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color-info How to integrate the Ilevia system to control your Home automation plant with Amazon Alexa

Amazon Alexa includes home automation features that allow owners to use it as a central hub to control Smart devices by voice commands.

How to control your Smart Home using Amazon Alexa

  • ILEVIA has made possible the use of Amazon Echo with KNX devices, Vimar By-Me, BTicino My Home, Z-Wave and other EVE System protocols;
  • After the installation of our system, the user, without using any app, will be able to control the devices simply by using the voice recognition of the Amazon Assistant or through the Amazon Echo devices.

In the following sections we will explain how to configure a KNX light via Eve Manager and the related configuration of Amazon Alexa.

How the voice control integration happens between the server eve and the your home automation system

The Amazon Echo built-in microphones allow users to send voice commands to interact with services through Amazon’s personal smart assistant called Amazon Echo. A large number of services, both internal and third-party, are integrated, allowing users to listen to music, control the playback of videos or photos, or receive entirely vocal news updates.

Amazon Echo devices also have built-in support for home automation, which allows users to control smart appliances and KNX devices with their voice. Multiple Amazon Echo devices can be placed in different rooms in a home to control devices in a specific room. In this guide you will learn how to set up a KNX light in a living room and control it through the voice.

A reminder before continuing:

  • You must have already configured an EVE system (we suggest you follow our tutorial at this link).
  • Download and install the updated EVE logics to enable the Amazon plug-in correctly (follow this link);
  • Update your server with the latest firmware available by following this guide;



Voice command:  Say “Alexa”, then…
To turn on/off a light “Turn on <light name>”
Dim a light “Dim the <light name>”
Brighten a light “Brighten the <light name>”
Set a light brightness to a certain percentage “Set <light name> to 50%”
Dim/Brighten lights by a certain percentage “Dim/Brighten <light name> by 50%”
Change the color of a light “Turn <light name> green”
Turn on/off all lights in room “Turn on/off lights in <room name>”
Turn on/off all lights “Turn on/off all of the lights”


Voice commands: Say “Alexa”, then…
Activate a scenario Activate <Scene name>

Switches, Outlet:

Voice command: Say “Alexa”, then…
Turn On/Off a switch “Turn on/off the <Switch, Outlet name>”


Voice commands: Say “Alexa”, then…
Open / Close Valve
Open / Close <valve name>

Shutter, Blinds, Curtains:

Voice commands: Say “Alexa”, then…
Open / Close Shutter Open / Close the <Shutter, Blind, curtain name>
Set the Shutter to a certain opening percentage Set the <Shutter, Blind, curtain name> to 50%


Voice commands: Say “Alexa”, then…
Lock / Unlock Lock / Unlock <Lock name>


Voice commands: Say “Alexa”, then…
Set the Thermostat temperature to a sepcific value in degree celsius Set the <Thermostat name> to 22 degrees celsius
Setting the Thersmostat mode Set the <Thermostat name> in comfort
Ask the current temperature What’s the <Thermostat name / room where the thermostat has been placed in>
Ask to raise / decrease the temperature and set the mode accordingly Make it warmer / Make it cooler



The integration needs a pre-configured Ilevia Manager project, follow the guide of the Voice Control Manager in order to configure the project and making it ready for the Amazon Alexa integration.

Login in the Amazon Alexa App

1. After installing the Amazon Alexa app, open it and this will be the first screen you’ll see, log in with your Amazon credentials.

How to add the skill Ilevia smart home inside the Amazon Alexa voice assistant app | Skill menù
2. Once inside the main screen, press the hamburger menu on the top left.
Loging in into the Amazon Alexa Voice assistant App | Skill searching menu

3. Select the item Skill and games.

How to search the skill Ilevia Smart Home within the Amazon Alexa App
4. Press the search icon on the top right and type Ilevia Smart Home.
Enabling the Ilevia Smart Home skill inside the the Amazon Alexa App

5. Click enable use.

How to register the Ilevia server via the Ilevia code to link the it with the Amazon Alexa title
6. Type your ilevia Ilevia code as access token that you can find within the Voice Control Manager component properties.
Ilevia skill agreement with Amazon Alexa

7. Click “Agree and link” in order to allow Amazon Alexa to link with the Serve Ilevia.

Discover the devices after the link of the Ilevia Smart Home skill
8. In order to find the devices configured within the Voice Control Manager component in the Ilevia Manager configuration software.
Devices' list within the Amazon Alexa app once linked with the Ilevia Smart Home skill
9. Once the Ilevia Smart Home skill has been correctly linked you will be able to command and manage your smart home through Amazon Alexa.


Plus icon in order to enter the add more devices wizard

1. Press the + symbol at the top right.

Click Add devices to enter the device choice menu

2. Now press Add device

Adding type of devices "Others"

3. Press on Others.

Click discover devices to start the new device's discovery

4. Now press on Find devices.

Discovering new devices from the skill

5. Now the application will start searching for additional devices configured later in EVE Manager.

Discovered new devices after the search procedure by the Ilevia Smart Home skill
6. Once the devices search procedure has ended if new devices were found you will see a list of found devices .

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