Just a quick and dirty demo of what I can do using the power of the Amazon Echo, IFTTT and Homeseer.
There are several ways to control it. Alexa is limited to single statements and using IFTTT “triggers” and is also limited to whether IFTTT is being laggy or not. It’s usually pretty stable but I’ve seen stuff get delayed for quite a bit longer.
Using Tasker and Autovoice on my phone I can speed it up as well as chain commands but this works well enough for me. Amazon keeps improving the stuff you can do that’s geared toward home automation so I expect it to get easier and more complicated at the same time if that’s possible,