Nexia Now Integrates with Amazon Echo to Enable Hands-Free Whole-Home Automation
Smart home leader Nexia, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, today gave subscribers the ability to control Nexia-certified devices in their home - starting with lighting, thermostats and plug-in wall modules - with simple voice commands through Amazon Echo. Additional features will be added soon.
"Echo is one of the great technological breakthroughs of the past several years and our users immediately saw its potential as a convenient way to help manage their homes," said George Land, general manager of Nexia. "Controlling your home with simple, secure and reliable voice commands makes Nexia an even more Seamless and indispensable part of daily life."
Nexia's free integration with Amazon's Alexa-powered devices - including Echo, the new Echo Dot and Amazon Tap - delivers natural-speech smart home control with Amazon's popular voice-activated personal assistant.
"As Amazon enhances Echo support for additional smart home features, Nexia will continue to refine and enhance its voice control offering to deliver the best user experience possible," Land said.
Nexia subscribers with an Echo can:
- Turn lights on or off with simple commands such as, "Alexa, turn on the front porch light."
- Adjust the thermostat by saying, "Alexa, lower the temperature two degrees" or "Alexa, set the heat at 68 degrees."
- Set custom lighting settings such as, "Alexa, set the dining room light to 50 percent."
- Activate small appliances using a plug-in module such as, "Alexa, turn on the coffee pot."
"We're thrilled to work with Nexia to bring Alexa to a new ecosystem of smart home products, continuing our mission to provide a hands-free, convenient voice experience to our shared customers," said Charlie Kindel, director of Alexa Smart Home. "As one of the most established smart home providers, Nexia's product lineup - including powerful Trane and American Standard thermostats - expands the range of devices customers can control all by just using their voice."
Current subscribers can activate Nexia on Echo by enabling the Nexia skill in the Skills menu on the Alexa app.
Nexia is a leading smart home system and a brand of Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR). Powered primarily by secure Z-Wave and WiFi technology, Nexia allows users to expand their systems with hundreds of devices from some of the nation's top manufacturers - including Schlage, General Electric, First Alert, Trane, American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning, Andersen and Pella - to create a truly smart home that adjusts to busy lives. For more information, visit www.nexiahome.com.
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