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- September 21, 2018
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Smart home technology isn’t the wave of the future. It’s already making a major impact in our lives.
Unfortunately, getting the various devices in your home to work together and talk to each other can be a hassle. But it doesn’t have to be. Our team at Fusion Audio + Video is here to help as your local experts at experts building customized home control systems for homeowners throughout the Carolinas.
While you might often consider managing your home’s technology through remotes, keypads or even through smartphone applications, another way to control your smart home is emerging: Through just your voice.
In this blog, we dive into how we can help you use voice control to manage the smart home system in your house, regardless of whether you live in Columbia or elsewhere in South Carolina or North Carolina.
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Alexa, Google or Siri?
The three most common voice control devices are Amazon’s Echo, the Google Home and Apple’s HomePod. All three of these smart speakers work essentially the same way: You speak some phrase to tell the device that you want it to do something, and then you tell it what you want it to do. Get the Echo’s attention by saying “Hey Alexa,” while the Google Home and Apple HomePod respond to “Hey Google” and “Hey Siri,” respectively.
At its most basic level, you can tell the speaker to start playing your favorite music or podcasts, but these devices are built to be compatible with all your smart home technology. Before you make a voice-control purchase, ensure that it integrates with leading home control brands such as Control4, Crestron, Savant and Elan.
Home Automation Hub
Smart speakers can quickly become the focal point of every automated system in your home, giving you unprecedented control over your devices and making them easier than ever to use. While voice control is great at controlling individual pieces of smart home technology, its real beauty lies in tying multiple systems together in an intuitive manner.
You could lower the shades, dim the lights and adjust the temperature in your bedroom with individual commands, or you can use voice control to trigger them all simultaneously in response to a simple phrase. These premade “scenes” you can build through your home control system are a great way to simplify your lifestyle through automation, and smart speakers can allow you to access them through just your voice.
Our team at Fusion can help you not only create integrated scenes for your smart home system, but we also can help integrate your smart speaker with your house’s existing technology control systems.
Of course, smart speakers aren’t just connected to your network of home devices; they’re also connected to the internet, giving them even more useful benefits. You can your smart speaker to remind you of appointments, set alarms, check traffic and weather ahead of your morning commute. If you’re already using other Apple or Google products, your smart speaker can synch with your existing accounts to offer even more connectivity. You even can use an Alexa to order groceries. Finally, voice control devices are very helpful for people with physical handicaps by reducing the amount of work required to complete household chores.
There’s no reason to wait if you’re interested in integrating a smart speaker with your smart home system. As South Carolina’s smart home experts proudly servicing the Columbia area, Fusion Audio + Video has the knowledge, experience and equipment to make sure you get the most out of your voice control system.
Find out more by chatting live with us below or by calling 864-271-4276 today.