Although we have discussed automation and digital assistants in the past (see previous episodes), we haven’t discussed the actual process of setting up those automations to increase your home/life efficiency. In this episode of Brothers in Tech, the brothers walk through several examples of how to pair up some triggers and actions in both Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s HomeKit apps. Tune in to learn about the process, and hopefully spark some ideas of ways of bringing automation into your home. And, even though the “Let’s Rock” automation didn’t work for us at the end of the show…have no fear, we realized after the show what we did wrong (changed the set-up earlier in the show!). Brian = Facepalm.
Products/Apps mentioned in this episode: Amazon Alexa (Dot, Show), Apple HomeKit, Google Home, Ecobee, Hue, Kasa, Wyze, Wiz, WeMo, Atomi Smart
Alan Jackson (the older Brother) is a producer of online content with Jackson Creative and survey researcher with Jackson Insight.
Brian Jackson (the younger Brother) is an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at Pacific University and Consultant at Senaptec, Inc.
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