Written by Mascha

Amazon Alexa for home control

Amazon Alexa makes your smart home even smarter. Control your smart lighting, switches, thermostat, and IP cameras with your voice and set personal routines. It (almost) doesn't get any more personal and innovative than this. On this page, you can read what is possible.

Smart Home

Amazon Alexa & Smart Lights

Smart lighting

If you connect your smart lights to your Alexa device, you can control them with your voice. Give a command to dim or change the color of the smart lights. You can do this with all of your connected smart lights, in every room of the house. This means you can create the right mood in every room. "Alexa, turn on the kitchen lights." "Alexa, dim the bedroom lights." "Alexa, turn the living room lights pink."

Amazon Alexa & Smart Plugs

Smart plugs

Smart plugs, also called smart connectors, are useful elements to optimize your smart home. You can use them to transform devices into smart devices. All you need to do is insert the connector of the electrical appliance into the smart plug. Since the smart plug is linked to Alexa, you can control the smart product with your voice. "Alexa, turn on the light." "Alexa, turn off the fan." "Alexa, turn on the coffee machine."

Amazon Alexa & smart thermostats

Smart thermostats

Easily control your smart thermostat by giving the right commands. You can turn the heating up or down from any room in the house using just your voice. If you forgot to turn down the heating before going to bed, you no longer have to go downstairs. You'll also save on your energy bill because with a smart thermostat, you heat in an eco-friendly way and only when you're actually at home. "Alexa, set the living room to 20 degrees." "Alexa, what is the temperature in my bedroom?" "Alexa, set the temperature to 15 degrees."

Alexa and IP cameras and Smart Doorbells

IP cameras & smart doorbells

With an IP camera and smart doorbell, you can monitor your home anytime, anywhere. The combination of these cameras and Alexa ensures you can see exactly what you're asking by giving the right commands. This gives you a sense of of control and safety. Whether you're at home or not, you always have an overview of what is going in and around your house. You can place an IP camera in the nursery, for example, as it has functions similar to those of a baby monitor. "Alexa, show me the living room." "Alexa, show me the front door." "Alexa, show me the nursery."

Routines

Alexa app

Alexa app

You've installed the Alexa app and you're ready to control all your smart products in the house with commands (voice controls). It's time for the next step: setting a routine.

Create a routine with Alexa

Create a routine

A routine is a series of actions you set in motion with one command. For example, you can set the command "Alexa, start my day". After saying this, the speaker will tell you the weather forecast, your smart lights will turn on, and the coffee machine will start grinding beans.

Personalize with Alexa

Personalize

Go to Create Routine in the Alexa app and create your personal routine. You can set both the command and the actions fully to your wishes. Think of: *"Alexa, start my workout." * "Alexa, I'm home." and "Alexa, I'm leaving the house."

Mascha
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