Using Your Smartphone To Connect To Your Smart Home & Security Systems


In this video, Tshaka answers some of your most pressing questions about using your smartphone to control your smart home products. Which mobile OS, iOS or Android, is more smart home friendly? Homekit, Alexa, or Google Assistant, which platform gives you the most options? How do you control everything through your phone using the built-in apps which are already on your phone? Tshaka answers these questions and more!

00:00 Intro
00:57 Smartphone in your smart home questions asked
1:17 Android or iOS: Which smartphone platform is more “smart home friendly?”
2:30 Why controlling everything through one app so difficult
3:30 Using Alexa, using bridges, connection issues solved
4:27 Homekit, Alexa, Google Assistant… which voice assistant platform gives you the most options?
5:30 What does it look like to control your home automation directly from the built in controls in iOS through Notification Center, and on Android in the Notification shade?
6:43 Controlling your home, away from home with your smartphone