With Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, you can have your own personal assistant in every room of the house. But what exactly can these voice control products help you with? Here are some products to use with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, plus what you can ask the virtual assistants to do:
Ever gotten so comfortable on the couch that you just don't want to get up and adjust the lights? When you use Z-Wave smart lighting devices with compatible Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, you don't have to.
The ZWP Z-Wave Plus In Wall Smart Light Dimmer Switch, for example, lets you control your lights with just a few words. Simply say, "Alexa, turn off the kitchen lights." With this smart dimmer switch, you can even create custom lighting scenes to suit your lifestyle. Setting in for a movie night? Customize your lighting scene so that, when you say, "Alexa, it's movie time," the living room lights dim to that perfect, movie-theater glow.
Other Z-Wave devices let you control even more than lights, such as the Leviton Decora Z-Wave Plus Plug-in Smart Outlet. Compatible with Amazon Alexa, this smart outlet also lets you turn on and off other small appliances. Specifically engineered to function with extremely sensitive, low-wattage light sources, such as a strand of lights, this outlet is perfect for controlling decorations. Just say, "Alexa, turn on the string lights!"
The whole point of smart home technology is to make your life easier--not more complicated. And Z-Wave devices do just that.
For example, the Trane XL824 Nexia Control Thermostat/Hub, when connected to Amazon Alexa, lets you effortlessly control your home's heating, cooling, and energy usage. With the ability to create up to six daily heating or cooling schedules, you can flip from hot to cold with one simple command. Just say: "Alexa, set the living room to 68 degrees."
Besides helping you control your home's lighting and temperature, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant can also help you keep your home safe and secure.
When used with Z-Wave compatible devices, such as the August Smart Lock Pro + Connect, you can control and monitor your doors with just your voice from any room in the house.
For instance, suppose you're expecting company. See when your guests arrive at the door with the accompanying app on your smartphone. Then, unlock the door to let them in by saying, "Unlock the front door."
Whether you prefer to pair it with Google's Assistant or Amazon's Alexa, the Smart Lock Pro lets you secure your home without ever turning a key.
When you use Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant with compatible Z-Wave products, it's okay to be bossy--in fact, it's recommended.
Find more Z-Wave devices to connect to your virtual assistant to build your smart home ecosystem and make your life easier.