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Are you late to hop on the smart speaker train? If so, you’re in luck: These home management devices remain popular – and now, they’re even more dynamic. If your home is getting its first Alexa, Google Home or Amazon Echo for Christmas or Hanukkah this year and you’re already a smart home security system owner, you’ll be able to do even more with it than other households. Here are a couple of scenarios that illustrate how integrating the two systems can make home life simpler, safer and even more fun.

Scenario #1: Perfect Dinner and Distraction-Free Driving

Sure, smart speaker devices can play music – but most people who buy them have lots of other things in mind. Chances are, you’ll be asking yours to check on the time, the weather or the news for you. But there’s even more you can do with it once it’s integrated with your smart home security system. In this first scenario, you’re at the stove cooking dinner and your spouse is pulling in the driveway after work.

Although it’s easy for him to pull out his smartphone and open the garage door with his home security app, it’s even easier – and, safer – for you to give your speaker a voice command to do it. Because your device is connected to your smart home security system, the garage door opens immediately. Your spouse didn’t have to become a distracted driver on the phone, and you didn’t have to leave the room and burn dinner. Win-win!

Scenario #2: Impress Houseguests and Save Time

When smart speakers first entered the scene, consumers loved showing them off to houseguests – and why not? They’re great gadgets to have. But when your smart speaker is connected to your smart home security system, the party tricks don’t stop at asking it trivia questions. If guests are too cold or too warm, ask your Alexa, Echo or Google Home to turn on the heat or AC. Want a cozier vibe in the den or dining room? Tell your speaker to lower the lights. When your smart home security system is connected to your home management device, you can do all these things and more.

If you already own a smart home security system and you’re ready for a smart speaker, get ready for home life to be less difficult and more comfortable. For more information on connecting your home management devices, contact F.E. Moran Security Solutions. We’ll be glad to answer your questions.  

About F.E. Moran Security Solutions

Since 2003, F.E. Moran Security Solutions has been a relationship-driven security company that is provides superior customer service, quality installations and state-of-the-art monitoring – and now, our services include smart home upgrades. We are proud that one of the top 50 security companies in the U.S., ranked by SDM Magazine, is our home security company in Illinois. 

Jeremy Simmons
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