2016 has been a great year for smart home automation: 4K Ultra HD television really took off, Control4 expanded their solutions with tons of new features, and Amazon Alexa made it possible to manage your home using just your voice using the Echo or Dot. Amazon’s affordable devices are great for both Seattle, WA homeowners with existing smart systems and tech lovers who have yet to start a home upgrade. Continue reading to learn more about voice control and how it can add value to your smart home system.
If you have a Control4 system, then think of Amazon Alexa as a new control method to complement your smartphone or tablet. Many, if not all, of the commands you can choose on your touchscreen have a voice-controlled alternative. Here are just a few of our favorite actions:
While voice control is quickly gaining popularity, it goes without saying that the technology for voice recognition and smart home commands is far from perfect. However, this is one area of home control that is rapidly improving, and it’s very likely to be the main control method in the near future.
As the technology advances, we will soon have the ability for Amazon Alexa or other voice control hubs to respond far more intelligently to homeowner requests and commands. For example, perhaps in the future, Alexa will be able to distinguish between different voices and remember the best settings for each family member. Whatever innovations are to come, we’ll be there to ensure that smart home owners in the greater Seattle area can take advantage of them!
Are you interested in adding Amazon Alexa to your smart home or getting started with a new automation system? We can help. Give us a call today at (425) 998-8008 to learn more about the possibilities.