2018 is the year of the artificial intelligence assistant takeover. The popularity of home devices has taken off, with 1 in 6 adults in the US owning a smart speaker—39 million people—and sales doubling in 2017. Sales are expected to continue growing, and interest surrounding voice assistants is expected to pique with the release of the highly anticipated Apple HomePod. According to a report from Juniper Research, voice assistants will be installed in 55% of U.S. households by 2020. The quick success and adoption of voice assistants establishes the bright future for smart technology.
With the promising future of voice, TiO is excited to introduce voice control to simplify home automation even further, by making it hands-free. Through TiO, Amazon Alexa can now control lights, climate, music, security, and more.
So, what does this mean for builders and homeowners?
TiO creates preconfigured packages, so all you need to do is plug in the smart speaker and the Master Coordinator, leaving all the programming to TiO. This means on installation day, you can use voice control right out of the box. No tricks. No gimmicks. It’s all ready to go, since your bespoke TiO system is tailored to your needs. The option to include smart speakers in TiO’s system and easy commands for pre-configured experiences will allow for quick and easy voice control over the home. Install TiO with voice in your model homes to show buyers the simplicity, and possibilities with home automation.
Your customers can create their own experiences and set the mood using only their voice. Imagine telling Alexa “Goodnight” and having a 30 second delay to get into bed while the bedroom lights and downstairs lights turn off, the smooth jazz turns on, and the air conditioning is set to 68 degrees. Or, tell Alexa it’s “Party Time” and the home’s speakers turn on at a set volume and the living room lights up. Whatever the scenario, homeowners can take full ownership of TiO, creating experiences to fit their own life. And if they have a problem, we’ll take it from there through our TiO support team.