Smart Home Blinds Guide

Device TYPE

action.devices.types.BLINDS - Blinds can be opened and closed, and various types of blinds are supported such as venetian (opens in one direction), panel or vertical (may open either left or right), and top-down bottom-up (may open either up or down).

These are our recommendations for traits on this type of device, however you are free to mix and match from all available traits to best match your existing product functionality.

Please see each individual trait document for implementation details like required attributes, EXECUTE and QUERY.

Sample SYNC Request and Response

This is an example using the device type and traits above. It is intended to give an idea of how to build a SYNC response. If you add or remove traits, this will need to be modified to reflect those changes.

Request
{
    "requestId": "ff36a3cc-ec34-11e6-b1a0-64510650abcf",
    "inputs": [{
      "intent": "action.devices.SYNC"
    }]
}
Node.jsResponse
'use strict';

const {smarthome} = require('actions-on-google');
const functions = require('firebase-functions');

const app = smarthome();

app.onSync((body, headers) => {
  return {
    requestId: body.requestId,
    payload: {
      agentUserId: '123456789',
      devices: [{
        id: '123',
        type: 'action.devices.types.BLINDS',
        traits: [
          'action.devices.traits.OpenClose'
        ],
        name: {
          defaultNames: ['Blinds Partner window'],
          name: 'Kitchen window',
          nicknames: ['sink window']
        },
        willReportState: true,
        attributes: {
          openDirection: ['UP', 'DOWN']
        },
        deviceInfo: {
          manufacturer: 'blinds manufacturer',
          model: 'xyz',
          hwVersion: '3.2',
          swVersion: '11.4'
        },
        customData: {
          fooValue: 74,
          barValue: true,
          bazValue: 'lambtwirl'
        }
      }]
    }
  };
});

// ...

exports.smarthome = functions.https.onRequest(app);
JavaResponse
@NotNull
@Override
public SyncResponse onSync(@NotNull SyncRequest syncRequest, @Nullable Map<?, ?> headers) {
  SyncResponse.Payload payload = new SyncResponse.Payload();
  payload.setAgentUserId("123456789");
  payload.setDevices(new SyncResponse.Payload.Device[] {
      new SyncResponse.Payload.Device.Builder()
          .setId("123")
          .setType("action.devices.types.BLINDS")
          .addTrait("action.devices.traits.OpenClose")
          .setName(
              Collections.singletonList("Blinds Partner window"),
              "Kitchen window",
              Collections.singletonList("sink window")
          )
          .setWillReportState(true)
          .setAttributes(new JSONObject()
              .put("openDirection", new String[] {"UP", "DOWN"})
          )
          .setDeviceInfo("blinds manufacturer", "xyz", "3.2", "11.4")
          .setCustomData(new JSONObject()
              .put("fooValue", 74)
              .put("barValue", true)
              .put("bazValue", "lambtwirl")
              .toString()
          )
          .build()
  });

  return new SyncResponse(syncRequest.getRequestId(), payload);
}
JSONResponse
{
  "requestId": "ff36a3cc-ec34-11e6-b1a0-64510650abcf",
  "payload": {
    "agentUserId": "123456789",
    "devices": [
      {
        "id": "123",
        "type": "action.devices.types.BLINDS",
        "traits": [
          "action.devices.traits.OpenClose"
        ],
        "name": {
          "defaultNames": [
            "Blinds Partner window"
          ],
          "name": "Kitchen window",
          "nicknames": [
            "sink window"
          ]
        },
        "willReportState": true,
        "attributes": {
          "openDirection": [
            "UP",
            "DOWN"
          ]
        },
        "deviceInfo": {
          "manufacturer": "blinds manufacturer",
          "model": "xyz",
          "hwVersion": "3.2",
          "swVersion": "11.4"
        },
        "customData": {
          "fooValue": 74,
          "barValue": true,
          "bazValue": "lambtwirl"
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}
Validator

Device ERRORS

See the full list of errors and exceptions.