Insteon's IoT Products Now Compatible With Google Assistant - CES 2018

Insteon, a company which releases IoT devices, has announced that its gadgets are compatible with Google Assistant. This announcement occurred at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and this will let you control Insteon’s lighting system devices, including wall switches, outlets, plugs, and so on, using your voice, as is the case with every other IoT device that is compatible with Google Assistant.

Now, if you’d like to get started, you’ll need to link your account from within the Google Home application or the Google Assistant on your phone to the Insteon Hub. Once the pairing is complete, you can start using your voice to control Insteon’s products which are connected to the company’s Hub, it’s that simple. If you need some examples as in how this all works, all you have to do is say ‘OK Google’ or ‘Hey Google’, and once the Google Assistant-enabled device starts listening, you can simply say ‘turn on the outside lights’ or ‘turn off the downstairs lights’ in order to make the magic happen, presuming everything is set up correctly in order for Google Assistant to differentiate your lighting setup, of course. It seems like all of the company’s products can now be controlled using the Google Assistant, as everything runs through the Insteon Hub, which got support for Google Assistant, so no worries there.

Insteon is a company which focuses on lighting IoT products, and products which are in line with that, electrical control gadgets. The company is using its patented dual-mesh network in order to make its devices work properly, this technology lets Insteon’s devices communicate simultaneously via wireless radio waves and the home’s existing wiring. The company also mentioned that its products integrate with hundreds of products and systems out there, including HVAC units, timers, lighting, locks, cameras, music, humidity, garage doors, and so on. That is more or less, it, the company did not announce any new gadgets at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), at least not yet, but who knows, maybe they will at a later date, there’s still plenty of time for them to do so.

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