just got my hub and need some guidance on my one of my first rules. I plan to use alexa or google for voice control via a virtual switch (alexa)or virtual door (google).
I also need to account for manual operation. I have 2 thoughts on how to execute the rules. I think it can be done with the second option but i am interested in the best practices while i am getting started. I assume 1 rule is always preferred over 2? or am i better with one rule dedicated to each system to keep them separate? or is it all personal preference?
If alexa virtual switch on or Door opening (open?)–
True - Open garage, turn Google virtual switch on
False – cloes garage, turn google virtual switch off.
Inverse of rule 1 for Alexa.
Google on, alexa on, etc.
Google virtual switch OR alexa virtual switch on OR door open.
True – garage open, alexa Virtual sw on, Google virtual Sw on
False – garage closed, Alexa virtual sw off, google virtual sw off.
for this rule, Do i need a delay? Or does the order of operation keep the alternate method from interfering.
This is just step one. I plan to add presence at some point with life 360 and/or wifi.
thanks for your thoughs. you guidance is appreciated.