Centralite Systems Inc., a manufacturer of reliable, wirelessly connected devices based on the Zigbee home automation platform, announced that its 3-Series Micro Motion Sensor and Micro Door Sensor have been certified to work with Echo Plus, Amazon’s popular voice assistant.
Amazon recently added support for motion and door sensors to Echo Plus; with this announcement, Centralite becomes one of only two hardware partners whose sensors have been designated as “Works with Alexa” devices in connection with Echo Plus, according to the company.
Because Centralite’s sensors are Zigbee-based, and Echo Plus has built-in Zigbee capability, no third-party hub is required; both sensors can be easily integrated directly into Echo Plus.
These two sensors join an extensive list of Centralite devices that are already Echo Plus-compatible, including the company’s Smart Outlet, 4-Series Smart Outlet, Smart Dimming Outlet, In-Wall On/Off Switch, and In-Wall Dimmer Switch.
According to Sean Bryant, Centralite CEO, the newest “Works with Alexa” certification is part of building a long-term relationship with Amazon.
“There’s no doubt that voice assistants are becoming an increasingly vital component in the smart home ecosystem, and Amazon leads the way with Alexa and Echo,” he noted. “Consequently, Centralite is committed to include Alexa and Echo Plus integration and support in our future product roadmap.”
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