Nexia, Others Join Amazon Echo

NicoleMotta on Tuesday January 5, 2016 at 10:56:25 AM

Nexia, Others Join Amazon Echo

At CES 2016 in Las Vegas, connected home company Nexia announced that it now supports Amazon's smart home speaker.

"For a home to be truly smart, it must adapt to the changing needs of the homeowner and run on its own in the background," said George Land, General Manager of Nexia. "With the targeted innovations announced at CES, Nexia continues to simplify and automate many aspects of daily life. This gives Nexia users more time to do the things they enjoy with the peace of mind that Nexia has them – and their home – covered." At CES, Nexia announced Voice and Amazon Echo integration, allowing users "hands-free control" of their smart appliances, using their smartphones or Amazon's popular home assistant. Nexia also announced a new Windows 10 app, an online portal for HVAC monitoring, new indoor and outdoor wireless cameras, a new doorbell sensor, water damage prevention and water savings products, color changing light bulbs, and a new Nexia controller.

Nexia is not the only company to have announced Amazon Echo support at CES so far. Alarm.com also announced plans for smart home voice control via Echo. Users will be able to control smart lighting and thermostats with voice commands such as, "Alexa, turn on the kitchen lights," and Echo should illuminate the room. Users will be able to set customized light groups and names, as well as other personalized controls. Like Nexia, Alarm.com looks to simplify smart homes. Other new Echo features include a new fitness command that allows Alexa to guide users through a workout.

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