Centralite Door and Motion Sensors Among First Certified to Work With Amazon Echo Plus
Company Is One of Two Hardware Partners Whose Sensors Received 'Works with Alexa' Designation for Echo Plus Integration
MOBILE, Ala., November 21, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Centralite Systems Inc., a premier manufacturer of reliable, wirelessly connected devices based on the Zigbee home automation platform, announces that its 3-Series Micro Motion Sensor and Micro Door Sensor have been certified to work with Echo Plus, Amazon’s popular voice assistant.
Amazon recently added support for motion and door sensors to Echo Plus; with this announcement, Centralite becomes one of only two hardware partners whose sensors have been designated as “Works with Alexa” devices in connection with Echo Plus.
Because Centralite’s sensors are Zigbee-based, and Echo Plus has built-in Zigbee capability, no third-party hub is required; both sensors can be easily integrated directly into Echo Plus.
Voice assistants are becoming an increasingly vital component in the smart home ecosystem. Consequently, Centralite is committed to include Alexa and Echo Plus integration and support in our future product roadmap.
According to an Alexa blog on Amazon.com, the incorporation of the new door and motion sensors opens up a range of new use cases. The blog explains that customers “can view their connected sensors in the Alexa App, query their status by asking Alexa, and use sensors to activate Routines to control other connected smart home devices … [as well as] automate a wide variety of custom-built Routines.”
These two sensors join an extensive list of Centralite devices that are already Echo Plus-compatible, including the company’s Smart Outlet, 4-Series Smart Outlet, Smart Dimming Outlet, In-Wall On/Off Switch and In-Wall Dimmer Switch.
According to Sean Bryant, Centralite CEO, the newest “Works with Alexa” certification is part of building a long-term relationship with Amazon.
“There’s no doubt that voice assistants are becoming an increasingly vital component in the smart home ecosystem and Amazon leads the way with Alexa and Echo. Consequently, Centralite is committed to include Alexa and Echo Plus integration and support in our future product roadmap.”
Bryant also added that Centralite, long known for its “white label” smart home devices and solutions, will capitalize on this new integration as a way to build on the company’s rapidly growing consumer brand.
Both Centralite sensors are available at Amazon.com. MSRP of the 3-Series Micro Motion Sensor is $34.99; the Micro Door Sensor goes for $29.99.
ABOUT CENTRALITE SYSTEMS INC.
Established in 1997, Centralite Systems designs and manufactures a wide range of innovative connected devices for the smart home, specifically in the areas of lighting, control, safety and security. These products, created primarily around the Zigbee protocol, are compatible with over a dozen popular connected home platforms that support Zigbee HA 1.2. On the OEM/ODM side, Centralite offers its large portfolio of home automation devices either under the Centralite brand or “white labeled” with custom packaging and branding. They can also produce custom devices to meet the needs of nearly any project, regardless of platform, wireless protocol or UL/FCC requirements. More information is available at www.centralite.com.
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