Smart Friends: German Partnership for Smart Home Products

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Smart Friends: German Partnership for Smart Home Products

Smart loudspeakers and voice command systems, like Amazon Alexa or Google Home, drive the growth of smart home products. But the systems do not always integrate too well with smart home products from other manufacturers.

ABUS, Paulmann, Schellenberg and STEINEL – all influential brands in the german do-it-yourself market – have expanded their shared smart home system “Smart Friends” to be controlled via Alexa Voice control or Google Home. An app that includes the Alexa-Skill “SmartFriends” expands the Amazon Echo voice command system. Devices and scenes can then be controlled by voice right away. The original automated smart home processes continue to work as normal.

Smart Home Products - Smart Friends

The Smart Friends device places particular importance on a very high safety standard via an additional firewall between the personal smart home system and the voice command system. For safety reasons, All data are saved locally on the Smart Friends Box and not in the cloud. Among the devices that may be controlled are lights, sun shields, roller shutters, locks, sirens, motion detectors and heating systems

Author: Rainer Claaßen
Image Credit: Smart Friends


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