First Alert and Google Form Partnership to Advance Connected Home Platform
A smart wifi thermostat will be the first compatible product to launch.
AURORA, Ill. – First Alert and Google have partnered to develop schemas to enable Onelink by First Alert products to work with the Google Home device and its hands-free, voice-controlled Google Assistant technology.
The first compatible Onelink product – a smart WiFi Thermostat – launches this month.
“First Alert brings expertise in home safety and security to this partnership,” says Tom Russo, vice president of marketing for First Alert. “We have been working closely with Google to develop products that integrate with Google Assistant so that an ever-expanding group of consumers can enjoy the seamless, convenient control of their homes through Google Home.”
Google Home gives users the ability to ask questions and command enabled activities, such as turning heat or air conditioning on or off, or setting temperature schedules.
“Through its integration with Google, the greatly enhanced Onelink Thermostat expands upon the ease and benefits of its previous generation, while bringing its innovative technology to a new platform and user base,” says Russo. “Onelink continues to enrich the connected home space with truly smart products that deliver on what families want – comfort, convenience and peace of mind.”
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