Innovation is the key these days, and while we are all reinventing ourselves, why not upgrade the place you call home? Internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence and augmented reality, are all working together to bring about a change in the way we live our lives.
And the next big thing is voice assistants or voice-controlled devices. They are with you at every moment, assisting you with your day-to-day. So wouldn’t it make perfect sense to install smart home upgrades that you can control using your voice assistant such as Alexa of Google Home?
Controlling multiple devices used in your home through your Google Home, Alexa, or any other voice assistant, helps ease your life and can make you feel safer. Since smart home technologies use internet-connected devices, you get the advantage to control your lights, switches, etc. remotely, making sure you didn’t leave anything on or off that wasn’t supposed to be. Lighting, heating, cooling, audio, video, television, security, and cameras are just a few devices that you operate using your voice assistant, how convenient is that!

At Cotton Electric, we get quite a lot of requests to upgrade homes and offices, to enable them with voice control. There’s a lot of reasons why property owners chose to do this, a few of which we have listed below:

Makes You Feel Safer
Telling your voice assistant to turn on the lights before you walk through your dark home or office can definitely help you feel safe. Imagine being able to control all your security-based smart devices such as locks, security systems, etc. remotely. So there’s no worry even if you think you’ve forgotten to lock the door, you can simply check in your app and lock it instantly or turn on lights so that it appears your home when you’re away. Access your security cam footage at any time so you can know what is going on at all times.

Eases Your Life
With voice-enabled smart home devices, there’s no need for you to keep telling your kids to “turn off the lights” every single day. One simple command to your voice assistant and the work is done. Dimming the lights, or lowering temperature also reduces energy usage, helping you save money on energy bills and also reduce your carbon footprint. Isn’t that wonderful?

More Control Over Your Home
Since you’ll be able to manage everything from a few commands of your voice, it gives you better control over what’s being used and how in your home. If you have kids, controlling devices in their rooms becomes so much easier. For pets, there are pet cams and treat dispensers that can be connected to your voice assistant and help you look over your pets while you’re away.
It’s just fun!
Isn’t it so much fun to be able to control your home with simple voice instructions? To see your family happy and safe and your pets getting fed, even if you are not physically there, is amazing! Having voice-enabled devices to control your smart home and office makes your life easier and of course, smarter.
Are you ready to upgrade your home to a smart home? Then ask your voice assistant to give Cotton Electric a call at 972-296-4020 and get started!