Amazon Echo
Connected Home
Platforms
Sensi Thermostats and Amazon
Echo Compatibility
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Connected Solutions are Reshaping Homeowner
Behaviors & Expectations
87%
of research for smart
products begins online
#1
priority in a
connected home is
temperature control
$16.4 B
home automation
market by 2019
27B
connected smart home
devices by 2020
Thermostats Can Be Your Entry Into the Connected Home
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Connected Home
Products and Platforms
CONNECTED HOME
PLATFORMS
CONNECTED HOME
PRODUCTS
THERMOSTATS
MONITORING
LOCKS
LIGHTS
LIGHT
SWITCHES
SHADES &
BLINDS
ELECTRICAL
CONSUMER
ELECTRONIC
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Importance of Connected Products
In a market study consumers were asked:
What are the most important Items in a Connected Home?
1,600
Respondents
1,400
1,200
1,000
800
600
400
200
Temperature
Home
Controls
Monitoring
Devices
Lighting
Controls
Most Desirable
Entry Doors
and Gates
Less Desirable
Electrical
Household
Equipment
Consumer Shutters and
Electronics
Blinds
Not That Important
Source: IHS Electronics & Media
Thermostats are Top of Mind in Connected Home Survey
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Importance of Smart Home Platform
Compatibility Continues to Grow
Does ecosystem/smart hub
compatibility matter when
choosing Wi-Fi thermostat?
n=565
The number of people who answered
“Yes” is quickly rising and continues to
increase as more people decide on a
smart home platform.
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Preferred Platform Compatibility
We asked consumers:
How interested are you in the following smart home platforms?
ALL RESPONSES
SOMEWHAT
INTERESTED
VERY
INTERESTED
COMBINED
32%
7%
39%
26%
10%
36%
25%
8%
33%
13%
1%
14%
11%
1%
12%
POSITIVE RESPONSES
Amazon Echo is Top of Mind in Consumer Survey
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Compatible with Amazon Echo
FEATURES
• Sensi thermostats are now
directly compatible with
Amazon Echo
– Users can set, lower or raise
their home temperature with
simple voice commands.
• “Alexa – set my thermostat to
71 degrees”
• “Alexa – raise (or lower) my
thermostat by 2 degrees”
 All installed and new Sensi
thermostats are compatible
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Amazon’s Connected Home Solution
What is Amazon Echo?
Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you can simply plug in, connect to Wi-Fi
and control the “always listening” device with your voice.
New additions to the Echo family include the Echo Dot – a smaller, more affordable
device. Dot includes the same functionality but without the big built-in speaker –
instead connecting to wireless speakers in the home
Second is Amazon Tap – a portable alternative. Because Tap relies on rechargeable
battery power, customers must tap the device to wake up the voice control and be
connected to Wi-Fi.
What is Amazon Alexa?
Alexa - the brain behind Echo, Dot and Tap – is a voice service that
understands queries and commands issued in natural language, enabling
customers to interact with connected devices in a more intuitive way.
Alexa's resides in the cloud, so she continually learns and adds more
functionality over time. The more customers use Alexa, the more she
adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences.
What is the Alexa Mobile App for?
The Echo Family of Devices
The free Amazon Alexa App (iOS and Android) provides
device setup, remote control, and enhanced features.
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What Does Amazon Echo do for Your Customer?
Provides Answers & Information
Provides Control
• Echo connects to the Alexa Voice
• Use Echo to switch on the lamp before
Service, to play music, provide
information, news, sports scores,
weather, and more—instantly. All you
have to do is ask.
“Alexa, what’s on my
calendar today?”
“Alexa, play Adele
on Pandora”
“Alexa, re-order
paper towels.”
“Alexa, set a timer
for 20 minutes?”
getting out of bed, adjust the
temperature while reading in your
favorite chair, or dim the lights from the
couch to watch a movie—all without
lifting a finger.
“Alexa, turn my thermostat
up 2 degrees?”
“Alexa, turn off the
TV”
“Alexa, turn on the
lights.”
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For Additional Information and Support
• Visit SensiComfort.com/Support for instructions on
– Getting set up to work with Amazon Echo
Download
Amazon Alexa App
Select
Connected Home
from Settings Menu
Select
Link with Sensi
Say
“Alexa, Discover
new devices”
– Available commands
– Troubleshooting
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