Z-Wave and Google Home Integration

What new technology means for your home security. 


August 26,2020

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How would you like having a 24-hour helper who abides by your every command, but doesn’t require lodging, vacation time or a retirement plan? Enter the Google Home integrated with Z-Wave, an automated integration system guaranteed to make your life easier.  

Before we dive into how Z-Wave and Google Home working together can simplify your hassle, let’s go over the smart speaker’s background. Google Home is an innovative, voice-activated speaker, designed to help you stream music, manage everyday tasks, and control  home automation products, to help you build a smart home that’s more organized, secure, and fun. 

How does Google Home Work? 

Let’s break down the process: First, open Google voice search on a cell phone and access the voice search application. Then, create a profile which is activated by an AutoVoice Recognize order. Finally, configure that profile to activate a Z-Wave scene using the automation app’s built-in plugin. 

Smart functions include setting alarms, streaming music or accessing the daily news, and much more. It allows commands to be sent to Z-Wave devices so you can use the features of smart products and employ the power of each with voice control. And because there is a wide range of devices you can connect to the Z-Wave network, the opportunities for convenience and comfort are limitless and customizable. 

Z-Wave Controllers and Hubs for Google Home 

While Z-Wave allows you to manage and direct devices with your voice through Google, Google Home will not control Z-Wave devices directly. Z-wave must connect to a home automation hub, like Alexa or Siri or a Quolsys IQ 2.0+ Panel. Once you have selected a hub for your Z-Wave system, Google Home will be all set to voice activate your light bulbs, thermostats, locks and other devices. This will allow total access to all your devices and catapult your home into the future. 

Now you’re able to use Google Voice to control your home automation scenes and products. For example, you can say  "Hey Google, turn the outside lights off."  You can also control other rooms in your home when you say, “Okay Google, turn off the bathroom fan,” while you watch football, or chop vegetables, or even when you are away from home. 

These automations also include a Z-Wave garage controller that lets you close or open garage doors from wherever you may be inside your home. From smart lights to automated climate control, using home security system with other aspects of home automation has never been easier. 

Monitored Systems 

Monitored security systems  are those that are backed by a professional monitoring company or central station. When the system detects an emergency, it notifies the home security company and/or emergency responders. When your security system is connected to a smart speaker like Google Home, you’re essentially securing your household with the sound of your voice.

Find the Right Monitored Systems with Brinks Home Security ™  

Brinks Home isn’t your standard home security company. We’re committed to safeguarding families through monitored, innovative home security. This means our line of products includes best-in-class technology that’s ready to make the lives of families easier. We’re on a mission to protect homes and families with professionally monitored smart home security 24/7/365. At Brinks Home, our security equipment is configured on the premise of complete home protection, including motion detection and video surveillance. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for smoke detectors or door and window sensors, we have something for everyone. Also, our DIY platform saves you money and puts you in complete control of your system. Ready to learn more about home security? Call Brinks Home to get a free quote today. 

Lauren Slade is a Dallas based writer and editor.

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