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Alarm.com to Provide Smart Home Control Through Amazon Echo

Using Amazon Echo’s cloud-based voice service, Alexa, Alarm.com users can control the lighting and comfort in their smart home.

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By SSI Staff · January 7, 2016

LAS VEGAS — Alarm.com announced plans for smart home voice control for lighting and smart thermostats through Amazon Echo. Alarm.com users will be able to control the lighting and comfort in their smart home with the hands-free convenience of voice commands. With Amazon Echo and the Amazon cloud-based voice service, Alexa, a simple spoken command, such as, “Alexa, turn on the living room lights,” triggers a response in the home.

With the ability to control customized light groups and names, Alarm.com users can create personalized controls for their home. They can adjust all the lights in a particular room or floor and can name specific lights to enable unique commands such as, “Alexa, turn on the Christmas tree lights.”

Alarm.com says it’s one of the first smart home security platforms to integrate Amazon Echo. With a broad ecosystem of connected devices, Alarm.com also plans to expand voice control and enable new interactions through Alexa’s Skills Kit.

“Making the smart home easy to use is a key to helping consumers realize the full potential of the new technology. Amazon Echo with Alexa voice control offers an intuitive and useful way for Alarm.com users to make their smart home safer and more comfortable,” said Jay Kenny, senior vice president of marketing at Alarm.com. “Alarm.com integrates devices across the home into a single solution, which we are making easier to use every day through intuitive apps and new user experiences that go beyond the traditional app.”

The Amazon Echo and Alexa integration makes voice control the latest in a wide range of options for controlling an Alarm.com smart home. Users can already interact with their homes via the web, smartphone and tablet apps (iOS, Android and Windows Phone) and apps for wearables and smart TVs.

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