Today, the smart home industry leader, Nexia, which happens to be a brand of Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR), announced the integration of the Amazon Echo. Now, subscribers will be able to control all of their Nexia-certified devices by utilizing simple voice commands. Nexia’s integration works fluidly with Echo, Amazon Tap, and the New Echo Dot. Nexia subscribers will be able to use an assortment of verbal commands to control their lights, thermostat, and even small appliances within their homes.

Nexia has set the standard within the smart home market and primarily relies on Z-Wave and Wi-Fi technology to make their products connected. The Nexia makes it possible for consumers to expand their systems and control hundreds of devices from an array of manufacturers, such as General Electric, Trane, and Schlage. Current subscribers of Nexia can enable voice commands, by adding the Nexia skill to their Amazon Echo. Additional information can be found by visiting the company’s official press release.

The Nexia makes it possible for consumers to control and monitor all of their smart devices from a centralized application. The app is available across all smartphone operating systems. Subscriptions for the service start at just $9.99 per month, but consumers will also need to invest in a bridge or gateway from the manufacturer. For further details regarding the service, be sure to visit the company’s website at

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