Smart Home Devices That Work With Alexa
There are many smart home devices that work with Alexa, and I’m going to post about security devices first.
There are so many concerns now in most urban neighborhoods regarding parcel theft, and home burglaries performed by well dressed people arriving in posh cars.
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This device can pan,tilt and zoom. It is a WiFi Surveillance System that works with Alexa. It has motion tracking capability, Night Vision, and Image Touch Navigation.
This can also be set up with an ethernet cable if you prefer.
The Mini 360 Plus’s panoramic 360° touch navigation controls what you see easily. You can virtually “Look around the room”!
Just speak your command! “Alexa Show me the Living Room”.
With the EZVIZ skill and Alexa, you can now interact with your Mini 360 Plus using your voice through Alexa and Echo Show.
One happy reviewer said “Worked great. All functions were available and worked well, even from USA to China. Solid device with good features and quality. Pan and tilt camera with digital zoom, and two-way voice all worked very well.”
Here’s a quick list of more features:
- HD 1080p resolution
- Wide-angle 92° lens
- Flexibility to locate the Mini 360 Plus either mounted or sitting
- Two way talking with family or pets
- Motion alerts on your phone
- Free Cloud and local storage
- Access content and history anytime
- Add more cameras as you want all in one appRequirements
High-Speed Internet Connection
Mobile OS: iOS 7.0+ (iPhone, iPad), Android 4.0+
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz (802.11 b/g/n) or Wired Ethernet
Please Note: Does not support Wi-Fi 5GHz
Amazon Alexa Security Concerns
Concerned about Alexa listening and recording your home’s activity? Here is a tip list from Naked Security.
Those who choose to use this technology can’t and shouldn’t expect 100% privacy. If not for the ability of Amazon Echo and Google Home to listen, these things would become nothing more than doorstoppers and paperweights.
But there are certainly things users can do to limit the risk of unintended consequences. Here are just a few examples:
- Not currently using your Echo? Mute it The mute/unmute button is right on top of the device. The “always listening” microphone will shut off until you’re ready to turn it back on.
- Don’t connect sensitive accounts to Echo On more than a few occasions, daisy chaining multiple accounts together has ended in tears for the user.
- Erase old recordings If you use an Echo, then surely you have an Amazon account. If you go on Amazon’s website and look under “Manage my device” there’s a handy dashboard where you can delete individual queries or clear the entire search history.”
You are always in control of your settings. Aim for the highest degree of privacy that you can possibly get.
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Check out this fantastic doorbell! The Ring enables you to view your front door so you can see who has rung the bell, or is perhaps lurking, or looking through the window.
It will alert you on your phone, tablet or PC when motion is registered. You can speak to the person at your door and have a two conversation.
You can also angle it when you install it so as to see more of your porch/doorway area.
Here is a funny story about use of The Ring.
A friend of mine installed one, concealed, in his fence, in his backyard.
He wanted to see what people came over and hung out with his daughter when he and his wife weren’t home.
What parent wouldn’t want that, right?
This is a best seller for smart home security monitoring that works with Alexa.
Just to remind you, you don’t need an expensive smart phone to use these devices. The Kindle Fire 8 and Kindle Fire 7 (your best cheaper ereader) now come with Alexa.
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Those are wonderful self nurturing and pampering items!
Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Home Smart voice control system
- Use your favorite scent
- Get a cool mist
- Soft night light that won’t interfere with your melatonin secretion
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Works with Alexa, Google Assistant and Smart Things.
This 8 pack will get you started outfitting your home.
If you want to the full page of these smart light bulbs click on the button below.
It’s kind of dazzling – the scope of these devices!
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This item is a ring kit with professional – real people – monitoring.
I mean what if you go away for a two week vacation? Or a business trip?
Unlike a house alarm system, your monitors can see exactly who is at your door. They will know how to respond. Maybe they need to call the police, not just a security guy.
Wouldn’t this make you feel more secure? What with the urban homeless problem et al…
“Many buyers (⅗) of smart home products buy for the ability to monitor their house via their smart phone. They’ll also buy cameras and video doorbells, carbon monoxide and fire alarms, and smart lighting. The market for these products is growing as more people switch to having smart technology in their homes. 63% want smart locks and alarms, 63 % want smart thermostats and fans, 58% want smart lighting, and 56% want carbon monoxide detectors and nightlights. (Source: https://www.alarms.org/smart-home-statistics/)”
The Kwikset locks come in Traditional and Contemporary style, and also in Nickel, Brass and Venetian Bronze. Choose the best one for your doors!
The above quoted report also states that increasing home value is a strong motive for installing the smart devices into their homes. 54% of home owners asked expressed that intention.
Smart products can save you time (up to 30 minutes a day.
These devices can save you money (up to about $98.00 a month)
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- 1500 foot range
- Battery back up
- Anti hacking protection
- Open from anywhere!
- Ultra quiet (especially good for attached garages)
- Extra strong steel belt drive for years of durability
- Uses the myQ App
Installation can be included in purchase for a reasonable price.
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This intuitive device will learn about your home. Which areas need more or less heat/cooling.
It will know when no one is home, and adjust for those times.
It will save you up to 23% in annual costs.
Here’s a video to explain more! From “6 Months Later”
Have you purchased any Smart Devices like these? How are they working out for you?
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