BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Nexia™, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has given subscribers the ability to control Nexia-certified smart home devices in their home — starting with thermostats, lighting, and plug-in wall modules — with simple voice commands through Amazon Echo. Additional features will be added soon.

“Echo is one of the great technological breakthroughs of the past several years and our users immediately saw its potential as a convenient way to help manage their homes,” said George Land, general manager of Nexia. “Controlling your home with simple, secure, and reliable voice commands makes Nexia an even more seamless and indispensable part of daily life.”

Nexia’s free integration with Amazon’s Alexa-powered devices — including Echo, the new Echo Dot, and Amazon Tap — delivers natural-speech smart home control with Amazon’s popular voice-activated personal assistant.

“As Amazon enhances Echo support for additional smart home features, Nexia will continue to refine and enhance its voice control offering to deliver the best user experience possible,” Land said.

Nexia subscribers with an Echo can:

• Adjust the thermostat by saying, “Alexa, lower the temperature two degrees” or “Alexa, set the heat at 68 degrees.”

• Turn lights on or off with simple commands such as, “Alexa, turn on the front porch light.”

• Set custom lighting settings such as, “Alexa, set the dining room light to 50 percent.”

“We’re thrilled to work with Nexia to bring Alexa to a new ecosystem of smart home products, continuing our mission to provide a hands-free, convenient voice experience to our shared customers,” said Charlie Kindel, director of Alexa Smart Home. “As one of the most established smart home providers, Nexia’s product lineup — including powerful Trane and American Standard thermostats — expands the range of devices customers can control all by just using their voice.”

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Publication date: 7/5/2016

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