Smart voice control makes managing and integrating your automation technology easier than ever. When paired with the right voice control system, a smart speaker can be the key device to unlock the potential of your smart home. Here are a few ways that voice-controlled home automation can make your home automation system easier to use and more useful.
Full Control Without Remotes
One of the primary goals of installing a home automation system is to streamline control of your various devices so they can all be managed from one interface. There is no doubt that having one remote is better than juggling multiple remotes, but voice control makes controlling your automation system even simpler.
Even if you have transferred control of all your home’s smart devices to one remote, you still need to be near that remote and within a decent range of your devices to have control over your systems. However, with voice control, your system will respond to you as long as you are in vocal range of the smart speaker and have a reliable wireless connection. If you install multiple speakers, you can control your entire automation system with just your voice from anywhere in your home, so you will never be tied down to a remote again.
Integrated System Management
Voice control lets you make the most of integrating multiple systems. By creating and using preset scenes for different moods or occasions around your home, voice control helps you save time and energy. For example, when you and your family are heading out on vacation, a voiceless control system will let you turn off your lights, arm your locks and engage your security system with one button press. But it would still be easier to just say “Away” and know that all of those things have happened without you needing to lift a finger or look for the remote. This is just one easy example of the impact voice control can make. You can create scenes for different moods, seasons, times of day, activities around the house, or anything else you can think of.
As smart as the devices in your home may be, there is always room for improvement. Adding voice control is one way to add new functionality to your home automation system. For example, your smart speaker can interact with systems that are not a part of your home automation setup. You can use voice control to schedule appointments, check the weather, order dinner, even do your shopping for you. By bridging the divide between the devices in your home and other digital tools you use, voice control adds new dimensions to already existing technology.