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Voice control for smart device operation

Communication and action with a smart speaker

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About Somfy voice control

Introducing the smart speaker

A smart speaker reacts to and understands spoken requests and with the right equipment, it can activate and control various home appliances, including your electric blinds.

At Nantmor Blinds & Shutters in Essex, we utilise Somfy products, including the TaHoma® home automation box, which enables control of your electric blinds, as well as ensuring your Somfy electric blind motors and other products are compatible with smart speaker systems such as Alexa or Google Assistant.

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Control with Google Home

When it comes to Google smart speakers, you may have one of the following: Google Home, Google Home Mini or Google Home Audio.

Whichever one you use, with our help your smart home system can include automated blinds and more.


Contact Nantmor Blinds & Shutters today for more details, advice and help.
 

It's as simple as saying:

"Ok Google, close the blinds."

Control with Amazon Alexa

Another excellent smart speaker is Amazon Alexa. As with Google Home, it can interact with your electric blinds via the Somfy TaHoma® home automation box. You can program your scene commands using the TaHoma® app, then you’ll be all set to issue voice commands that give you full control of your electric blinds (fitted with Somfy motors). An example command is:


"Alexa, run the wake-up scene!"

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Smartphone control

A smartphone is the alternative to a smart speaker, since it does the same thing. If you have an android phone, you can utilise Google’s voice assistance functionality.

As with the Google Home smart speaker, the activation command on Android phones is:

"OK Google."

 

Using your smart speaker

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Speak the activation command words for your smart speaker device:

Google Home:
"OK Google"

Amazon Echo:
"Alexa"

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The specific action to be taken should be stated.

 

 The intended device name should also be clearly indicated:

"Alexa, open the kitchen blinds.

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In addition to single actions, you can also configure scenes to activate various devices: 


"OK Google, run the morning breakfast scene."

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Add a voice control system to improve the operation of your electric blinds, with the help of Nantmor Blinds & Shutters in Essex.