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Alarm.com Skill - Interact with lights through Amazon Alexa

There are three ways to interact with your lights: by name, group, or general device type.

  • To interact by name, use the exact name in the command.
  • To interact with a group of devices with similar names, use a common word in the light names.
     
    Example: There are lights named Office Lamp and Office Light. You can say, "Alexa, ask Alarm.com to turn off the office lights" or "Alexa, ask Alarm.com to turn off the lights in the office," and both the office lamp and office light would turn off.
     
  • To interact by general device type (e.g., lights, switches, dimmers, shades, or bulbs), speak the type of device in the command.
     
    Example: You can say "Alexa, ask Alarm.com to turn off the switches" to turn off all of the lights on the account.

The list of commands is a small subset of the possible things you can say to your lights.

Example commands

Note: The example light commands are on a light with the name Office Light.

To turn light(s) on:
  • “Alexa, ask Alarm.com to switch on the office light”
  • “Alexa, ask Alarm.com to turn the office light all the way up”
  • “Alexa, ask Alarm.com to turn on the lights”
  • “Alexa, ask Alarm.com to turn on the lights in the office”
To turn light(s) off:
  • “Alexa, ask Alarm.com to turn off the office light”
  • “Alexa, ask Alarm.com to flip the office light off”
  • “Alexa, ask Alarm.com to turn off the lights”
  • “Alexa, ask Alarm.com to turn off the office lights”
To Set Value if the light is a dimmer along with on/off commands:
  • “Alexa, ask Alarm.com to set the office light to 70 percent”
  • “Alexa, ask Alarm.com to lower the office light to 25”

What commands are not supported?

Alarm.com on Amazon Alexa does not support commands that ask the status of your lights (e.g., "Is my living room light on?").

Lights on Alarm.com Smart Home

Light commands are also supported through the Alarm.com Smart Home skill. To learn more, see Smart Home Skill - Interact with lights through Amazon Alexa.

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