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Make Your House A Smart Home

Make Your House A Smart Home

Alexa can turn your house into a smart home, allowing you to voice control compatible smart home devices like lights, cameras and plugs. Dim the lights, check the baby cam, or turn on the kettle using your compatible Echo device or the Alexa app. It really is the ‘smart’ way to live your life.

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Set up a Smart Device

To create a connected home, simply plug in and power on your new smart home device. Then say, “Alexa, discover devices.” You can also add devices through the Amazon Alexa app:

Before you connect your device to Alexa, complete set up for your device using the manufacturer's companion app or website.

  1. Open the Alexa app.
  2. Open More and select Add a Device.
  3. Select the type of smart home device you want to connect.
  4. Select the brand and follow the on-screen instructions.

Note: Some devices need a skill to connect to Alexa. If your device requires a skill, enable the skill in the Alexa app first.

Smart Home devices
Lights

Lights

Having to get up to flick a light switch could become a thing of the past, thanks to voice-controlled lights with Alexa. Whether you’re dimming the lights for movie night, unwinding in the bath with mood lighting, or turning off your lamp while tucked up in bed, Alexa is on hand to help.

“Alexa, turn on the kitchen lights”
“Alexa, dim the bedroom lights”
“Alexa, turn the living room lamp blue”

Plugs

Get plugged into smart home with smart plugs to control everything from lamps, fans and coffee makers to Christmas trees. You can even keep an eye on your electricity usage with an energy monitoring smart plug.

“Alexa, turn on the lamp”
“Alexa, turn off the fan”
“Alexa, turn on the coffee machine”

Plugs
Cameras

Cameras

Alexa-compatible smart cameras offer peace of mind that the things that matter most to you are safe and secure. Using your Echo Show 8 or smart phone, keep an eye on your bub from your bed, see who’s at the door, or check on your pet.

“Alexa, show me the front door"
“Alexa, show me the nursery”
“Alexa, show me the living room camera”

Create a Routine

With a single phrase, Alexa can perform a series of actions, such as providing the weather, a news update and turning on the lights. To get started, visit the Alexa app and follow these steps:

1. Select More on the bottom right of the screen.
2. Select Routines.
3. Select + to create a routine.

If you would like to setup a default routine, such as Start My Day, where Alexa will give you the news, weather and traffic report, select the Featured tab and view the available options.

To learn more about Routines, click here.

Routines
Smart Home Control

Smart Home Control

To be able to control your smart home devices as a group rather than individually (e.g everything in a room), go to the Alexa app and select the Devices icon at the bottom of the screen. Next, either select an existing group or press the + sign.

Touch Control On Echo Show
When it's time to get some z's, you can use touch control on Echo Show devices to turn off the lights. First, swipe left from the far right hand side of the screen. Next, tap on the Smart Home icon, before turning off all your connected smart home devices without making a sound.

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