Smart Home Vacuum Guide

action.devices.types.VACUUM - Vacuums may have functions such as starting, stopping, and pausing cleaning, docking, checking the current cleaning cycle, locating the vacuum, or adjusting various modes. Some vacuums may support cleaning specific zones in the home.

This type indicates that the device gets the Vacuum icon and some related synonyms and aliases.

Device capabilities

Refer to the corresponding trait documentation for implementation details, such as attributes and states that your service should support, and how to build EXECUTE and QUERY responses.

These traits are recommended, if applicable to your device. However, you are free to mix and match from all available traits to best match your existing product functionality.

Example device: Simple vacuum

This section contains example intent payloads representing a common "Vacuum" based on the device type and traits above. If you add or remove traits in your implementation, modify your responses accordingly to reflect those changes.

Sample SYNC response

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654512",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.SYNC"
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654512",
  "payload": {
    "agentUserId": "user123",
    "devices": [
      {
        "id": "123",
        "type": "action.devices.types.VACUUM",
        "traits": [
          "action.devices.traits.Dock",
          "action.devices.traits.EnergyStorage",
          "action.devices.traits.StartStop"
        ],
        "name": {
          "name": "Simple vacuum"
        },
        "willReportState": true,
        "attributes": {
          "queryOnlyEnergyStorage": true,
          "pausable": true
        },
        "deviceInfo": {
          "manufacturer": "smart-home-inc",
          "model": "hs1234",
          "hwVersion": "3.2",
          "swVersion": "11.4"
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

Sample QUERY response

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654514",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.QUERY",
      "payload": {
        "devices": [
          {
            "id": "123"
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654514",
  "payload": {
    "devices": {
      "123": {
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "online": true,
        "isRunning": false,
        "isPaused": false,
        "isDocked": true,
        "capacityRemaining": [
          {
            "unit": "SECONDS",
            "rawValue": 36000
          },
          {
            "unit": "PERCENTAGE",
            "rawValue": 90
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  }
}

Sample EXECUTE commands

Dock

For additional details on the command parameters, see the action.devices.traits.Dock reference.

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654516",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.Dock"
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654516",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "isDocked": true
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

StartStop

For additional details on the command parameters, see the action.devices.traits.StartStop reference.

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654518",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.StartStop",
                "params": {
                  "start": true
                }
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654518",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "isRunning": true,
          "isPaused": false
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

PauseUnPause

For additional details on the command parameters, see the action.devices.traits.StartStop reference.

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654520",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.PauseUnPause",
                "params": {
                  "pause": true
                }
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654520",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "isRunning": false,
          "isPaused": true
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

Device ERRORS

See the full list of errors and exceptions.