About Alexa Smart Properties Core

Alexa Smart Properties core provides technologies that smart property solution integrators can use to deploy and manage Alexa devices in their properties. It provides Alexa APIs for device fleet management for properties. You can use these APIs to build Alexa capabilities into management applications. These solutions enable property owners and managers to administer Alexa devices on their properties with ease. Alexa Smart Properties core is a subscription for properties that do not categorize themselves as hospitality, senior living, healthcare or residential, and therefore cannot use those ASP subscriptions.

For an overview of features and benefits, sign up for Alexa Smart Properties core.

Alexa Smart Properties core defines the following key concepts and terms:

Endpoint

An endpoint represents an Alexa-connected device (like an Echo device) with which an Alexa customer can interact. In Alexa Smart Properties core, you manage endpoints by using the Endpoint API. With this API, you can enumerate the endpoints owned by an Amazon Business account, view and change endpoint settings, associate endpoints with specific rooms, and query connectivity status of endpoints.

Unit

A unit represents a node in a hierarchy. A unit can be an organization, a property, a room type, or a room. In Alexa Smart Properties core, you create a hierarchy of units to model properties, and individual rooms by using the Property Hierarchy Management API.

Room

A room represents a physical room in a property. Alexa devices and smart home appliances are installed in a room. Alexa endpoints (devices) and skills are associated with individual rooms.

Room type

A room type is a collection of similar rooms in a property. For example, room types in a hotel might include VIP rooms, ocean-facing rooms, and king suites. This model enables Alexa Smart Properties core to be extensible and accommodate different types of rooms.

Property

A property represents a physical property, such as a hotel, vacation rental, or senior living community. A property is typically a collection of room types, which in turn are collections of rooms.

Organization

An organization represents a business entity under the Alexa Business account that's registered with Alexa Smart Properties core.

Alexa Smart Properties core REST APIs

Alexa Smart Properties core provides the following APIs to manage the hierarchy of units (properties, room types, and rooms), manage endpoints, and manage experiences on those endpoints within your organization.

REST API Description

Automation API

Enables you to specify operations for Alexa to automatically perform for users.

Communications API

Manages the enterprise communication experience.

Device Group Management API

Manages groups of devices that are associated with a unit.

Discovery Session API

Finds the endpoints associated with a unit.

Endpoint API

Provides endpoint information for each device that's registered to your Alexa Business account.

Notifications API

Manages the enterprise notification experience.

Proactive Suggestion API

Displays suggestions on the home screen.

Property Hierarchy Management API

Manages properties, and rooms.

Role API

Manages user permissions via roles.

Skill Management API

Manages skills.

Unit Settings API

Manages settings for units.

To get started with Alexa Smart Properties core APIs, see Get Started with Alexa Smart Properties Core APIs.