Home Status Alexa Smart Home Skill

For general questions on Home Status, please see our knowledge base article on the subject.

SimpleCommands has an easy-to-use Alexa skill that allows users to quickly get the status of their smart home devices. After enabling the Home Status skill all you need to do is tell Alexa, "Home Status" and it will report back with the state of your security system, garage doors, door locks and thermostats.

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How to add the Home Status Skill:

1. First go to the Companions section of the SimpleCommands app/online dashboard and select 'Home Status'. This will bring you to the Alexa Skill page. Alternatively, you can search 'Home Status' in the Alexa Skill app/website. Press 'Enable'.

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2. Next you have to link your SimpleCommands account to the Alexa skill. If you say "Alexa, Home Status" your device will prompt you to go to the 'Activity' section of the Alexa app to link you account. Alternatively you can link your account by pressing 'Settings' on the Home Status skill's landing page.

 

And that's it! After you enable the Home Status skill all you have to do is tell Alexa, "Home Status" and she'll give you the status of all of your smart home devices.

 

For any additional questions please visit our Knowledge Base, or contact us here. We'll get back to you as quickly as we can! To get started, go to the App Store or Google Play store and download SimpleCommands!

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  • It seems this skill no longer exists? That's what the Alexa app tells me. I have open/close garage working but I am trying to get Garage Status to tell me if the garage is already opened or closed. If I add the status Alex never tells me anything.

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  • In order to get alexa to read you the garage door status you need to link the skill home status in your alexa account. https://www.amazon.com/Wispify-Home-Status/dp/B082TZZKN5/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=home+status&qid=1578237497&sr=8-1

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  • Can you advise if Home Status is available in Canada ? I dont see it as an available skill.
    Great work on controlling (open and close), the My Q doors with Simple Commands !!! Quick and easy to set up !

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