Using Siri to turn on a device for N minutes thru HKB

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Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:02 pm
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Using Siri to turn on a device for N minutes thru HKB

We use HomePods to access the Indigo via HKB. Anyway to tell it to do an action for a specific period of time like turn on the porch light for 5 minutes, then shut it off?
The time period would be a variable.

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Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:40 pm
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Re: Using Siri to turn on a device for N minutes thru HKB

You could add Shortcuts to the mix. Write a Shortcut that turns on the device and sets a timer; and another that turns it off when the timer is done.


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Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:28 pm
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Re: Using Siri to turn on a device for N minutes thru HKB

Good call, as I hadn't looked at shortcuts at all since they were released. Only issue is it is currently only on iOS and the only device I have is an iPhone. Makes development a little difficult. I have read it is in the Catalina beta so hopefully they will have a MacOs version shortly.

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