Essence Connects to Google Assistant

Essence, a provider of connected living solutions, has integrated its WeR@Home technology with the Google Assistant, allowing WeR@Home customers to use the Google Assistant on their phones, voice-activated speakers like Google Home, and more to operate their Essence-based Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.

Essence WeR@Home Smart Living enables consumers to manage their connected homes. The comprehensive security, safety, and smart home solution leverages IoT and machine-to-machine communication technologies.

Essence offers end-to-end solutions, from complete connectivity with service providers' business and support infrastructures to a comprehensive platform supporting API and local integration with Nest, IFTTT, Yale Lock, August Lock, and hundreds of other Z-Wave-compatible devices.

"The integration of the Essence WeR@Home platform with the Google Assistant gives users even more choice when looking to create a connected smart home experience," said Mark Spates, product lead for Smart Home at Google, in a statement. "We're looking forward to working together and bringing Essence technology to even more homes via the Google Assistant."

"Working with Essence gives Google Assistant customers the ability to use voice commands to control many aspects of their homes' security, safety, and automation," said Ronnie Nir, Essence's vice president of sales and marketing, in a statement. "This is the first step in reducing our reliance on apps, with voice control ultimately being the main way we manage the multitude of IoT devices within our environments. Ultimately, the business of connected living is to offer technologies that let service providers deliver exceptional customer experience. The combination of the Google Assistant with Essence gives our integrators and distributors an advantage in the market."

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