Home automation allows you to control and automate your appliances and devices through smart plugs, switches, and sensors. Fortunately, there are other cheaper ways to automate your home without spending much.
We will show you how you can use an Alexa Echo device, such as an Echo Dot, and the Alexa app (available for both Android and iOS devices) to automate your home and control all your compatible smart home devices from one place. We have also shared how you can build DIY smart switches and sensors that work with Alexa.
What is Alexa Home automation?
With dozens of smart home devices on the market, it can be difficult to choose a set of devices for your home. But if you’re reading this, chances are pretty good that you’re considering an Amazon Alexa smart home device and want to learn more about Alexa home automation. You’re in the right place!
How does Alexa's home automation work?
Alexa home automation devices work by utilizing your home wi-fi and Bluetooth to let you control smart devices with Alexa voice commands and Alexa routines.
To control any compatible Alexa smart home device with Alexa voice commands, you’ll first need an Amazon Alexa smart speaker or smart display. The Alexa speaker or smart display will utilize its built-in microphones to allow you to use your voice to control any connected devices.
Once you’ve installed your Alexa speaker, you can start adding other smart home devices, such as Amazon Alexa light switches or Philips Hue Alexa-connected Smart Lights.
What types of smart home devices are compatible with Alexa home automation?
More and more smart home devices enter the market each month, and determining which devices are compatible for use with Alexa home automation can sometimes be confusing. The items listed on the left are Alexa devices that I’ve found useful.
Before buying a few compatible devices, make sure that they work with Alexa. If you’re buying the device on Amazon, if it works with Alexa, the Amazon page will indicate “Works with Alexa” alongside the Alexa icon toward the top of the page.