How to set up Alexa

How to add open and close commands to your Google Assistant, Alexa, or almost anything else.

The MorningRod does not yet have direct integration with Alexa and Google, but one can add the commands using the IFTTT service as follows:

Opening the Curtains

  1. Request your MorningRod auth token by pressing them email button on the app setup page.
  2. Go to and create an account if you do not already have one
  3. Log in to 
  4. If you have not already done so, add IFTTT service to your Google assistant
  5. At top right search for Google assistant
  6. Click Google assistant connect
  7. Select your google account
    1. Go to ‘My applets’
    2. Create a new applet
    3. Click the blue +this  text
    4. In the search field type Google Assistant (or Alexa), press enter
    5. Select the Google assistant or alexa trigger
    6. (I don’t have an Alexa so you will need to describe how to define the Alexa trigger, probably very similar)
    7. Google: Pick “Say a simple phrase”
    8. Fill in the fields like this:
    9. Click “Create Trigger”
    10. Click the blue +that  text
    11. In the search field type Webhooks 
    12. Select Webhooks
    13. Click “Make a web request”
    14. Fill in the fields as below, but replace “<authcode>” with your authorization code from your email.
    15. Enter the following in the trigger: 


    Closing the Curtains

    1. Do the same as above. But use this instead: