Voice control in Smart Homes

You’re in command: voice control in Smart Homes.

All you need to control your Smart Home is your voice – thanks to Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant.

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What is voice-controlled home automation?

In Smart Homes, “voice control“ means exactly that: activating functions by speaking out loud. AI technology (short for “Artificial Intelligence“) thereby analyses what you say and responds accordingly.

In Smart Homes, “voice control“ means exactly that: activating functions by speaking out loud. AI technology (short for “Artificial Intelligence“) thereby analyses what you say and responds accordingly. This enables you to stay in charge of all smart devices with minimum effort. Even better: voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant keep learning and adapt their behaviour to your personal routines.  

How to control KNX Smart Homes via voice command.

Gira KNX systems offer a wide range of convenient features – from automated lighting and energy-efficient heating to complex IFTTT scenarios. Via app or voice command, you can control your Smart Home without even pressing a switch.   

Gira KNX systems offer a wide range of convenient features – from automated lighting and energy-efficient heating to complex IFTTT scenarios. Via app or voice command, you can control your Smart Home without even pressing a switch.   

A short “Alexa, good morning“, for example, could start a scene like this: pleasantly dimmed lighting fills the room, the blinds go up, and the radio starts playing.   

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With a voice assistant such as Amazon Alexa, your house will fulfil your every wish.

Possibilities with Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant.

If you opt for a KNX system, you can control building functions either via the Gira X1 mini server or the Gira HomeServer. Once the installation is complete, all available functions can be activated (or deactivated) via Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant. There are various options for voice control in your Smart Home: 

If you opt for a KNX system, you can control building functions either via the Gira X1 mini server or the Gira HomeServer. Once the installation is complete, all available functions can be activated (or deactivated) via Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant. There are various options for voice control in your Smart Home: 

  • switching lights on and off 

  • dimming lights  

  • adjusting the light colour and temperature 

  • setting up lighting scenes 

How voice-controlled Smart Homes make life easier.

As their name suggests, voice “assistants” are there to help you out whenever you need them. This will leave you with much more time on your hands for more important – and pleasant – things. Imagine coming home after a stressful day at work:    

As their name suggests, voice “assistants” are there to help you out whenever you need them. This will leave you with much more time on your hands for more important – and pleasant – things. Imagine coming home after a stressful day at work:    

  • As soon as you walk through the front door, you tell your assistant to play your favourite music.  

  • After enjoying a relaxed dinner, you finally lay down in bed and give the last order for the night: “Alexa, turn off all lights in 20 minutes.“  

  • Thanks to voice-controlled light switches in your Smart Home, you can now dose off knowing that everything will be in perfect order.  

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“Alexa, music on!“ All it takes to control your Smart Home is a simple voice command. Source: G-Pulse editorial team

Voice control for accessible Smart Homes.

As an alternative to switches and apps, voice commands prove particularly useful for people with physical impairments. Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant thus go a long way in making a home more accessible.

As an alternative to switches and apps, voice commands prove particularly useful for people with physical impairments. Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant thus go a long way in making a home more accessible. The light on the upper floor is still on? Then you’ll just tell your house to switch it off – no matter from which room. Voice-controlled Smart Homes offer a variety of options to navigate daily life as intuitively as possible.  

By the way: with every new function that your voice assistant learns, your KNX system will become a little bit smarter as well. So you can just lean back and let your house take care of all the rest.  

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