If there is one thing most of us have in common in the 21st century, it’s that we’re multitaskers. Arms loaded with groceries, we talk on our smartphones, write down the task we forgot to do, and attempt to turn on the lights and our favorite playlist. Yet, somehow, we usually succeed in our multiple endeavors. There is, however, an easier way. Home voice control lets you tell your home what to do, leaving your arms and hands free to make a delectable dinner or help your child with their homework. So let's see what voice control can do for your home in Newport Beach, CA.
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Voice recognition technology first entered the market in the 1960s. However, it wasn't until 2010-2016 that virtual assistants, like Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, and Google Assistant, made their entrance. These voice assistants can find information online, make appointments, access your calendar, and control your smart home. “Hey Google, turn the lights on in the kitchen,” and “Hey Siri, set the alarm for 7 a.m.” are frequent voice assistant requests.
Josh. ai came on the scene in 2015. He’s different from Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant in that he was built specifically for home automation. Josh.ai connects with all of your internet devices, from motorized shades to door locks, smart TVs, and lighting. In addition, small wall-mounted devices placed throughout your home means you can always send a request Josh’s way.
Unlike Alexa and Siri, Josh.ai understands natural language. So, homeowners don't have to speak like robots to be understood. You also don't have to say, "OK Josh," to activate him every time, and he also knows what room he’s in. So, instead of saying, "OK Josh, dim the lights and lower the blinds in the living room." You can state, "Dim the lights and close the shades.” Like you, Josh.ai is also a multitasker and plans ahead. If you’d like your home prepared when you arrive back from work, simply tell him. You might say something like, “At 5 p.m., heat the spa, turn on the welcome home playlist, and set the temperature to 70°F.” As his name implies, Josh.ai is a machine learning device, learning more about you as you make your requests. This enables him to fine-tune your daily preferences as he gets to know you better.
Unlike Alexa or Google Assistant, both with side gigs that include selling products and targeting online advertisements, Josh.ai is committed to your privacy. Its one goal is to help you control your home’s electronic devices. Josh.ai doesn’t sell your information and allows you to determine what you would like it to remember. Its conversation mode also allows you to disable its ability to listen.
Combining Control4 home automation with Josh.ai allows you to create scenes that activate with one short voice command. Tell Josh you'd like your "Best Morning Ever," and you'll greet the day with your blinds slowly rising to let in the natural light and your lights illuminating to a soft golden hue. Your favorite good morning tunes will begin playing from your whole-home audio system, and the kitchen TV will display your favorite newscast or relaxing images of nature. If you’d rather not speak to Josh each morning, our certified technicians can program this scene to come alive at sunrise every day. In the hands of knowledgeable technicians, Control4 and Josh.ai can create a friendly, easy-to-use automated system that performs remarkable feats. At Launch Systems, our goal is to provide the ultimate home automation systems that are user friendly and align with your lifestyle. Please chat with us at the bottom of the screen to learn more about what voice assistants can do for your Orange County home or to schedule a complimentary consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.