Amazon Alexa for BGE Smart Home
Control Your BGE Smart Home with Your Voice
BGE Smart Home works with any Amazon Echo or Alexa-enabled device to help you perform a number of helpful tasks using voice commands. It's as simple as saying, "Alexa, turn on my lights".
Control your home’s lighting, smart plugs and thermostat – all with simple voice commands. It’s fun and simple, and with an Alexa-enabled device you can begin using it today!
- Enable the BGE Smart Home skill by opening the Alexa App, selecting Skills, and searching for "BGE Smart Home."
- After choosing to enable the skill, you will be required to enter your BGE Smart Home username and password.
- When finished, close the tab to return to the Alexa app.
- That's it!
If you want to control devices by groups or zones (e.g. living room, upstairs, downstairs, garage, etc.), you'll need to put those devices into a group. You can open the Alexa app and go to the Smart Home menu. From there, you can create new groups of devices by selecting "Create Group" under Your Groups.
Smart Plug Control
BGE Smart Home works with Alexa and the smart plugs included in your BGE Smart Home kit. The smart plugs allow you to manage and automate power to your home's small appliances and consumer devices with the convenience of voice control.
"Alexa, turn on (or off) my smart plug (or living room, my house, etc.)", to control single or multiple devices in the house, zone, or room.
Smart Lighting Control
BGE Smart Home works with Alexa and the smart LEDs included in your kit to enable an entirely new kind of lighting control with your voice.
"Alexa, brighten/dim my lights", to control all your lights.
"Alexa, turn on/off my living room lights", to control specific room lights.
"Alexa, brighten/dim my lights by 10 percent" or "Alexa, set my light brightness to 50%", to control lighting by percentage.
Smart Thermostat Control
BGE Smart Home works with Alexa and your BGE Smart Home compatible thermostat. Enjoy the convenience of controlling your home’s heating and cooling with your voice:
"Alexa, increase/decrease my thermostat by 3 degrees", to change thermostat settings in specific one-degree increments.
"Alexa, set my thermostat to 72 degrees", to change thermostat settings to a specific temperature.
"Alexa, set my thermostat to heat/cool mode" to change HVAC status.
BGE Smart Home and Amazon Alexa Compatibility
Apple iOS version of the BGE Smart Home app is compatible with:
- iPhone 3GS or newer
- iPad 2 or newer
- iPod Touch 4th generation or newer
- iOS 6 or newer
Android version of the BGE Smart Home app is compatible with:
- Devices that release with (not upgraded to) Android OS v4.4.x or later
- Chipset: ARMv7a or later
- RAM: 2GB
- SPACE: 100MB or more of free space