Alexa Can Now Disarm Your Alarm System: Is This Safe? | Digital Trends

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ADT just announced that it is adding new features for its security-system customers. The security and automation company now has an “ADT Pulse Alexa” skill available for new and existing home automation customers. ADT is leading the pack, as one of the first companies to provide its customers the ability to disarm their alarm systems using voice commandsand a pin.

Source: Alexa Can Now Disarm Your Alarm System: Is This Safe? | Digital Trends

ecobee4 thermostat launches with Alexa support built-in – SlashGear

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ecobee4 thermostat launches with Alexa support built-in

Home automation company ecobee will soon be launching its next-gen thermostat, dubbed the ecobee4. Like previous thermostats in ecobee’s lineup, the ecobee4 is a smart thermostat that can be controlled either through the built-in touchscreen, ecobee’s companion app, and with this launch, Alexa voice controls. The device even goes up for pre-order today for those who are interested in picking one up.

Source: ecobee4 thermostat launches with Alexa support built-in – SlashGear

AMAZON ALEXA USERS CAN NOW CONTROL THEIR KEVO SMART LOCKS USING NEW ALEXA SKILL

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LAKE FOREST, Calif. (April 12, 2017) – Kwikset®, a leading manufacturer of smart locks made for the world you live in, announced an integration with Alexa-enabled devices, including Amazon Echo and Echo Dot, that will allow device users the ability to lock and unlock their Kevo smart home products using voice commands. Users will be able to ask Alexa to check lock status, lock and unlock their Kevo smart products, among other features.

Source: AMAZON ALEXA USERS CAN NOW CONTROL THEIR KEVO SMART LOCKS USING NEW ALEXA SKILL | Kwikset – Electronic Press Kit

Apple and Amazon take fight from smart home to hotel room | HomeToys

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Caitlin McGarry for MacWorld: The high-end Wynn Las Vegas resort chose Alexa last December, adding Amazon Echo devices in its suites. Now Marriott International is trying to decide between Amazon and Apple, according to a Bloomberg report. The JW Marriott in San Antonio, Texas has been testing Amazon Alexa-integrated devices since October as an operator of sorts—the conduit to room service and housekeeping. Alexa can also control the lighting in a handful of the Marriott’s rooms, though that isn’t her primary role.

Source: Apple and Amazon take fight from smart home to hotel room | HomeToys

Alexa comes to Android with new app for Huawei Mate 9 – SlashGear

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Alexa comes to Android with new app for Huawei Mate 9

A couple of days ago, support for Amazon’s Alexa landed on iOS by way of the Amazon shopping app. Today, we’re getting similar treatment on Android, but for now, only Huawei Mate 9 owners are getting in on the action. Huawei is currently in the process of pushing out its Huawei Alexa app to Mate 9 owners in the US, unlocking Alexa functionality on those devices.

Source: Alexa comes to Android with new app for Huawei Mate 9 – SlashGear

Leviton Launches Mass-Market Home-Automation Platform, Starting with Wi-Fi Lighting – CE Pro

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Leviton launches ‘Decora Smart’ Wi-Fi lighting products, plus app and SHaaS (smart home as a service) platform to kick off new DIY initiative that could compete with Lutron’s Caseta IoT ecosystem. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Source: Leviton Launches Mass-Market Home-Automation Platform, Starting with Wi-Fi Lighting – CE Pro