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Alexa Routines that don't trigger...?

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New Neighbor

Alexa Routines that don't trigger...?

Trying to turn on the outdoor lights for a few mins when the Pro doorbell camera sees motion, so I set up a routine in the Alexa app.   It worked the first day, but not now...

 

* The involved devices don't have duplicate names  (there is another post here with that as the solution)

* The doorbell's events show up right away in the Ring and Rapid Ring apps (i.e. the alerts are not turned off in the apps, and the Ring alert time schedule isn't active)

* The Alexa routine runs reliably when invoked manually

* The Alexa announcements/notifications on doorbell push don't trigger either, but they did at first and are still enabled.

 

 

Other factors:

* After making the first routine, I went back and adjusted the times of day.  I think that first Routine stopped working after that.

* I have renamed the Ring devices in the Alexa app and in the Ring app

* I have since deleted and re-created the Routine from scratch several times

 

How to debug?

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New Neighbor

Re: Alexa Routines that don't trigger...?

Well, this started working again.  I editied the routines and dis-abled/re-enabled the Ring skill in the Alexa app about once a day, until the routines started to trigger.

New Neighbor

Re: Alexa Routines that don't trigger...?

I did the same thing, created a Routine for Lutron Caseta in the Alexa app.

I have the front door Ring motion, turning on the front porch light.

I have the front door Ring Push Button, turning on living room lights

I have the back door Ring motion, turning on gameroom lights.

 

I noticed during testing that the Ring needs a minute or two to reset each time.