Futuristic movies have long predicted a time when our homes will shoulder much of our daily tasks for us. They depict homes that do the cleaning and cooking, turn on the lights, and talk to the home residents as if they’re part of the family.
While our society may be a ways off from some of those predictions, in many aspects, the future is now. Home automation is quickly changing the way we function within the walls of our own homes, making everyday life easier with every passing year.
Keep reading to learn how you can sync your home automation systems with Alexa to optimize your home more than ever.
How to Get Started
Syncing Alexa with your home automation devices will allow for a more streamlined system. To get started, you’ll first need to download the Alexa app and set up a specific skill. Setting up a skill allows you to tell all of your home automation devices what you want them to do, via Alexa.
Search the Alexa app to find each device’s list of skills. Pair the device with Alexa and then enable the skill. Once you’ve done this step, you’re ready to roll.
Sync Alexa With These Home Automation Systems
Alexa has the capability to work together with a seemingly endless lineup of products, and the list is always growing. Here are just a few home automation systems you can sync with your Alexa:
Smart doorbells from makers like Ring and Nest can easily sync with Alexa and viewed from the mobile app. This will allow you to view your porch from anywhere in the world, as well as remotely talk back to someone who is standing on your doorstep.
Philips Hue Lightbulbs
Install Philips Hue Lightbulbs and sync with Alexa in order to turn lights on and off with the touch of a finger on your phone. You can also set timers so lights come on at a certain time every day, or schedule lights to come on while you’re out of town.
Smart Garage Door Control
You’ll never have to wonder if you left the garage door open when you sync your smart garage door remote with Alexa. Get mobile access to closing and opening your garage door from your phone, and get alerts when you’ve left the garage door open.
Nest Learning Thermostat
Make your home a more comfortable place to be with the Nest Learning Thermostat. When you sync with Alexa, you can change the temperature of the thermostat with your voice, or create custom settings on the app.
Vivint Home Automation Packages
The one thing that the above systems have in common is that they represent little automation pieces that all work separately with Alexa. A different way to go about it is to go with a comprehensive automation system that includes the individual functions you need. Smart thermostat? Check. Door locks and cameras? Those too. Switches and lights and cameras? All seamlessly integrated.
Automate Your Home Today
Start syncing your home automation devices with Alexa, and you’ll be in for a more convenient, comfortable lifestyle. You’ll love having a streamlined system for operating your devices and controlling the environment within your home, even when you’re away.