid Connect" app; (3). You need to have some Grid Connect devices in hand; (4). Configure these devices in our Grid Connect app and change appropriate name for your devices which will be used in "GridHome SmartControl Action" skills; (5). Download Amazon "Alexa" app from android,ios or Amazon app market; (6). Configure Echo with "Alexa" app; (7). Search "GridHome SmartControl Action" skill from the "Alexa" app skills category; (8). Click Enable skill of "GridHome SmartControl Action", and you'll be navigated to Tuya login page; (9). Input your Grid Connect account username and password, you'll be redirect to the success page; (10). Now all setup is finished.
You can enjoy the voice control on your home devices like these: * Alexa, turn on kitchen light * Alexa, turn off kitchen light * Alexa, set the livingroom light brightness to 20 percent * Alexa, set the bedroom light colour to Blue * Alexa, turn on livingroom Aircon * Alexa, turn off livingroom Aircon * Alexa, set livingroom Aircon temperature to 20 degree * Alexa, turn on livingroom Heater * Alexa, turn off livingroom Heater * Alexa, set livingroom Heater temperature to 27 degree * Alexa, turn on livingroom PIR sensor * Alexa, turn off livingroom PIR sensor * Alexa, turn on Entrance Camera * Alexa, turn off Entrance Camera * Alexa, turn on livingroom fan * Alexa, turn off livingroom fan * Alexa, set livingroom fan speed to 30% * Alexa, turn on livingroom curtain * Alexa, turn off livingroom curtain * Alexa, turn on livingroom Tv powersocket * Alexa, turn off livingroom Tv powersocket * Alexa, turn on livingroom Wall switch * Alexa, turn off livingroom Wall switch
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Finally got Alexa via an Echo dot to control the lights. Its a lot more difficult than i anticipated. 1. Open a Grid account via the app 2. Pair the globes via the app which involved changing my wifi router speed and setup! 3. Open a new skill in the Alexa app 4. Finally Alexa and Echo dot communicate with the light bulbs. Way more complex than I’d expected or was comfortable doing.
Bellow are the problems i had to overcome while trying to setup lighting devices. 1.Ensure registered email has the @???????.com on the end 2.pair device by powering device on and then switch off/on 5 times at 1sec intervals 3.Connect phone to to the 2.4Ghz wifi with correct password 4.Alexa will only connect to a group if it is created within the alexa app, not just the grid connect app
my lighting is now fully automated from the alexa and grid connect apps including voice commands to alexa on the sonos speaker
Even though I have some smart powerboards that are not arlec, Grid Connect App works, and Google home recognised them. However the echo only recognised smart powerboards that are arlec branded. Work around was to create a scene for each non arlec powerboard in order to use alexa voice control. Having said all that, none of my Grid Connect devices show in my Google Hone App (they used to) both google and Grid connect could not resolve the issue! SO ANAZON ALEXA TO THE RESCUE!
I was trying to connect my Grid connect video doorbell to echo show 5 but no luck. Followed every instructions of how to connect. Spent lots of time on YouTube and Google to find out the solutions but ended up getting more frustrated. Thinking about returning this echo show 5.
Device remains undiscoverable by Alexa after setting up skill and account per youtube video etc. Avaliability of online resources for assistance is limited. The grid connect security camera is decent quality, aside from this connection issue and can still be controlled via its own app. The Grid connect app overall is less user friendly and easy to understand than other smart product apps on the market.
Bought the Grid Connect devices because they were a good price-point. A few initial problems with adding the alexa skill but with the level of automation available on the devices, it's worth a little hassle. Very happy with purchase (with one caveat - the usb ports on the power boards cannot be managed - they're always on)
Great Skill for great affordable devices. The only thing that could be improved is finding out what commands can be given. We have fans, light bulbs, switches all connected and they are seamless. Great working Arlec, bunnings, Deta and others. Highly recommend Grid Connect for affordable and effective smart home setup