How to connect Amazon Alexa with Pert

18th September, 2017

Pert can connect with Amazon Alexa devices to give you command of your home through voice controls.

Pert works with Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Amazon Tap. Alexa can be used to control light bulbs, on/off switches, dimmer switches,  configured with Pert.

Steps to Setup Amazon Alexa with Pert

  1. Download the Pert mobile app for Android or iOS and create an account
  2. Set up your Amazon Alexa device and download the Amazon Alexa mobile app

  3. In the Amazon Alexa app: Tap the menu (three horizontal lines in the top left)
  4. Tap Smart Home

  5. Tap Smart Home SkillsWhatsApp Image 2017-09-16 at 8.39.16 PM
  6. Tap Configure Smart HomeWhatsApp Image 2017-09-16 at 8.39.38 PMWhatsApp Image 2017-09-16 at 8.39.54 PM
  7. Enter “Pert” in the search field
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  8. Tap PertWhatsApp Image 2017-09-16 at 8.40.08 PM
  9. Tap Enable for Pert
  10.  Enter your Pert user id or facebook and tap NextWhatsApp Image 2017-09-16 at 8.40.14 PM
  11. Tap AuthorizeWhatsApp Image 2017-09-16 at 8.40.22 PM
  12. Once authorized, tap x to close the window and begin device discovery.WhatsApp Image 2017-09-16 at 8.40.29 PMDiscovery of Devices
  1. After closing the success message in the previous steps, the Alexa app automatically directs you to discover devices
  2. Tap Discover Devices
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  3. Wait for device discovery to complete
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If Alexa does not begin discovering devices:

  1. In the Amazon Alexa app, tap the menu
  2. Tap Smart Home
  3. Tap Devices
  4. Scroll to the bottom and tap Discover
  5. Wait for device discovery to complete

A progress bar appears in the Amazon Alexa app while Alexa looks for Pert devices  you have authorized access to. This can take up to 20 seconds.

When discovery completes, discovered devices and Routines will list under Devices in the Smart Home section of the Amazon Alexa app.

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Now you’re done with setup and ready to use Alexa’s hands-free voice control for your Pert devices.

Try out these phrases:

You can turn on your devices by using the voice command “Turn on device-name”
You can turn off your devices by using the voice command “Turn off device-name”

You can dim your dimmable devices by using the voice command “Set device-name to percent percentage”
Example : “Set fan to 50 percent” for a device named fan

In the smart home section of the Amazon Alexa App, you can create groups and add devices to them.

Example : Consider a group named “bedroom” with two devices “fan” and “light”
“Turn on bedroom” will turn on all the devices in the group bedroom

 

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