URC Adds Alexa Smart Home Skill

URC has finally released their Amazon Alexa Smart Home Skill integration for URC Total Control (in the U.S. market).

This integration enables a range of control possibilities with Alexa-enabled devices such as the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and Amazon Fire TV. The skill is designed to fully integrate Alexa-enabled devices with Total Control, allowing homeowners to utilize basic voice commands (aka “Verbal Button Press”) to execute programmed macros – a revolutionary change in the way URC Total Control users can enjoy their smart home system.

This new integration is designed to finally simplify the most complicated thing in the control system market – total home control. It not only allows you to control most HomeAV gear but you can also select TV programs, activate music servers, raise and lower shades, adjust thermostats — all with voice commands.

This integration works by using Alexa Smart Home Skills. The URC Alexa Integration Guide explains how to incorporate Amazon Alexa voice control into a Total Control installation. Alexa integration must be completed by a certified URC Total Control systems integrator. Knowledge of Accelerator Programming is required.

Here are the details.