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Smart Home Hubs that work with Alexa

Although, the Amazon Alexa can control lots of smart home devices, there are many applications that require a smart home. This is because current Alexa devices lack the radios needed to communicate directly with the majority of smart home devices.

Integration with Alexa

In this post, we will try to list the best smart home hubs that works with Alexa.

VeraEdge


A Vera controller is the foundation of your smart home. It is what enables the other devices in your home to communicate with each other to create a 'smart home.' Our controllers are compatible with smart devices from many brands, so you can add sensors, switches, thermostats, and more to your Vera controller.


Veraedge is Compatible with Z-Wave Products an it provides Home Control and Monitoring. Veraedge can offer service for Solution Providers and it has 500 Series Z-Wave chipset.

It has One External USB Interface and provides OpenWRT SDK for Development and IEEE 802.11n Wireless Connectivity Supported.

The Vera Edge Home Controller is our most affordable way to start a smart home. It's ideal for apartments or smaller homes, and it's compatible with the most common smart home technologies—Z-Wave and Wi-Fi—which makes it easy to expand your system over time. The VeraPlus offers more power and processing speed, enabling simultaneous control of more devices. In addition to Z-Wave and Wi-Fi, it's also compatible with Zigbee and Bluetooth devices, giving you more options for smart devices you can integrate into your home. Our Vera Secure combines the best of home control with the best of home security, including compaitibility with all four key protocols, and features a built-in siren alarm, backup battery and a backup cellular connection in the event of power or internet loss.


Vera Platform is Extremely secure. The Z-Wave security implementation features 128-bit encryption, and is also used by some of the world's most security-conscious companies, including major lock manufacturers.


Your Vera system works all the time, even when your internet service goes down. You will not be able to access the system remotely, but the system will continue to work—and if equipped with cellular backup capability, your Vera system can also send out text and/or email notifications without Internet.


Keep in mind that Vera uses at least two wireless communication systems: Wi-Fi for cameras and Z-Wave for most other devices. Your Wi-Fi cameras should work wherever in your home or office you can use your mobile device. When needed, you can add a Wi-Fi range extender. Z-Wave and Zigbee devices automatically create mesh networks, so for best results you should ensure that at least one device is within 25 feet of your controller, and the next device within at least 25 feet of that one, and so on.



HomeSeer Home Controllers


HomeSeer offers six different smart home controllers (or hubs) that are geared much more toward home automation geeks than average consumers.


With the HomeSeer Amazon Echo integration, users can ask Alexa to control lights, locks, thermostats, garage doors, and security systems.


HomeTroller Zee S2 is the most affordable HomeSeer smart home controller ever. The unit is designed to control light switches, thermostats, door locks, audio / video equipment, cameras, garage doors, water valves, energy monitors and much more. Click here to review the complete list of supported technologies. Home owners can access HomeTroller Zee S2 at home or via the cloud with just about any smartphone, tablet or table-top touchscreen. Our FREE standard cloud-based "myHomeSeer Remote" service provides easy remote access without storing your sensitive data in the cloud. With HomeSeer, your intelligence stays at home, ensuring better security and reliability.


In addition, HomeSeer offers a more reliable automation controller called HomeTroller SEL which is a Premium Grade Home Controller. It Combines The Speed & Reliability Of Locally Managed Automation With The Power Of Cloud-Managed Services. Hometroller SEL Is Powered By HS3 Home Automation Software And Includes Enough Available Ports To Satisfy Virtually Any Automation Need.



Colibri Z-Wave Hub


Colibri Z-Wave is the ideal solution for renovation projects and retrofitting. Simply select your range of wireless devices that we support and upgrade your existing home into a smart home.

Colibri enables system integrators and DIYs to integrate Z-Wave with other systems. Colibri supports: Z-Wave, Modbus, BACnet, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Sonos, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Philips Hue, IP cameras, DSC, Paradox, Satel, Kodi, Global Caché, IRTrans, TCP/IP devices, Fronius and foobot.


Main Features

  • Integrated Z-Wave Plus Interface

  • Enables Z-Wave configuration

  • bOS PRO License Included

  • Plug & Play Installation


The first fully customizable Z-Wave visualization. Design your own custom GUI. Choose your favorite colors, use your own icons, use room photos as backgrounds or the layout of your smart home as a canvas for your buttons.



Samsung SmartThings Hub


SmartThings offers one of the most robust smart home ecosystems on the market. With Alexa integration, you can control just about any SmartThings-compatible device that has an on/off state. Other compatible products include smart lightbulbs, air vents, switches and outlets, locks, and thermostats.


Wink Hubs


The company offers the Wink Hub 2 and the original Wink Hub, with the major differences being that the second-generation hub adds Bluetooth and a more powerful processor.



Nexia Home Intelligence Bridge

Nexia is far from a name brand, but the smart home ecosystem works with a variety of Z-Wave smart home devices. Like many other smart home ecosystems, Nexia has integrated with Amazon Echo. That means that Nexia users can use Alexa to control lights, plugs, thermostats, and more.



For more information about the integration of Alexa with Home Automation hubs, please visit our website https://www.homekit.ae/

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