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Use Amazon Alexa

The Virtual Keypad skill for the Amazon Echo offers an easy way for you to arm your system and control home automation (Z-Wave) devices. To learn how to set up and use Alexa with Virtual Keypad, complete the following steps.

Get the Virtual Keypad Skill

To get the Virtual Keypad skill for Alexa, complete the following steps.

  1. If you haven’t set up Alexa yet, follow Amazon’s Alexa Setup Guide before continuing.

  2. Open the Alexa app.

  3. Go to Skills & Games, then search for the Virtual Keypad skill.

  4. Select the Virtual Keypad skill, then enable it.

  5. Open Virtual Keypad and select the system that you want to control with Alexa.

  6. Give Alexa a command from one of the following sections.

Arm Your System

All arming commands must start with “Alexa, tell Virtual Keypad to…” Then, say one of these phrases to select an arming type:

  • arm my system home

  • arm my system sleep

  • arm my system away

  • arm my system all

  • arm my system perimeter

Note: Arming is the only type of command that requires you to specifically say “Virtual Keypad”.

Activate Favorites

To activate a favorite, say “Alexa, activate (favorite name).” For example, “Alexa, activate Leaving.”

Turn Lights On or Off

To turn automated lights on or off, say “Alexa, turn on (light name).” or “Alexa, turn off (light name).” You can also dim lights to any percentage by saying “Alexa, turn on (light name) to (percentage).” For example, “Alexa, turn on Kitchen Light to 50 percent.”

Use an Automated Lock

Automated locks can be locked by saying “Alexa, lock my (lock name).” For example, “Alexa, lock my Front Door.”

Set a Thermostat

To set the temperature using your Amazon Echo and an automated thermostat, say “Alexa, set my temperature to (temperature).” For example, “Alexa, set my temperature to 75.”

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