Purpose

This integration uses a custom skill that allows HomeSeer users to control all of their devices and events. The voice syntax is a bit more complex than it is with our SmartHome skill but it provides more complete control of systems.

Voice Command Syntax Samples

Requirements

Initial Setup

You'll need to add a user account to your HS4 system with your MyHS credentials and you'll need to enable Admin and Local permissions for this account. Once that's done, you'll need to enable voice commands for the HomeSeer devices or device features you wish to control with Alexa. Note that if you have multiple HomeSeer systems and a Premium MyHS account, you'll need to create unique MyHS users for each system. Please follow the steps outlined in this doc: Using Alexa with Multiple HS Systems. Then, follow the steps below:

Add MyHS User Account to HS4

Open your HomeSeer system's web interface and navigate to Setup > Users. Add a new user with your MyHS account credentials. Enable Admin and Local permissions.

Enable Voice Commands for HS4 Devices or Features

Devices must be manually enabled for voice commands in order to be discovered by Alexa. In HS4, it's possible to enable root devices or features. For this skill, you should only enable devices or features that are directly controllable. To enable voice commands, navigate to the settings for the root device or for the feature, and tick the Voice Command Enabled checkbox:



Use the guide below to determine which method is best for your specific devices and then check the Voice Command Enabled checkbox in the settings for the root device or for the feature(s). Use the appropriate option below depending on the type of device you wish to control.

Enable Root DevicesEnable Features
Use this option if the root device is controllableUse this option if the features are controllable

If the root device is enabled for voice, the discovered device will use the root name and it will be controllable.If the features are enabled for voice, the discovered devices will use the feature names and will be controllable.

Smart Home Skill Setup

  1. Open the Alexa app on your mobile device or visit https://alexa.amazon.com from your web browser and sign in to your Amazon account.
  2. Click or tap Skills or Skills & Games and search for HomeSeer.
  3. Select HomeSeer Home Automation Skill and click Enable.
  4. Our MyHS login page will appear. Enter your credentials and click Log In.
  5. Close the login window after successful account linking

Testing Control of Devices

Use the syntax and examples below to construct phrases that will control and obtain status from HomeSeer devices.

Syntax Template

Controlling HomeSeer Devices 

Controlling "All" HomeSeer Devices 

Obtaining Status From HomeSeer Devices

Controlling HomeSeer Devices with Time Delay

Testing Control of Events

Use the syntax and examples below to construct phrases that will launch HomeSeer events.
Tip: Consider changing your Event Names if the phrases you're required to use sound unnatural in any way.

Syntax Template

Launching HomeSeer Events

Launching HomeSeer Events with Time Delay

Troubleshooting

If for any reason, you can't control your devices after discovery, here are a few things to check:

If everything is working but you still can't control devices, open a service desk ticket for help.