Naming conventions for Smart Switches when used with Google

Naming conventions for Smart Switches when used with Google
Naming conventions for Smart Switches when used with Google
2020-02-19 18:36:03
Model: HS200
Hardware Version: V3
Firmware Version: 1.5.7

I have 17 HS200 and HS210 switches installed in the house.

I also have 1 Google Home, 1 Google Hub, and 4 Google Minis around the house.

I have problems for Google to recognize the on/off commands for individual lights.

I can tell it to turn on "bedroom light" and it will respond with "ok, turning on Opa's lamp".

All my lamps are devices sitting on tables etc.  Lights are those attached to the house permanently. This includes porch light and ceiling lights.

I cant figure out how to get the devices separated into individual commands.

Should I delete all rooms in Google and just use 2 groups of inside light and outside light?

It is frustrating that I cant find any TP-Link user guides on configuration.

 

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Re:Naming conventions for Smart Switches when used with Google
2020-02-21 21:08:35

@SDFrey 

 

I was able to find this thread on Googles forums: https://support.google.com/googlenest/thread/356248?hl=en

 

Below were some suggestions to try: 

 

-Don’t include numbers, special characters or room names.
-If you’re naming lights connected to plugs or switches, add "plug" or "switch" to the nickname.
-Avoid similar names (for example, "Table light left" and "Table light right").

 

Last thing would be to say "Hey Google, sync devices" to see if updating the names work better.

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