Palo Alto, CA – July 23, 2019 – abode systems, a leader in DIY smart home security, today releases an updated Google Assistant integration providing full support for the voice assistant when used with abode’s robust smart home security systems. All abode customers have the ability to fully control their abode alarm through Google Assistant enabled devices.
Previously, abode’s Google Assistant integration was limited to controlling lighting, switches, and plugs. With this updated integration, abode customers can now use Google Assistant to issue voice commands that give them control over all aspects of their abode system including lighting, locks, streaming cameras, door and window sensors, garage door openers, as well as arming and disarming the system.
To protect the home while away, customers can arm or disarm their abode system using their voice and the commands “Ok Google, arm abode to away mode” and “Ok Google, disarm abode”. Disarming your system using a voice command requires your 4-6 digit security code for verification. When home, customers can ask Google Assistant to tell them what status the abode system is in currently and issue a voice command to change abode alarm status.
One feature recently added to the abode integration is the ability to view live camera streams using Google Assistant. Users with supported streaming cameras can issue a voice command to pull up a live stream of cameras installed throughout the house right on the screen of their Google Home. “Okay Google, show me the living room” will bring up the feed of the living room. As an all-in-one smart home security solution with an HD camera built-in, iota can stream live video in this fashion when a voice command is issued.
Controlling other devices connected to your abode system is simple with the updated integration. abode customers can query Google Assistant for the current status of connected devices such as door/window sensors and smart locks using the following commands “Okay Google, are any doors open?” and “Okay Google, are my doors locked?”. Customers can also now use their Google Assistant enabled devices to lock or unlock doors using the following commands “Okay Google, lock my doors” and “Okay Google, unlock my doors”. Unlocking a connected lock using a voice command requires a voice code for verification. abode users with smart garage door controllers deployed can now use Google Assistant to open or close the garage door or ask if it is currently closed or open. Similar to unlocking doors, opening a garage door requires a voice code.
“abode’s updated Google Assistant integration is a perfect example of our unwavering commitment to advancing our system and working harmoniously with the partners we share the space with,” said Chris Carney, CEO for abode. “We made a promise to provide customers with a Google Assistant integration that enabled users use their assistant enabled devices across every abode system application possible and this latest release delivers on that promise. As new features and functionality become available to us, we will continue to update all of our integrations and partnerships.”
For additional information on the Google Assistant integration for abode systems, please visit www.goabode.com/smart-home/google-assistant. To stay up to date on all abode releases and updates, please visit www.goabode.com/product-release.
Founded in 2014 by former ADT executive Christopher Carney, abode was designed to be the most flexible and comprehensive all-in-one DIY smart security solution. With a vision of providing ease, simplicity and choice, abode combines a no-contract home security platform with comprehensive smart home functionality. Customers can choose on-demand short-term monitoring with no contract or commitment and abode offers out-of-the-box support for virtually any smart home device on the market including Nest, Amazon Echo, the Google Assistant, ZigBee and Z-Wave. This powerful platform is delivered in a simple user interface, giving customers an intuitive and easily customizable experience from setup to everyday use and is available in the United States and Canada. Your home, your abode.