ST. LOUIS — Emerson announced that its Sensi™ Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat now works with Amazon Echo and Alexa, the Amazon cloud-based voice service.
With just a few steps, customers can easily connect their Sensi thermostat to Echo using the Alexa app. Once the device is discovered, users can simply ask Alexa to change a single thermostat, or control multiple Sensi thermostats at one time by creating and naming connected-home device groups.
“We’re excited to collaborate with Emerson to bring the power of far-field voice control with Amazon Echo to Sensi thermostat customers,” said Charlie Kindel, director, Amazon Echo and Alexa. “Now turning up the heat on a cold day is as easy as saying ‘Alexa, set the upstairs temperature to 72 degrees.’”
“We’re pleased to offer our customers an additional level of ease and accessibility by working with companies like Amazon who are taking the connected home to the next level,” said Bob Sharp, executive vice president, Emerson. “Now, making smart decisions about home comfort and energy use is possible not just with the touch of a button, but also with the sound of your voice.”
The Sensi thermostat is Emerson’s first entry into the Wi-Fi thermostat market, a category which is expected to grow to $600 million globally by 2018, according to ABI Research.
For more information, visit http://sensicomfort.com.
Publication date: 3/7/2016