Lutron Integrates Systems With Voice Assisted Home Tech
Connected home innovation continues as lighting control pioneer Lutron Electronics announced integration of it HomeWorks QS and GRAFIK RA 2 systems with with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Sonos.
The systems will deliver integrated control of light, temperature, music and voice-assisted services in smart homes.
- Amazon Alexa - Using an Alexa skill, customers in the UK and Germany with an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot device in their home can now enjoy hands-free, voice-activated control of lights, blinds and temperature through HomeWorks QS or GRAFIK RA 2 systems. Adding the simplicity of voice-activated scene and room control to Lutron systems is an ideal match for homeowners looking to use this popular new technology. Alexa-enabled devices are typically used where people spend most of their time, for instance the family room and kitchen.
- Apple HomeKit - Starting in March, the Lutron Connect Bridge, part of the HomeWorks QS and GRAFIK RA 2 systems, will support Apple HomeKit, enabling homeowners to control their Lutron systems using the Apple Home app, Siri, or third-party HomeKit apps on their iPhone or iPad. Homeowners can control lights in specific rooms or areas. For example, just before bed, tell Siri "turn the lights off" and the Bridge will turn off lights throughout the house. Unsure if the kitchen light is still on? Ask Siri to check and if so, turn it off.
- Sonos - Music lovers can now control their home's sights and sounds in a simple and personalised way with Sonos-endorsed integration with HomeWorks QS and GRAFIK RA 2, along with a new Pico RF remote control for audio. This gives consumers direct, one-touch control of any Sonos speaker alongside lights, blinds and temperature, when used with Lutron's smart home systems.
HomeWorks QS and GRAFIK RA 2 are available from authorized dealers throughout Europe. A Lutron Connect Bridge is required for integration with the Lutron systems and Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Sonos. The free Lutron Connect App is available for both Apple and Android smart devices.
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