- Quick Guide to Setting up Amazon Alexa with Vera
- Controlling Your Vera-paired Devices and Scenes Through Alexa
- Amazon Alexa Guide: Modifying Alexa's Access and Syncing your Devices
Alexa will give you voice control over much of your home. Due to security and safety considerations, however, certain devices are prohibited at this time and won't work with it or are limited functionality-wise. That is to say, you can have a door lock locked through Alexa, for instance, but can't unlock it.
The following devices aren't allowed:
- Door Locks
- Garage Door Openers
- Security Systems
- Security Sensors
- Cooking Appliances
With the exception of door locks, prohibited devices won't be detected by Alexa—they won't show up at alexa.getvera.com or in the Manage Alexa portal, where you can select which devices can be seen and controlled by Alexa (see here and here).
Similarly, scenes involving prohibited devices can't be selected for use with Amazon's voice assistant, although, they do appear on the list. Such scenes will be marked out accordingly (an exclamation mark inside a triangle contained by a circle) and will offer details via two links: prohibited devices and Learn more. If clicked on, the former will pull up a list of the prohibited devices that are part of the respective scene, while the latter will offer a list of all the devices that are prohibited from use with Alexa, for reference.