The simplest Hands-Free Automation for your Home
The Alarm.com skill for Amazon Echo makes it easier than ever to control your smart home with the hands-free convenience of voice commands.
Want to check the arming status of your smart home security system, change the temperature, or turn your living room light off? Just ask Alarm.com via Alexa, the Echo's voice-controlled assistant. And, with a single voice command you can control all these devices at once.
Automating lights can add comfort, convenience, and merriment to your holiday happenings
As the holiday season approaches, you’ll likely be using your home’s lights a lot more, and in ways that vary from the norm. There may be more people visiting your house and a whirlwind of activity within the household. You might be traveling to kids’ Christmas concerts or even across the country to see loved ones. And of course, there are strings of lights to hang around trees and stretch across fireplace mantels.
Before you buy a voice-controllable smart home system or product, keep these points in mind.
Voice control platforms like Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google’s Google Assistant are taking the smart home industry by storm. Home loudspeakers, light fixtures, thermostats, and more recently complete home automation systems are integrating the technology to provide consumers with a hand-free mode of managing the electronic devices in their homes.
Key features to look for in a smart lock for the best protection and convenience
Thanks to technology, our pockets and purses are a lot lighter these days. We no longer carry appointment books to keep track of our schedule and paper maps are mere curiosities. We turn to our phones to check plane, train and bus timetables; store our family photos; read the news; find a restaurant and so much more. And with Apple Pay and Google Wallet, cash and credit cards can now be left behind. So it’s only natural that many people are exploring the possibility of ditching another relic of the mechanical age – the house key – and replacing their home’s conventional deadbolt with a smart lock.