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Documentation update for Display Categories

The Alexa.Discovery Interface information at https://developer.amazon.com/docs/device-apis/alexa-discovery.html#display-categories is incomplete in that it fails to mention the SECURITY_PANEL display category.


Also, the discovery example at https://developer.amazon.com/docs/device-apis/alexa-camerastreamcontroller.html mistakenly has an Alexa.PowerController interface as the final capability listed instead of a bare Alexa interface.

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Hi, thanks for the feedback! I've forwarded your request to the appropriate internal teams.

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SECURITY_PANEL has been added to the display category.

The discovery response includes all capabilities for the device, not just one capability. So this discovery example is just showing that the device supports camerastreamcontroller and powercontroller.

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If it truly was an intended PowerController then it should have a properties supported 'powerState', plus proactivelyReported and retrievable should be there too, for a total of 8 lines of JSON. It has 3 and the only capability with 3 is the bare Alexa interface.

If all capabilites are supposed to be in the discovery response like you mentioned, this example is also missing EndpointHealth and the bare Alexa interface. They should be in every endpoint.

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Apologies for the late reply - if you have any ideas for documentation requests, feel free to use the Feedback button on the bottom right corner of each tech doc page to request changes or updates to a particular page.

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