Irvine, California – September 25, 2015 – Insteon®, creators of the world’s premier home automation and control technology, today announced that you can control Insteon devices with Amazon Echo. With Amazon Echo, Insteon Hub (2245-222) customers can use their voice to control their Insteon connected home.
Alexa, the brain behind Amazon Echo, will be able to understand and facilitate requests from across the room. Users can say, “Alexa, set the living room lamp to 50 percent” or “Alexa, turn off AllLights” to direct their Insteon devices. Users can also create a group that includes Insteon devices, as well as other manufacturers such as Philips Hue and Belkin WeMo controlling all of them with Amazon Echo.
“Through our collaboration with Insteon, we’ve expanded the capabilities of Amazon Echo and brought in more options for automated home owners,” said Greg Hart, Vice President, Amazon Echo and Alexa Voice Services. “We’re excited about the breadth and depth of Insteon product offerings and the impact this integration is going to have for customers, bringing voice commands to more connected homes.”
To get started, customers will need to use the Amazon Alexa app to give Echo access to the Insteon Hub. Then, they can control select Insteon wall switches, plug-in modules and more. Since Amazon Echo is designed around your voice, hands-free and always ready – it’s easy to ask Alexa to turn on the lights when your hands are full, or ask her to turn off the lights at a moment’s notice. You can also use Amazon Echo to adjust dimmable lights to a certain level, if desired.
“Amazon Echo is a major game changer for consumers who have been asking for voice control of Insteon devices,” said Joe Dada CEO of Insteon. “We’re deeply committed to working with leading companies like Amazon to advance the connected home, and Echo is the perfect complement, creating a more fluid, voice control experience for our customers.”
Insteon is the world’s best-selling wireless home-control networking technology and has been in business for more than 20 years. Common applications include remote-control HVAC, timers, lighting, cameras, leak sensing, humidity sensing, occupancy sensing, garage-door sensing and control and more. Dual-band Insteon signals communicate simultaneously via radio waves and a home’s electrical wiring, making Insteon 100 times more reliable than competing connected home solutions.
Insteon® transforms the "connected home" from a buzzword into reality. We make life simple by connecting you to the things that matter. Control your lights, alarms, thermostats – all your things – from wherever you are in the world. Insteon's patented technology is simple and reliable, powering the most fail-safe connected home on the market. With more than 200 Insteon products available today and thousands of developers, we bring all of the things in your home into elegant command. It’s your house, turn it on.