abode Adds Enhanced Voice Control Features via Google Assistant

abode’s updated support for Google Assistant gives users the ability to control lighting, switches, plugs, and disarm/arm their security system.

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abode systems, a provider of DIY smart home security, has released an updated Google Assistant integration providing full support for the voice assistant when used with its smart home security systems.

All abode customers have the ability to fully control their abode alarm through Google Assistant-enabled devices.

abode’s Google Assistant integration was previously limited to controlling lighting, switches and plugs. The updated integration allows customers to use Google Assistant to issue voice commands that give them control over all aspects of their abode system including lighting, locks, streaming cameras, door and window sensors, garage door openers, as well as arming and disarming the system.

Customers can arm or disarm their abode system using their voice and the commands “Okay Google, arm abode to away mode” and “Okay Google, disarm abode.”

Disarming the system with a voice command requires a 4-6 digit security code for verification. When home, customers can ask Google Assistant to tell them what status the security system is in currently and issue a voice command to change alarm status.

“abode’s updated Google Assistant integration is a perfect example of our unwavering commitment to advancing our system and working harmoniously with the partners we share the space with,” says Chris Carney, CEO for abode.

“We made a promise to provide customers with a Google Assistant integration that enabled users use their assistant enabled devices across every abode system application possible and this latest release delivers on that promise. As new features and functionality become available to us, we will continue to update all of our integrations and partnerships.”

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Another feature recently added to the integration is the ability to view live camera streams using Google Assistant.

Users with supported streaming cameras can issue a voice command to pull up a live stream of cameras installed throughout the house right on the screen of their Google Home. For example, “Okay Google, show me the living room” will bring up the feed of the living room.

Below are some additional commands users can use with their abode system:

  • “Okay Google, are any doors open?”
  • “Okay Google, are my doors locked?”
  • “Okay Google, lock my doors”
  • “Okay Google, unlock my doors”

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