Amazon Alexa apps work seamlessly with multiple Alexa and Amazon home security and convenience-based devices. The truth is, however, devices from a multitude of non-Amazon manufacturers also make products compatible with Alexa. It is worth exploring the different options one the market to make informed purchase decisions for your home, car and overall daily lifestyle.
Home surveillance systems are vital to crime deterrence and protecting your household from various security threats. SimpliSafe is a top-rated home security system, which is popular for no-contract monitoring features and a simple DIY installation process. Utilize your Alexa apps with the SimpliSafe Interactive plan. For $24.99 per month, you get 24/7 surveillance monitored by professionals. Because no contract is required, combining Alexa with SimpliSafe is an excellent choice for renters.
The Cove home security system also integrates with Alexa apps but also Google Assistant. Cove plans start at only $14.99 per month but the $24.99 plan is required to integrate with Alexa applications. ADT systems such as the ADT HomeKit (discussed in more detail below) also integrate with Alexa for home security purposes. A few more home security systems compatible with Alexa include:
• Ring Alarm Systems.
• August Wi-Fi Smart Lock.
• Arlo Q.
Entertainment is simply more enjoyable when combining Alexa apps with your favorite compatible devices. The Amazon Fire TV Cube is one of the best-reviewed streaming devices on the market today. Its 4K HDR picture quality is excellent. The performance is fast, avoiding buffering and picture glitches as good or better than its top competitors. The Cube also has a sleek, polished aesthetic and appeal. The LG CX OLED TV is considered the best smart 4K TV compatible with Alexa today.
The display has an impeccable quality and supports Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDMI 2.1 and HLG. The sound is also excellent. Even though the LG CX OLED is a bit pricey ($1,650 for a 65” and approximately $3,000 for a 77”), there is no disparity between quality and MSRP. This TV integrates with Alexa and Google Assistant seamlessly, with the prospect of providing amazing quality entertainment for years to come.
Amazon has lines of its own products compatible with Alexa apps. The Amazon Echo line includes the Echo Show 5, Amazon Echo Studio and Echo Show Ring. The Alexa Flex app works on products such as the Flex speaker, which is a smaller sized smart speaker used for various specific purposes. For example, the Echo Flex has microphones which are always turned on, Bluetooth, motion detection and an automated night light (to name a few).
A few of the Alexa Skills most popular with consumers today include:
• Alexa Guard (converts smart speakers into security devices).
• Notifications for exclusive deals on products through Amazon.
• Big Sky (Weather notifications).
• Personal Training (7-Minute Workout).
• NPR One.
Devices compatible with Alexa also have Alexa Skill ratings. Alexa Skills are essentially app-based functions. While some of these Alexa Skills are designed to prioritize home security and saving on energy usage, others are purely fun.