Now You Can Use Alexa To Control Lutron
You can now use the power of Amazon’s Echo to control Lutron in your home. We all knew it was only a matter of time before these two amazing products converged to make something else in our life more convenient. I can tell you first hand just how awesome Alexa is. Alexa, the voice behind the Echo will soon be one of your best friends. Just ask my daughter who had a sleepover at a friends house that was committed to using Alexa for just about everything. From the “name game” to changing the music playlist, adjusting tv channels, and checking movie times, Alexa’s voice control was spot on.
Now we have the convenience of being able to control Lutron Caseta with the Echo. Caseta’s already robust wireless system now works seamlessly with the Echo to manage your lights. This is a huge advantage with the Echo, as now you have an additional control point in your home for Caseta. This is especially helpful if you have a large home or several items on your Caseta system. When paired with a Caseta Smart Bridge, you now have voice control for up to 50 items in your home.
Easy Voice Control
If you don’t think voice control of basic home functions is something you need, think about the last time you came home in the dark with bags of groceries, pets or kids in tow, and it was raining. Now think about the same scenario, opening your door and saying, “Alexa, I’m home”. With that simple phrase, your house lights up, the alarms is deactivated, the temperature is automatically adjusted if need be, and all this was done with voice control. It couldn’t be much simpler than this.
Echo Can Control Your Music Too
Beyond the high tech applications of voice control in our home, there are even more practical daily uses with this technology. One being the ability for seniors, the homebound, or people who have lost mobility to be able to control their home, entertainment, and security. Pairing the Echo with Lutron, a Nest Thermostat, or your smartphone can now offer ease of use to those who need it most. If you have older parents or grandparents, just using their voice to turn on the TV and find a show to watch is undeniably empowering and convenient. As basic functions of TV, Cable Boxes, and DVD Players become more complicated, voice control suddenly simplifies their use.
Integrate Your Lights With Amazon’s Echo Easily
Now, there is no more fumbling for a lamp or light switch in the middle of the night. Alexa can turn on the lights, dim them to the right setting and guide you to the bathroom, the kitchen, or control other parts of your home.
As with any platform, when you have complete buy-in, your experience is that much better. Echo works amazingly well with Amazon Prime and continues to get better. When you factor in Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Photo, and now Prime’s new video sharing service, you have even more ways to use the Echo.
Alexa Will Change How We Use The Internet
Have you ever come home from the store only to realize you forgot something? Now, you can ask Alexa to order the item and within a day it will show up at your door. Amazon has revolutionized how we purchase items off the internet, to the point we now expect to have just about anything we want delivered in under two days for free.
The integration between Echo and Lutron is ideal for several reasons, one being the simplicity of voice control in the rooms you use most such as the kitchen, family room, or laundry room. What was once the far flung dream of home automation is now a reliable working reality. As more and more manufactures pair their devices with the Echo, the future of home voice control technology is very exciting. We are looking forward to more companies working with Alexa in the future.