Telus says its SmartHome Security customers can now use Amazon Alexa to control and monitor their home security systems.
The Telus Home Assistant skill ties in Amazon’s Alexa to let customers use voice commands to control their SmartHome Security setup, such as arming systems, locking and unlocking doors, controlling thermostats and lights plus more.
Telus says the new Home Assistant Skill is free for customers and also integrates Optik TV.
“We want to offer our customers the best in home automation and entertainment by creating connected experiences with our products and services that work better together,” said Dwayne Benefield, Senior Vice President of Entertainment and Connected Home at TELUS, in an issued statement. “As more of our customers integrate smart appliances and devices into their homes, the TELUS Home Assistant skill takes smart homes to another level by enabling voice controls for a truly seamless home experience.”
So this means you’ll be able to control your Telus SmartHome Security setup on any Amazon Alexa device, by just using your voice. This includes Alexa speakers such as Echo Dot, Echo Show, Echo Studio and more, along with third-party speakers that support Alexa, including Sonos and Facebook Portal. You can also use the Alexa iOS and Android app as well.
“We’re excited to work with TELUS to bring customers a better-connected home,” added Celine Lee, Alexa Canada Country Manager. “The TELUS Home Assistant skill helps customers to remotely monitor and control compatible devices, automate smart home tasks, enhance entertainment systems, and more. We hope this skill will increase the value that smart home brings to customers by allowing Alexa to work on your behalf.”
Telus customers can enable the Telus Home Assistant on Amazon by clicking here.