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Are your customers asking what appliances work with their Google Home Assist or Alexa?

Good news – LG has recently announced that they have partnered with Google and Amazon to enable all SmartThinQ devices (of which thee are many) to be controlled by voice assist.This means that any of your customers who have a Google Assist or Alexa and who are looking for a choice of compatible products will now have the choice of many LG products that you can point them towards. It isn't the first time that LG products have been able to be voice controlled but it is the first time but with the introduction of an open platform which allows customers to choose between the Google Assist or Alexa.It is great to see such a key brand in consumer electronics take the path to ensure their products are usable in the home easily rather than being part of a walled off eco-system which helps when pointing your customers in the right direction. To have a look at their range of products, take a look here.

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Smart Home Technologies – Global Report to 2022

The evolution of the smart home is growing at a rapid pace with innovation and…

Smart device enabled lighting systems by Legrand

More and more customers are demanding smart lighting in their homes for ease, comfort and…

Smart Home Technologies – Global Report to 2022

The evolution of the smart home is growing at a rapid pace with innovation and new products coming to market all the time. The last 5 years has seen many reports all predicting the growth of the sector, how it will impact consumers and change the way that we live. All this is important to understand for our own everyday living but also to understand where the opportunities lie, the new technology that you need to become familiar with and what demands will be put on the industry.Shifts in consumer behaviour change needs and demands and the market is shifting from a luxury market into a mainstream market providing opportunities for our networks. With prices coming down and more common platforms from which multi-devices can operate – the market will continue to grow and create opportunities. The development of wireless, open and standard technologies is enabling the platform for ease of installation, accessibility and demand.Telecoms and utility companies are entering the smart home market which is creating more competition and taking us on a journey of pricing becoming lower and products and services becoming more accessible. Applications for the smart home are expanding to include heating, air conditioning, lighting, entertainment and security with the largest revenue area currently being safety and security.The summary is short, the smart home is not slowing down and if anything it will create more and more opportunities for installation and supply if you keep up technology and developments.

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Are your customers asking what appliances work with their

Good news – LG has recently announced that they have partnered with Google and Amazon…

Smart Home Technologies – Global Report to 2022

The evolution of the smart home is growing at a rapid pace with innovation and…

Smart device enabled lighting systems by Legrand

More and more customers are demanding smart lighting in their homes for ease, comfort and…

Smart device enabled lighting systems by Legrand

More and more customers are demanding smart lighting in their homes for ease, comfort and of course energy saving. At the CES show, Legrand have announced their new products which they have aimed at working with most major smart home platforms. The new range is called the ‘Radiant Collection’ which includes a wide range of light switches, dimmers, wall plates and plug in modules, in addition to lighting and scene controllers. They integrate seamlessly with Alexa, Google Assist and Samsung’s SmartThings Cloud by working on the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) 1.3.1 security standard. Pairing appears straight forward through Legrands intuitive Lighting Control app. The collection can also be controlled wirelessly with Android and iOS app for Apple Watch, smartphones and tablets and users can also control their lights whilst away from the home. Their in-wall devices are -installable in about 15-20 minute and plug in devices are usable straight out of the box. Their products look great too after extensive research by Legrand to understand consumer requirements. Rebecca Gounaris, Legrands Director of Marketing supported this by saying “Careful monitoring and market research indicates that more than ever, homeowners expect convenient control and advanced design elements to be incorporated into their personal spaces. By introducing the radiant collection, Legrand is offering homeowners a step above ordinary when it comes to reflecting their personal style and saying connected to their personal spaces.” It looks likes Legrand have achieved this. Their powerful platform allows users to adjust light levels, set up unique scenes and automatically schedule lighting by time of day or even with the rising and setting of the sun. Multiple lights around the home can be set up or configured with an easy touch of a button or unique voice command. They are definitely one to look at for your customers.

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Are your customers asking what appliances work with their

Good news – LG has recently announced that they have partnered with Google and Amazon…

Smart Home Technologies – Global Report to 2022

The evolution of the smart home is growing at a rapid pace with innovation and…

Smart device enabled lighting systems by Legrand

More and more customers are demanding smart lighting in their homes for ease, comfort and…

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