Smart Home Automation is a necessity in today’s era. Technology is rushing into our lives in more ways than one. Enabling your home with it is only the next normal thing to do. With smart homes, you are not only able to make your life convenient but also safer. It helps in not only smart living but also in energy optimisation and reducing energy bills.
The Internet of Things or IoT is allowing ‘magic’ inside your home as all you have to do is give commands to make appliances and other items work!
Two Stars of Home Automation
Though there are several voice assistants available, the two stars among them are Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
Voice assistants are the fundamentals of a smart home. They are convenient to set up, no doubt, but they also offer convenience to users through easy voice commands. Let us get to know them more.
A simple way to describe Amazon Alexa is that it is a virtual smart assistant in Amazon’s Echo smart speaker. As it gets updated, you can teach it new commands to make it more “human-like!”
Why Amazon Alexa?
It comes with multiple handy features that will prompt you to say, perhaps, “Alexa, well done!”
Make it ‘skilled’
You can create skills that are unique to your Alexa. For example, if you want to teach it a new way of greeting, you can set it to its template in minutes.
Of course, there is Amazon Prime Music, but there are also many other music-streaming services that you can enjoy listening to using Alexa.
Track your Amazon package
Ask Alexa and she will let you know the status of your Amazon delivery, the exact date of delivery and also the stages of the delivery. If you set up your pizza delivery service also with Alexa, she will notify you about your pizza as well. Cool, huh?
It makes your home safe
With Alexa Guard switched on, it can check any suspicious activity or sounds and notify you when you are not at home. You can also switch on and off the lights remotely through Alexa to make it look like the house is occupied.
The smart home hub from Google works well with Google-powered devices but works equally well with many other gadgets and appliances. One of its best features is that it is Google-powered and gives you an extra advantage over Amazon Alexa.
Google Home also has many common features like Amazon Alexa, but it also has a few additional features.
First, Google Home understands multiple commands. For example, you can say, “OK Google, play HBO and raise the volume!” and it will be able to do just what you asked.
Second, Google Home understands follow-up questions.
Another exciting feature is that you can set up short commands on Google Home. If you want to create a certain ambience in your room, from lights to temperature setting, you can say, “Ok Google, Party Time!” and there you have it!
You can also change the voice of Google Home if you so wish. The night mode setting will reduce the volume of speakers and dim the lights for you.
With these exciting features, it is only imperative that you get these wonderful voice assistants to make your home smarter and ‘obedient!’
Now, get devices that pair up with the smart voice assistants, and you can sit back and relax, giving orders and getting what you want (in terms of controlling devices, but for more, you will have to give IoT a little more time!)
Oakter has some amazing home automation devices that work with Amazon Alexa and Google Home to make your life easier, home smarter through welcoming technology into your home in all its glory. All you need are the easy commands #AskAlexa or #HeyGoogle, and your appliances start to work!
Best Smart Home Automation Devices (Voice-controlled) of 2021 from Oakter
Oakter Smart Plugs or OakPlugs comes in two versions, Mini and Plus. These smart Wi-Fi plugs can be controlled with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. All you need to do is to plug it in your socket and then, plug the appliances you wish to automate on the plug and use it to control.
Be it your geyser, air conditioner, set-top box, or lights, you can automate your appliances through OakPlugs. Since you can control the appliances using a mobile app, you can operate them from anywhere in the world.
While OakPlug Mini supports up to 1.3 KW at 230V, OakPlug Plus supports up to 3.6W at 230V. Its inbuilt power surge protection keeps your appliances safe and protected always.
Download the Oakter App on your smartphone and you can start giving orders to your voice assistant!
OakRemote – Smart & Efficient
An internet-connected smart IR blaster universal remote controller, OakRemote can be used to control all the devices with remotes, such as air conditioners, coolers, TV, set-top box, speakers, and more. Instead of many remotes leaving you confused, use the single OakRemote and make your life easier!
Its compatibility with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant ensures that they obey your simple voice commands.
Ask Alexa, “Alexa, Mute the TV!” and you can go to sleep without having to get up from your cosy bed to physically reach the TV switch.
Download the Oakter Smart Home App, and you can start using your innovative OakRemote.
OakRemote is also one of the most popular universal remotes in India as it is a bestseller on Amazon.
Amongst the best advantages of OakPlugs and OakRemote is their quality, coming from the innovative and premier smart home automation brand Oakter. The products are Made in India and give you convenient customer care support through a Whatsapp number.
When you can convert your home into a smart home with minimal effort, a few devices, and affordable prices, why wait? Get your OakRemote and OakPlugs today and see the value they add to your life!