Alexa opens the door to today’s connected home.
You opened the door to voice activation—and to a technogadget world in which an ever-rising flood of modern apps and devices seemed to have a problem as old as the Tower of Babel. They just couldn’t talk to each other.
Now, though, thanks to greater collaboration among companies and to overarching control systems, such as Savant and Control4, it’s never been easier for you, the homeowner, to get your smart devices to work together (without Jetson-izing stylish interiors).
Helping the process are (new vocabulary alert!) “integrators”—pros from the home theater and audio world who are flush with tech cred. Interior designers are welcoming them to the team, alongside contractors, electricians, plumbers, and cabinetmakers, to ensure homeowners get the connected features they need to fit their lifestyle. Integrators handle the setup; you enjoy the benefits.
With a touch of a button, your tech now sets a “scene” (yep, another addition to the home lexicon) that gets you going in the morning, keeps tabs on things while you’re at work, welcomes you home, launches movie night or party time—whatever you choose. Turn the page to step into this brand-new day.