Introduction: SONOFF Adds Alexa and Google Home Voice Control to ZigBee Smart Devices

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From Wi-Fi smart switches and plugs to ZigBee smart switches and plugs, voice control is a popular smart hands-free control entry point. Through working with Amazon Alexa or Google Home, smart plugs allow you to take direct control of connected home appliances using your voice. So who doesn’t wanna turn on/off the light, ask the smart voice assistant for the real-time temperature and the opening and closing status of door/window without reaching for a remote controller, even accessing the APP on your mobile phone?

Step 1:

Users who always give attention to SONOFF seems to notice that we have rolled out a bunch of different ZigBee smart devices a while back, such as SONOFF ZigBee bridge, SNZB-01 smart wireless switch, SNZB-02 temperature and humidity sensor, SNZB-03 motion sensor and SNZB-04 wireless door/window sensor. The SNZB-02 ZigBee temperature and humidity sensor and SNZB-04 wireless door/window sensor support Alexa and Google Home to access the voice-activated smart control. The important thing is that you need a gateway that works with Alexa or Google Home.

Step 2: 1. Voice Control SONOFF SNZB-02:

SNZB-02 is a temperature and humidity sensor to measure and report the real-time temperature and humidity of your home. More importantly, you can set the temperature or humidity for your room, it will trigger your fan or humidity on or off once the preset value is reached, saving your time on manual control.

Speaking of smart control, there is nothing simpler than voice control. A basic starting point for smart voice control is to opt for a virtual smart assistant like Amazon or Google Home. Firstly, you need to build a smart home system in virtue of SONOFF ZigBee Bridge following the instruction and installation, and then this key point is to set up the sensor to enable a seamless work with your voice assistant.

If you’ve invested in Alexa, you can install Alexa skills for the sensor to enable smart control using your voice. This means you can instantly know the temperature or humidity of your home through a simple voice command -“Hi Alexa, what’s the temperature/humidity. Then Alexa will tell you about the current comfortable level of your living room, bedroom, etc. Plus, Google Home is also the best choice to start a voice-controlled home. Simply use the same voice command to ask for the temperature and humidity. (Humidity check is available for Google now and Alexa soon.)

Step 3: 2. Voice Control SONOFF SNZB-04:

SNZB-04 wireless door/window sensor is designed for users that want to increase home safety. The sensor specializes in creating a smart security system for doors, windows, drawers, and more. Whenever your door or window is opened and wherever you are, your mobile phone receives an alarm push notification. What’s more, you can check the opening and closing status of door/window on APP anytime, anywhere.

Another notable update in the sensor is voice control by working with Alexa and Google Home. These two smart speaker platforms answer your questions to control your smart-home devices and play your musics on request. Integrating the sensor with Alexa or Google Home smart assistant, your door and window are always under smart control by your words. “Is my door open?”,“Is my door closed?”Just say simple voice commands to Alexa or Google Home which makes you know instantly the status of your door. With so handy and convenient smart way for your house, it seems that checking the opening and closing status of door/window on APP don’t matter quite as much.

The new feature for voice control is available starting today. With the ZigBee temperature & humidity sensor and ZigBee wireless door/window sensor, your smart home will no longer be limit to turn on and off lights, dim and brighten color temperature and more. Checking indoor temperature/humidity and the opening/closing of door/window are here waiting for your commands.