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Google Home Now Compatible with Simplisafe Security Systems

20 September 2018

Google Home Mini and Google Home voice speakers can turn security systems on and off. Source: SimplisafeGoogle Home Mini and Google Home voice speakers can turn security systems on and off. Source: Simplisafe

Earlier this year, Simplisafe, the maker of smart home security systems, ported its devices to Amazon Alexa and the August Home smart locks.

Now, the company has announced that its home security devices work with Google Assistant, allowing homeowners to control the system using voice activation.

Consumers now only have to ask the Google Home Mini or Google Home to arm their Simplisafe security system in either home or away mode and verify the status of their system using a variety of voice commands.

The multiple ways to ask Google Assistant to engage the Simplisafe security system include:

  • “Hey Google, turn on the security system” and the Google Assistant will respond intelligently, asking which mode you want to set.
  • “Hey Google, arm Simplisafe to home”
  • “Hey Google, arm Simplisafe to away”
  • “Hey Google, set the security system to home”
  • “Hey Google, set the security system to away”
  • “Hey Google, is the security system armed?”
  • “Hey Google, am I protected?”

At night, Google Assistant can arm Simplisafe in home mode, which activates window and door protection, closes privacy shutters and sets any smart locks into locked mode. These commands are also available through an app on Android and iOS smartphones.

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