Controlling smart home devices with Alexa
can use virtual assistants like Alexa to control smart home devices, such as
lights, thermostats, and security systems. Here are some examples of smart home
devices that can be controlled with Alexa:
Hue Smart Bulbs: With the Philips Hue skill, seniors can control their smart
light bulbs with Alexa. They can turn lights on and off, dim them, and even
change their colour.
Thermostat: The Nest skill allows seniors to control their thermostats with
Alexa. They can set the temperature, adjust the schedule, and even turn the
Security System: With the Ring skill, seniors can control their Ring security
system with Alexa. They can arm and disarm the system, check the status of the
system, and even view live camera footage on an Alexa-enabled device.
Smart Lock: With the August skill, seniors can control their smart lock with
Alexa. They can lock and unlock the door, check the status of the lock, and
even create temporary access codes for guests.
Plugs: Seniors can use Alexa to control any smart plug, which can turn any
standard appliance or electronic device into a smart device. With smart plugs,
seniors can turn on and off devices like fans, coffee makers, and TVs with
important to note that seniors may need assistance with the initial setup
process, as well as learning the specific commands for their smart home
devices. Additionally, not all smart home devices may be compatible with Alexa
or other virtual assistants, so seniors should check the compatibility of their
devices before purchasing them.