Happy Friday everyone! Another week has gone by and there are some great things happening with Echosistant and the team.
We have some major changes coming to you in the very near future. For those of you already using EchoSistant, you’re going to find a much more robust and improved product. We have sped up the execution of the app, and greatly increased stability and reliability. This is on top of a product that has already proven to be highly reliable, efficient and accurate.
For those that haven’t installed EchoSistant yet, we have made some major advances in the install process. Look for those changes to be reflected in the wiki very soon. We’ve cut the install time and difficulty by quite a bit, and the new instructions are going to be more streamlined and intuitive, making it much more simplistic and a lot less time spent.
EchoSistant was designed around user ease. We want you to talk to your home, not spend time in the mobile app. This is why you will find very little configuration in that app, it’s already programmed in for you. We have designed the system to listen to you, and to know exactly what you want and are asking for. There is no reason that you should have to conform to your smart home, it should conform to you.
That is what EchoSistant does!
This week I would like to focus on control and interacting with your home. While EchoSistant provides outstanding control over your home, highly enhancing the native Alexa service, it can do so much more.
One question that is repeated almost daily is, "how do I control just the room my echo is in? ".
With EchoSistant that is easy. You simply create a messaging and control profile. Select the devices that are physically in that room, name the profile, and you are done.
For example, your bedroom…
You have two bedside lamps, a corner lamp, a ceiling fan, and some mood lighting. Name your profile “Bedroom”. Select your devices. Also, create custom groups…
Bed Lights would contain your bedside lamps.
Mood lights would contain the mood lights.
With this configuration you have total control of your bedroom by saying something along these lines…
Alexa, turn on the lights in the bedroom. - this turns on all of the lights.
Alexa, it’s too dark in the bedroom. - this will brighten the room by raising the dimmer level.
Alexa, the slow down the fan in the bedroom. - this reduces the ceiling fan by one setting.
Alexa, tell the bedroom, time to wake up and come outside. - this message plays on your bedroom speakers.
You can also used the conversational options embedded in EchoSistant. Your interaction would go something like this.
Alexa, it is too bright in the bedroom.
- ok, I’m adjusting the lights in the bedroom, anything else?
Turn on the mood lighting
- ok, turning on the mood lighting, anything else?
Change the color to warm white.
- ok, changing the color to warm white, anything else?
Turn down the fan
- ok, setting the ceiling fan to medium, anything else?
No thank you
- it has been my pleasure, goodbye
EchoSistant gives you the power over your home. It allows you to speak the way you speak, and it let’s your family speak the way they speak. Strict phrasing is at a minimum allowing you the freedom to be you.
Do you need to keep track of things that must occur daily? Are you always asking someone when the dog was fed? Do you have trouble remembering if you took your medicine this morning?
Worry no more! With EchoSistant as your personal home assistant, the days of not knowing are gone. Very soon, you will just ask your assistant, “when was the dog walked?”.
Stay tuned for a whole lot more to come!