Smart Home Switch Guide

Device TYPE

action.devices.types.SWITCH Switch, a basic device in Smart Home, has binary modes on/off only.


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.

Initialize switch setup.

  "requestId": "ff36a3cc-ec34-11e6-b1a0-64510650abcf",
  "inputs": [{
    "intent": "action.devices.SYNC"
  "requestId": "ff36a3cc-ec34-11e6-b1a0-64510650abcf",
  "payload": {
    "agentUserId": "1836.15267389",
    "devices": [{
      "id": "123",
      "type": "action.devices.types.SWITCH",
      "traits": [
      "name": {
        "defaultNames": ["Smart Switch"],
        "name": "switch",
        "nicknames": []
      "willReportState": false,

      "deviceInfo": {
        "manufacturer": "AAA",
        "model": "442",
        "hwVersion": "3.2",
        "swVersion": "11.4"
      "customData": {
        "fooValue": 10,
        "barValue": true,
        "bazValue": "switchabc"


The error codes extend the primary list in the DevGuide. Additional errors will be added as needed.