Before you begin...
- Add your switches to the Deako App
- Amazon Alexa must be set up before connecting.
Using the Deako Skill for Alexa, you can control your Deako Smart Products with your voice by using commands like:
"Alexa, turn on Kitchen Lights"
"Alexa, dim Dining Room lights to 25%"
Connect Deako to your Amazon Alexa
Open the Alexa App
Open the Alexa App and navigate to the Skills & Games page.
Find the Deako Skill
Search for “deako”.
Enable the Deako Skill
Select “Enable” on the Deako Skill page and follow the in app instructions to link your location.
Discover your Deako Smart Products
Once you link your accounts, the Alexa app will prompt you to find your smart home products, hit "Discover Devices" to do so.
You can also discover devices by telling Alexa to discover your Deako Smart Lighting devices by saying “Alexa, discover my devices”, or selecting Add Device from the Smart Home page.
Tip: Alexa will recognize the names you’ve assigned to devices in the Deako App so be sure to pick easy to remember names.
What do I say to get Alexa to turn my lights on or off?
The structure for controlling anything Deako is pretty much the same:
"Alexa, turn [on/off] [group, scene, or light name]"
If you’d like to dim a light, structure the command like this:
"Alexa, dim [light name] to [dim level from 1 to 100] percent"
Alexa not finding your Deako Smart Products?
If you’ve made changes to your switches in the Deako app, Alexa may take a few minutes to update. Try rediscovering your Deako Smart Products by saying "Alexa, discover devices"
Alexa tells you that there’s “more than one device with that name”?
Alexa has trouble delineating between devices that begin and end similarly. For example “Kitchen Ceiling Light” and “Kitchen Sink Light” both begin with “Kitchen” and end with “Light” so Alexa is likely to have trouble. Try "Kitchen Ceiling" and "Kitchen Sink".
Alexa not turning a group of lights off or on all at the same time?
The best way to control a group of lights with Alexa is to create a Deako group. For example, make a Deako group called "All lights." Then tell Alexa to "Turn off all lights" or "Turn on all lights." Check out this article for more info on groups.