What Does The Future Hold For Voice Automation?

Voice command devices (VCD) and services are certainly becoming an everyday occurrence these days, the constant improvements in the technology mean that the results are much more consistent in our everyday lives. Voice automation control removes the need for understanding complex buttons, dials and switches and enables you to activate and control devices when you are otherwise busy or have your hands full.

Much of the newer technology is capable of dealing with multiple voices and commands regardless of accent or dialect and can begin to imitate real conversation. We’re all familiar now with Amazon’s Echo, Apple’s Siri, voice control for our in-car sat nav and call centre call direction, but what is available now and will be available in the future? Keep reading to find out!

Managing Your Home With Voice Control

The possibilities of voice automation are limited only by your imagination. Imagine arriving home, the security system disarms and unlocks the doors at the sound of your voice, which is handy as you’re carrying bags!

On top of this, you can command your home to light the way to your destination room, sadly it won’t unpack your bags and put things away, but don’t worry, robots are on the way!

The Amazon Echo

Amazon’s Alexa is a great product to integrate with your automated home system. Already popular for playing music, asking questions and adjusting lighting. However, if integrated with a  Control4 or Crestron system you can enable it to adjust the entire room/home settings with just one command!

Morning Routine With Voice Automation

You might have a “Good Morning” setting, where the blinds lift, your favourite radio station bursts into life, and the lights turn on if you want the room to get brighter. When you get out of bed, maybe the coffee machine springs into action and the oven heats up ready for croissants? Or, you may need to call out for a few groceries to be added to the online shop.

As you set off for the day, you can command your home system to shut down, switching off all home appliances and lights, and activating your security system to give you peace of mind when leaving the house.

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Set The Tone With Voice Activation

Depending on the way you live, it’s possible to configure a multitude of moods and occasion settings, with your own commands, for example;

1. “I’d like to relax in the Sitting Room”

  • The lighting is low although maybe a favourite reading lamp is brighter
  • Soft music plays through the in-ceiling speakers
  • The fire flickers on a low setting
  • The blinds smoothly drop
  • The thermostat adjusts to a comfortable setting

2. “I’m entertaining this evening”

  • Mood Lighting and heating
  • Party playlist throughout the house

3. “Let’s watch a Movie” or name the film in the command…

  • Projector and Screen activate
  • Surround sound system switches on
  • Lighting lowers as film starts
  • Window shades lowered
  • Rumble seats on standby

4. “Good Morning” “GoodNight” “Goodbye”

  • Total System start or shut down

There really is no limit to the commands and functions that your devices can perform. It’s all designed to make life easier, more comfortable, more energy efficient and more time liberating.

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If you’re looking to implement voice automation throughout your home, then why not message our home automation experts. With over 20+ years of experience, our expert, friendly team has the knowledgeable to advise, design and install a system that’s perfect for you.  

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