This gets into a similar question Iíve been wanting to ask but havenít gotten around to. One night last week I opened the Alexa app on my iPad to see what all it can really do. From what Iíve read I under stand that you can create events or macros in the Alexa app so that one phrase can make multiple things happen. Iíve been in this industry for 12 years this Christmas and I couldnít figure it out. I sure donít see most end users figuring it out either.
Hereís the other thing. From her Iíve seen, Alexa has no way for different devices to trigger events. It doesnít monitor system states. Like if I want the thermostat to be turned up if a certain user unlocks the front door.
So it depends if people want a control system, or if they want a remote control
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