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Get vocal with voice controlled home automation

Want to control your home automation system hands-free? Voice controlled home automation allows you to do just that.

There are only a couple options currently available:

  • Amazon Echo
  • Apple HomeKit

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Amazon Echo

This smart speaker which plays music when asked, now integrates with your smart home devices. “Alexa,” the cloud-connected AI that powers Amazon Echo, turns things on and off with simple voice commands.

Syncs with WeMo, Philips Hue, SmartThings, Insteon, and Wink and also has a channel on IFTTT.

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Apple HomeKit

Siri, Apple’s AI assistant, has voice-control power with HomeKit. You can control “Works with Apple HomeKit” smart home accessories by giving Siri voice commands.

Syncs with ConnectSense, Ecobee, Elgato, iDevices, iHome, Insteon, Lutron, Philips, and Schlage.

The options listed below are all available for pre-order. Continue reading Get vocal with voice controlled home automation