Smart home automation has transformed how people interact with the technologies in their homes. Even though dimmers and remotes were considered “smart technologies” years ago, they’ve long since been replaced by sleek wall panels, smart home tablets, and smartphone apps that allow seamless and sophisticated control options.
In the last several years, a new innovation has emerged: voice control! Now, you don’t have to touch anything to take command of your home’s integrated systems. For example, Josh.ai (a state-of-the-art smart home voice assistant) has joined forces with Lutron (an innovator in home lighting control) to offer a better way to adjust natural and artificial lights in your Bay Area home. Keep reading to find out more.
Some people like to touch . . . and that’s ok. That’s why Josh.ai voice control is integrated with your Lutron lighting wall plate. If you are more hands-on, then the wall panels let you choose from any number of lighting colors (millions!) to set the mood for a space. Once you determine the perfect brightness and color for the room (and for any event), set a scene on the elegant lighting control keypad. Then, when the time arrives (e.g., morning, dinner, movie time, or party), touch the scene, and the lights and motorized shades adjust for you.
But why touch when you don’t have to? Josh is an intuitive voice-control system. It uses natural language processing to understand your commands. In fact, it’s always learning and growing. Because Josh is now integrated with Lutronsystems, it knows all the commands needed to control lighting, shades, and other smart home systems. If you’re having guests over for dinner and drinks, say, “Josh, set the scene for company.” Then, the system adjusts the lighting based on your preprogrammed settings.
If you’re watching a movie in your home theater, and you need a brief intermission, simply say, “Josh, pause the movie and turn up the lights.” You don’t need to touch a thing to do it. Are you hosting a bigger party with friends? It’s easy to set the mood for an enjoyable time. Say, “Ok, Josh. Let’s party.” Then, the lights change to purple, and the whole-home audio system plays your favorite songs. Best of all, programming an entire system is easy when you have Hermary’s as your integrator!
Want to have an even more seamless smart home experience with Josh.ai and Lutron? Get started by calling Hermary’s at (415) 993-7600, chatting with us on this page, or filling out our online contact form to schedule a consultation.