ISY Portal Amazon Echo Integration

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Please follow the instructions here to setup Echo to work with your ISY:

Connected Home API Limitations

  • You need to follow the instructions under Instructions for Connected Home below
  • Amazon Echo Connected API currently only supports Lights: Alexa, turn on/off/dim/brighten <name>
  • Using Connected Home API, you can also control ISY programs: Alaxa, turn on/off <program name>. On: runs the If. Off: runs the Else.
  • Amazon is working on V2 of the API which will support thermostats
  • Currently, for thermostats and door locks, you must use Skills (video tutorial below)

ISY Portal/MobiLinc Limitations

  • If you already have MobiLinc Connect service, it will have to be deactivated. Please send an email to
  • ISY Portal does work with MobiLinc App using these instructions

Instructions for Accessing ISY Portal

Please make sure you have ISY Portal Installed and Configured first.

Instructions for Connected Home

  • Make sure you have followed all the steps in In Instructions for Accessing ISY Portal above
  • Log into ISY Portal (, click on My Profile at the top right corner
  • Choose your ISY from Preferred ISY drop down
  • Click on Link this profile to an Amazon account
  • Under Select Tool choose Amazon Echo and enter mappings between your devices, scenes, and programs to their associated and desired spoken names
  • Login to the Echo app
  • Click on this link
  • Login to your Amazon account and ISY will show up in your app under Connected Home
  • In the Echo app, go to Settings | Connected Home and then choose Discover Devices. This will bring in all the devices you have created a mapping for in your ISY Portal
  • Please note that every time you change spoken fields, you must redo the previous step
  • Only the following commands can be used:
    • Discover: “Alexa, discover my devices” - refreshes the devices from the portal
    • Turn On': “Alexa, turn on the kitchen light” - works for devices, scenes, and programs (runs If)
    • Turn Off: “Alexa, turn off the kitchen light” - works for devices, scenes, and programs (runs Else)
    • Brighten: “Alexa, brighten the kitchen light” - works only for devices
    • Dim: “Alexa, dim the kitchen light” - works only for devices
    • Set: “Alexa, set the kitchen light to 50%” - works only for devices

Instructions for Alexa Skill

  • You can use Alexa Skills (tell izzy to <do something> <name>) for thermostats, door locks, programs, and lights
  1. Login to the Echo app
  2. From the menu on the left, choose Skills
  3. Search for ISY or izzy
  4. Click on the Enable button