The Virtual Keypad skill for the Amazon Echo offers an easy way for you to arm your system and control home automation (Z-Wave) devices. All of the available functions and verbal commands are listed below.


All arming commands must start with “Alexa, tell Virtual Keypad to…” Then, say one of these phrases to select an arming type:

  • “… arm my system home.”
  • “… arm my system sleep.”
  • “… arm my system away.”
  • “… arm my system all.”
  • “… arm my system perimeter.”


To activate a favorite, say “Alexa, activate (favorite name).” For example, “Alexa, activate Leaving.”


To turn automated lights on or off, say “Alexa, turn on (light name).” or “Alexa, turn off (light name).” You can also dim lights to any percentage by saying “Alexa, turn on (light name) to (percentage).” For example, “Alexa, turn on Kitchen Light to 50%.”


Automated locks can be locked by saying “Alexa, lock my (lock name).” For example, “Alexa, lock my Front Door.”


To set the temperature using your Amazon Echo and an automated thermostat, say “Alexa, set my temperature to (temperature).” For example, “Alexa, set my temperature to 75.”