Zonker wrote:Are there any plans to allow the "Alarm Device" to be used in Alexa Routines. Currently the EVL Device is not available for selection when creating a new routine. Obvious benefits would be geofence arming, controlling lights, turning on otherdevices, etc...
You can't trigger off of the Security Panel state right now as that is a limitation that Amazon has with its routines. Amazon is adding more support all the time as they get more and more into HA. You can actually use sensors as routine triggers but the Envisalerts architecture doesn't easily allow us to enable this feature. In short, this would require us to tell Amazon every time a sensor changes in real-time, across every Envisalerts enabled device around the world. The infrastructure for that alone would call for its own server cluster which isn't going to happen as most of our service partners offer Envisalerts for free.
The engineers have talked about maybe making one zone available to Envisalerts+ customers as they already pay for their own separate servers but nothing has been fleshed out.
With regards to geofence arming, my understanding is that it should work right now but I tried to create a routine and the SecurityPanel devices don't show up as options, just the connected thermostats. I will enquire with Amazon as to why this is.