Voice control technology is something we’re very excited about at Gleeson's Home Entertainment and Automation. Here’s a list of eight awesome home devices to use with your favorite voice control technology.
Light switches, light bulbs, dimmer switches, LED bulbs, and even LED light strips can all be bought in smart versions. No longer will you have to live life in the dark ages by getting up and walking all the way to the other side of the room to turn your lights on and off. And just think of the possibilities with voice-controlled patio string lights and decorations. You’ve spent a lot of the last year cooped up inside; explore how you can voice-control the stylish aesthetic of your outdoor space!
Have an appliance that you want to control with your voice, but can’t find a voice-equipped model?
Grab a smart plug. This way, you can control power to said device with your voice, even if the device itself isn’t able to work with your automation system. Of course, if you are worried about getting everything to work with your automation system or want to make sure you are setting everything up correctly, give us a call. We’re always here to help with all your technology needs!
3. Security Cameras
Home safety is important, especially when you might be taking out-of-town vacations. Some people use this time of year as an excuse to find a weak spot in your home security system. It’s always best to be safe rather than sorry, and voice-controlled smart cameras can integrate with the rest of your home security system and really help create a full-home security solution. With one, you can focus on unwinding your loved ones instead of worrying about what’s going on at home.
4. Door Locks
On the topic of safety, smart cameras aren’t the only way to up your security game this summer. Smart locks not only make your home safer, but they also integrate and work with your voice assistant. That’s right — you’ll be able to combine safety and voice control.
It’s the time of the year when you’re cooling your house yet snuggling under a light blanket at night. And there’s nothing worse than having to get out from the comfort of your couch cocoon to adjust the temperature on the thermostat.
Changing the temperature in the house with just a simple voice command without leaving the couch is a great convivence, and it can really help the whole family deal with changing weather and temperatures this time of year.
There’s no better way to celebrate the summer than a brand-new, high-quality TV. 4K is hitting its stride — and you can even go further into the future with TV sets that offer voice control combability. Whether you are looking for a brand-new screen for your den or are looking to finally upgrade to a projector for your home theater, you can get it all in voice-controlled models.
7. Sound System
Summer and summer playlists go together like, well, lemonade and ice, pools and bathing suits, sand and sandals, and everything else warm-weather related! So, there’s no reason that you can’t also control your music with the same voice that you use to belt out the chorus to “Under the Boardwalk” by The Drifters each year.
Not all voice control applications need to be fun — some of them can be functional, too! Your home is bound to get dirty over the summer no matter how hard you try to keep things (or bare feet) tidy, so some voice-automated vacuums are sure to go a long way. They’ll keep everything clean, no matter how many neighbor kids are tracking dirt in from the backyard.
Whatever your needs are this summer — be it voice controlled TVs for the kids or finally getting that smart home automation system installed — you can’t go wrong shopping local with us. Head over to our