Voice assistants are increasingly common in a smart home. And Google is ready to help you wherever you are. For example, playing music, turning on the television, turning off the lights, or ordering anything through voice assistants will be a habit that will grow in the coming years.
According to a British research and data house, it is expected that by 2023, 8,000 million voice assistants will be used. Currently, we have an infinite number of options. However, one of the leaders of this field globally is Google, compatible with FIBARO (leading manufacturer of residential IoT solutions).
Google Assistant for your smart home FIBARO
As it is well known, Fibaro has had great success among the public interested in home automation for its Z Wave devices. Plug & play, and compatible with most platforms in the market.
Z Wave: What is it?
Z Wave is a wireless communication protocol that allows common household products such as lights, blinds, and appliances to communicate with each other. Furthermore, by accessing it from a smartphone or tablet, it is possible to control them and create scenes according to the needs of each inhabitant. For example: Turn on the lights when presence is detected. Also, program the irrigation system at a predetermined time. As result, bringing comfort, security, energy-saving, and connectivity to your family.
Additionally, Z-Wave is less susceptible to interference. Because, it handles a lower frequency than the signals that generally abound in a house or building (908.4 Mhz vs. 2.4 GHz).
The Z Wave signal travels easily through walls, floors and ceilings. Regarding its coverage, it is quite wide and robust, which guarantees excellent communication.
What can we do with Z Wave?
You can control all the elements of a smart home. For example, controlling lights, temperature, electronic devices, multimedia, appliances, access, intrusion systems, irrigation control, and gates. And the best is that you can do it from a smartphone, tablet, or by voice commands.
The integration of Google Assistant with the FIBARO system
It is quite simple. Indeed, you can do it through the Google Assistant application as it is compatible and ready to use with Fibaro. Once done, all FIBARO smart devices are controlled through voice commands.
To integrate Google Assistant for your smart home:
- Download Google Home App.
- Then, on the start control, touch Add (plus symbol)
- Finally, select Fibaro and follow the steps to link the accounts.
There are multiple benefits to a smart home, and those were discussed in a previous article. However, we are here talking about the benefits of using Google Assistant and Fibaro to enjoy your smart home.
Google Assistant for your smart home makes it possible to perform multiple tasks with voice alone. Certainly, the combination of this assistant with FIBARO smart devices creates a warm, intelligent, and friendly environment.
Activities as simple as watching a family movie become more special. Indeed, imagine saying “Ok Google, activate Netflix scene,” and your smart TV turns on Netflix, the lights decrease their intensity, and the air conditioning turns on. However, this is only one example of the kind of setting you can automate for you comfort. In fact, with the right settings, there is almost no limit to what you can do.
What can we ask for?
Whatever we want. Above all, it is a helper. So, we can even ask things like: What is the consumption of the dining room lights? And, it responds automatically, without us having to check it.
In fact, everything is possible in a smart home equipped with the FIBARO system and Google Assistant. From multimedia management, control of electrical accessories, temperature monitoring, heating control, lighting control, appliance control, and any specific action — or sequence of actions — you wish to program.
That is to say, that you should make your personal life more comfortable with a Google Assistant for your smart home.
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