How do I use Alexa to control Wave Smart Home?

The Alarm.com skill supports security, lights (on/off and dimmer), and indoor and outdoor IP video cameras.  The doorbell camera is not compatible at this time.

Security

No arming parameter:

  • "Alexa, ask Alarm.com to arm stay."

No entry delay:

  • "Alexa, ask Alarm.com to arm stay with no entry delay."

 

To use Alexa commands to disarm your system, you must first enable secure commands.  Here’s how:

Note: If the Alarm.com skill was linked prior to the secure command availability, the skill will need to be disabled and re-enabled to prompt for setting up a PIN.

  1. Open the Amazon Alexa app on your mobile device.
  2. Tap Skills & Games.
  3. In the search bar, enter Alarm.comAlarm.com Smart Home is a different choice.
  4. Tap Alarm.com. The skill should be at the top of the list.
  5. Tap Disable on the skill page
  6. Confirm disable by tapping Disable in the pop-up.  
  7. Tap Enable on the skill page
  8. Log in with your account credentials and tap Allow.
  9. You will then be asked if you would like to enable secure commands. Secure commands are security sensitive (unlock the door, open the garage, disarm the panel) and protected behind a four-digit pin. To enable secure commands, tap Allow.
    Note: You must have the appropriate system permissions for access to secure commands.
  10. Type in a four-digit pin and click Submit.
  11. Your account is now linked. Click the in the top left and begin interacting with Alarm.com through Amazon Alexa.

To disarm:

  • "Alexa, ask Alarm.com to disarm with [4-digit pin code]."
  • "Alexa, ask Alarm.com to disarm my panel with [4-digit pin code]."

 

Lights

To turn lights on (example here for lights named “office light”):

  • “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 lights 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 the dim value for light dimmers:

  • "Alexa, ask Alarm.com to set the office light to 70 percent.”
  • “Alexa, ask Alarm.com to lower the office light to 25.”

 

Video:

You can ask Alexa to record a clip on an indoor or outdoor camera. 

"Alexa, ask Alarm.com to record a clip on the Living Room camera."

 

Note: doorbell cameras are not currently Alexa-enabled.