Smart Home Heater Guide

Device TYPE

action.devices.types.HEATER Heaters are similar to thermostats but do not support cooling and may not support setting temperature targets. Heaters may rely on modes, toggles, and fan speed settings.

This type indicates that the device gets the heater icon and some synonyms/aliases.

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.js
'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: '1836.15267389',
      devices: [{
        id: '123',
        type: 'action.devices.types.HEATER',
        traits: [
          'action.devices.traits.OnOff',
          'action.devices.traits.FanSpeed'
        ],
        name: {
          defaultNames: ['Sirius Cybernetics Corporation 33321'],
          name: 'Heater',
          nicknames: ['upstairs heater']
        },
        willReportState: true,
        attributes: {
          availableFanSpeeds: {
            speeds: [{
              speed_name: 'Low',
              speed_values: [{
                speed_synonym: ['low', 'slow'],
                lang: 'en'
              }]
            }, {
              speed_name: 'High',
              speed_values: [{
                speed_synonym: ['high'],
                lang: 'en'
              }]
            }],
            ordered: true
          },
          reversible: true
        },
        deviceInfo: {
          manufacturer: 'Sirius Cybernetics Corporation',
          model: '492134',
          hwVersion: '3.2',
          swVersion: '11.4'
        },
        customData: {
          fooValue: 74,
          barValue: true,
          bazValue: 'lambtwirl'
        }
      }]
    }
  };
});

// ...

exports.smarthome = functions.https.onRequest(app);
Java
@NotNull
@Override
public SyncResponse onSync(@NotNull SyncRequest syncRequest,
    @Nullable Map<?, ?> headers) {
  SyncResponse.Payload payload = new SyncResponse.Payload();
  payload.setAgentUserId("1836.15267389");
  payload.setDevices(new Device[] {
      new SyncResponse.Payload.Device.Builder()
          .setId("123")
          .setType("action.devices.types.HEATER")
          .addTrait("action.devices.traits.OnOff")
          .addTrait("action.devices.traits.FanSpeed")
          .setName(
              Collections.singletonList("Sirius Cybernetics Corporation 33321"),
              "Heater",
              Collections.singletonList("upstairs heater")
          )
          .setWillReportState(true)
          .setAttributes(new JSONObject()
              .put("availableFanSpeeds", new JSONObject()
                  .put("speeds", new JSONObject[] {
                      new JSONObject()
                          .put("speed_name", "Low")
                          .put("speed_values", new JSONObject[] {
                          new JSONObject()
                              .put("speed_synonym", new String[] {"low", "slow"})
                              .put("lang", "en"),
                          new JSONObject()
                              .put("speed_synonym", new String[] {"low", "slow"})
                              .put("lang", "de")
                      }),
                      new JSONObject()
                          .put("speed_name", "High")
                          .put("speed_values", new JSONObject[] {
                          new JSONObject()
                              .put("speed_synonym", new String[] {"high"})
                              .put("lang", "en"),
                          new JSONObject()
                              .put("speed_synonym", new String[] {"high"})
                              .put("lang", "de")
                      })
                  })
                  .put("ordered", true)
              )
              .put("reversible", true)
          )
          .setDeviceInfo("Sirius Cybernetics Corporation", "492134", "3.2",
              "11.4")
          .setCustomData(new JSONObject()
              .put("fooValue", 74)
              .put("barValue", true)
              .put("bazValue", "lambtwirl")
              .toString()
          )
          .build()
  });
  return new SyncResponse(syncRequest.getRequestId(), payload);
}
JSON
{
  "requestId": "ff36a3cc-ec34-11e6-b1a0-64510650abcf",
  "payload": {
    "agentUserId": "1836.15267389",
    "devices": [
      {
        "id": "123",
        "type": "action.devices.types.HEATER",
        "traits": [
          "action.devices.traits.OnOff",
          "action.devices.traits.FanSpeed"
        ],
        "name": {
          "defaultNames": [
            "Sirius Cybernetics Corporation 33321"
          ],
          "name": "Heater",
          "nicknames": [
            "upstairs heater"
          ]
        },
        "willReportState": true,
        "attributes": {
          "availableFanSpeeds": {
            "speeds": [
              {
                "speed_name": "Low",
                "speed_values": [
                  {
                    "speed_synonym": [
                      "low",
                      "slow"
                    ],
                    "lang": "en"
                  }
                ]
              },
              {
                "speed_name": "High",
                "speed_values": [
                  {
                    "speed_synonym": [
                      "high"
                    ],
                    "lang": "en"
                  }
                ]
              }
            ],
            "ordered": true
          },
          "reversible": true
        },
        "deviceInfo": {
          "manufacturer": "Sirius Cybernetics Corporation",
          "model": "492134",
          "hwVersion": "3.2",
          "swVersion": "11.4"
        },
        "customData": {
          "fooValue": 74,
          "barValue": true,
          "bazValue": "lambtwirl"
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}
Validator

Device ERRORS

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