There are so many things smart home technology can do to give you greater control over your household when you’re at work, on vacation or away from the home during the day. But did you know how valuable it can be when you’re at home as well – especially if you own a virtual assistant device?
It’s true. If you own an Alexa, Google Home or Amazon Echo device, connecting it to your smart home security system gives you powerful control over all your connected features. You’ll be able to give voice commands to the device, rather than pulling out your phone to control the system. It makes everything virtually hands-free. Consider these examples.
Arming Your Alarm for the Night
When it’s time to tuck the kids into bed or settle in for the night, you can arm your security system without looking for your phone. It’s as easy as saying, “Hey Alexa (or “Okay Google”): Arm the security system.” You can do this from anywhere your virtual assistant device can hear you. And in the morning, it’s just as easy to disarm the system when you wake up and arm it again before leaving for work.
Make Door Locking an Afterthought
This integration takes away one of the most time-consuming steps to arriving home in the evening. Rather than fiddling with keys or the garage door button, you can simply command your device to lock up once you enter the house. This is for any door you have connected with smart locks. If you have your hands full when you come home at night (doesn’t everybody?), this spares you both time and hassle.
More Comfortable Home Climates
If it’s in the cold of winter or the heat of summer, you’re bound to be uncomfortable at some point during the night. But who wants to get out of bed to adjust the thermostat? You won’t have to, because now it’s as simple as telling your virtual assistant device to change the temperature: “Hey Alexa, set the temperature to 70 degrees.” What a powerful way to put your home control technology to work for you.
For busy parents or professionals, time-savers like these are invaluable. If you have a virtual assistant device and want more information on connecting it to your security system, call Wain Security. We would like the opportunity to speak with you.
About Wain Security
Since 1999, Wain Security has been a family-owned company specializing in commercial and home security. Cleveland area homes and businesses are our priority, and we care deeply about the people, families and neighbors within. For a free security audit of your home or business, contact us at (216) 475-6565.