I have the Sesame with the WiFi module and I use it with the Alexa skill.
I have a nightly Alexa routine where I say "Goodnight" and Alexa performs a set of checks and turns off things, and locks the door to the house. The routine then pauses for 10 minutes and sends another lock command to the door, just incase the first one didn't take for whatever reason.
Well, this morning, I woke up to an unlocked door.
Looking at the Sesame app on my Android Tablet, it said that the lock was busy and that something else was connected.
Really? All night long? Something else was preventing anything from talking to the lock?
If the Sesame lock is in a "Busy" state, there should be some kind of "Time-out" so that it doesn't remain in that state all night long! 3 hours after the first lock attempt, I issued the "Goodnight" command again, just as a double-check. But because it was "busy" that lock command wasn't successful either.
And no attempt to access the lock through the app would work. So I unplugged the WiFi module, plugged it back in and went to work.
I came home this evening and asked Alexa to lock the door and she said that she couldn't because it was busy.
Again with the busy! I then opened the Sesame app and cycled the clock. The app could connect. And once I cycled the lock via the app, Alexa could finally see the lock and give a status.
Here are my asks:
1) why does the system stay in a "busy" status without a time out?
2) Is there some kind of error checking that can be incorporated in the Alexa skill so that the skill will report if the routine that calls the skill cannot process the lock cycle?
3) having to manually unplug and plug the WiFi module is terrible. Especially if the door is on a vacation home that you do not have immediate access to. What other method can you incorporate so that a "busy" status doesn't completely "BRICK" the Sesame lock until someone can physically unplug the WiFi module?
I wouldn't be making such a pointed comment if this was the only time I've had this issue. This is now the 3rd time this has happened and it left my front door unlocked all night long.
I cannot have this happen again.