The convenience and comfort with which you can perform tasks are one of the main reasons that lead to the increase in the adoption of connected devices with voice assistants.
Optimize lighting energy costs, set opening and closing times for the bedroom curtain or even control the garage door without leaving the car – all this is now possible to control directly by voice.
Also known as “smart-speakers”, voice assistants connect to the internet and have the ability to synchronize with different devices, such as smart switches, gate motors, automatic blinds, among others.
Yes, voice assistants are here to stay and we developed this article to share with you how they work. Read on to learn more.
What are voice assistants?
Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Siri, Cortana, among others. These are some good examples of voice assistants.
Voice assistants are devices with artificial intelligence that work through voice commands. Its versatility and functionality increases with integration with other devices.
For a more connected home, it is not enough just to have a voice assistant, it is also necessary that your devices and/or appliances are smart, that is, connectable to the internet.
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According to a report by eMarketer, which presents a series of predictions about the growth of smart homes, by 2025, 64.1 million homes in the United States will have a smart home device, which will represent 48.4% of North American homes. By 2023, these numbers will be at 60.4 million and 46.5%.
How can you use voice assistants in your routine?
From knowing the weather forecast, the latest news, listening to music, to establishing a sequence of routines, such as several actions for a single command.
João wakes up daily at 6 am to go to work. To optimize his time, he programmed a routine to turn on the bedroom light, know the weather forecast, traffic and listen to the main news of the day. For that, he defined only one command: “Hey Alexa, start morning routine.”
There’s a world to explore when it comes to the commands you can give your voice assistant. Discover some examples:
- Control the lighting of the spaces of the house
- Control air conditioning and other smart devices
- Listen to news, weather and traffic
- Play music
- Develop shopping list
- Schedule to watch Netflix
- Translate sentences
- Schedule review
- Listen to jokes
- Find nearby locations on trips
- Between others
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MCONNECT – Connection with voice assistants
The launch of the MCONNECT range of Wi-Fi modules continues to be a success. After all, there is nothing more convenient than being able to configure accesses remotely, updated and in real time. Is not true?
Therefore, we continue to invest and innovate in its features to create more value for our customers.
Currently, it is possible to connect the MCONNECT APP with the Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice assistants (iOS and android).
“Hey Alexa! Open the garage door.”
“Hey Google! Turn off the garden light.”
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Discover the complete range and all the features
The MCONNECT range comprises the BRIDGE, SHUTTER and DUAL SWITCH modules, which can be used independently.
Would you like to know more? See the product presentation page and learn about the features of the different modules.
We hope this article has been useful to you, we are happy to help. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.