Is it really possible to control the whole house with the help of voice

05 December 2021

Voice control of devices could have been found a dozen years ago, except in science fiction novels. But science fiction has the property of sometimes becoming reality. Voice control has already been successfully implemented by technology giants: Apple, Google and Yandex are using such technologies in their systems with might and main.

Can voice control be integrated into the smart home system, and if so, what is needed for this?

A smart home with voice control – dreams or reality?

Modern technologies have advanced far. Let’s look at whether it is possible to implement voice control using ready-made software and hardware solutions.

Modern gadgets are the way to build voice control systems

One of the most realistic options for implementing voice control in a smart home system is the use of already running applications or systems. First of all, we are talking about smart speakers “Alice” from Yandex and Apple HomePod.

The integration of these technologies requires the installation of a smart home based on wired technologies — after all, in the case of building control based on radio streams, interference can significantly distort the signal, and, as a result, difficulties may arise with the quality of voice command recognition.

In addition to speakers, any other devices with a high-quality built-in microphone can be used: a smartphone, tablet, headphones with a microphone and even a smart watch. In fact, today any smart home system can be configured to be controlled by voice commands using everyday devices.

Which smart home modules can be controlled by voice?

With the help of voice control, you can configure the management of all elements that are under the control of the system, namely:

  • Video surveillance system;

  • Intercom and entrance door control system;

  • Any security systems and alarm systems;

  • Irrigation system;

  • Heating system;

  • The whole lighting system;

  • Climate control systems: air conditioners and split systems;

  • Audio systems;

  • Appliances;

  • Controlled curtains and drapes;

  • Sensor system.

That is, voice control is actually applicable to any systems that can be connected to a smart home.

At the same time, synchronized system operation scenarios can be configured based on voice control. For example: an action scenario in the event that all the tenants leave the house for a long time: the owner of the house says “I’m leaving for a long time.” Automatically, all smart home systems switch to the mode of economical energy consumption, the alarm is turned on, watering of plants in the garden is turned off, curtains are closed, house lighting is turned on, etc.

Such scenarios can be created by the owner of the house in countless numbers, and it is quite simple to do it.

So, the integration of voice technologies into the smart home system is a reality that has already been successfully implemented by development companies. A very important nuance is that it is advisable to start implementing the project conceived at the stage of rough development. That is, when installing sensors and cables, it is better to introduce voice control into a smart home based on wired technologies.


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