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Routines and notifications with Alexa + Thinka for KNX

Amazon Alexa works with ’Routines’ allowing the voice assistant to complete multiple tasks with a single voice command. With Routines users no longer have to give multiple commands to Alexa, such as “Alexa, turn off the living room lamp,” “Alexa, turn down the thermostat,” and “Alexa, what's the weather”.  Instead, you can let Alexa take care of them with one command. And Alexa can give you a spoken notification back.

Routines can be triggered in two ways. You give the command to start a routine. For example ‘movie time’.
Or use a contact or motion sensor to start a routine automatically.

Some examples:

  • You are coming home after a nice day at work. You open up the door and Alexa welcomes you with the following spoken message: “Welcome home”, plus the lights turn on softly.
  • You enter the kitchen in the morning and Alexa welcomes you with: “Good morning”, the lights go on, the curtains open, the alarm is switched off and the heating is turned up.
  • When you say, “Alexa, I’m leaving” the lights in the kitchen turn off at once, the heating is turned down and the light at the main entrance turns on.


Thinka for KNX
Thinka for KNX connects Amazon Alexa to your home meaning all selected devices in your house - including your smart sensors - can be used in routines. So you’re totally free in making your house more smart and comfortable. Works with Apple Homekit as well.