What are the benefits of having a 1Home Box connect smart assistant platform in my Loxone home?
Single mobile app
Since Loxone’s own mobile app brings you a lot of benefits already due to its user-friendly interface, you are already in a great position.
The biggest benefit is the single app which centralizes control of all your wired and wireless devices. No more toggling between apps if you decided to add wireless devices into your home. Once you have integrated your wired Loxone devices into the assistant app via 1Home, you can jointly control countless wireless devices already supported by those platforms. Among the three assistants, your biggest asset is the HomeKit platform as their Home app offers the best user experience, close to that of Loxone.
The best feature of the Loxone mobile app is the ability to create custom scenes right from the app itself. While you can control what triggers your Loxone devices, you can’t set up geofencing (geofencing is an automation triggered by your proximity to a certain location), or include your wireless devices in these scenes. With the smart assistant’s automation dashboard, you can for example, set your Roomba to start cleaning once you’ve left the house and activated the away mode, and not buzz around while you relax on the couch.
For management, Loxone offers LoxConfig, a technical tool that isn’t too complex to use for an average smart home owner, but migrating logic to the assistant platform still heavily simplifies the process.
See how simple it is to create HomeKit automations:
Some people look at voice control as a gimmick, others find it a necessary interface for controlling your home nowadays.
The fact is that for Loxone smart homes, 1Home is currently the only solution to connect smart assistants (Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple HomeKit) to your home. Well, apart from some open-source solutions, but those take a lot of time and knowledge to set up and maintain. Keeping things up to date in the middle of these two dynamic ecosystems (Loxone - smart assistants) can often turn out to be quite a complex task and we have an engineering team in place that provides constant compatibility updates. At the same time we have a professional support team that is always ready to assist you or provide tips for keeping up with the pace of the smart assistants.
Adding a smart assistant also lets you command your home in several languages:
Amazon Alexa supports 7 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish.
Google Home supports 13 languages: English, French, Danish, Dutch, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, Swedish.
Apple HomeKit supports 21 languages: English, French, Arabic, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
To start benefiting from these features, start by connecting a smart assistant with your Loxone smart home.