Voice-controlled smart home automation powered by Alarm.com through Amazon Echo
Vienna, VA and Las Vegas, NV January 4, 2016
- Alarm.com (Nasdaq: ALRM), the leading platform solution for the smart home, 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, ask Alarm.com to turn on the living room lights," triggers a response in the home.
With the ability to control customized light names, Alarm.com users can easily create personalized controls for their home, naming specific lights to enable unique commands such as "Alexa, ask Alarm.com to turn on the Christmas tree lights."
Alarm.com is 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.
Alarm.com is the leading cloud-based platform for the smart home. Every day, millions of people depend on Alarm.com's technology to help protect and manage the things that matter most – their homes, families, and small businesses. A broad ecosystem of IoT devices are easily controlled through a single, intuitive app and automated through intelligent analytics to help keep homes safer, smarter, and more efficient. Our innovative smarter home security, video, and energy management solutions are available through our network of thousands of professional service providers. Alarm.com is traded on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol ALRM. For more information, please visit www.alarm.com.
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