I have a virtual switch set up through Hubitat that actually opens and closes my garage door. I can say "Alexa open Pete" and she will turn the virtual switch on which opens the garage door. Also I can say "Alexa close Pete" to close the garage. The problem I am having is if I ask her "Alexa is Pete open?" I want her to determine the status of the switch. I am even ok if she responds "Pete is on" instead of "Pete is open" but I can't get that far even.
I have tried (based on searches of things to try)
- Assigning the switch to a room called garage and saying "Alexa is Garage Pete on / open?"
- Saying "Alexa what is status on Hubitat of Pete?"
The problem seems like it should be pretty simple as it is really determining if a light / switch is on or off but I can't figure how for her to report the status / state of a device at all. Is that something she doesn't support?
FYI if you didn't figure out, Pete is the name of my virtual switch for the garage door :)