Zmodo Announces Compatibility with the Google Assistant
Consumers Control Select Zmodo Devices with their Voice
CHAMPAIGN, IL October 23, 2018 - Zmodo, a leading manufacturer of smart home security cameras and devices, announces integration with the Google Assistant. Consumers that own Google Assistant eligible devices can now use their voice to interact with Zmodo cameras and smart doorbells to monitor their home.
Juniper Research finds voice assistants as a key factor behind smart home growth, with 275 million voice assistant devices used to control smart homes by 2023. This projection has increased 1000% from an 25 million estimate in 2018. Google Assistant owns 29% of the mobile voice assistant market as of May 2018.
"The home automation ecosystem keeps evolving, and one consistent area of change is that it is becoming smarter, more convenient, and easier to control," said Andrew Xie, Director of Technology at Zmodo.
Compatible indoor cameras include Snap PT, Sight 180, Sight 180 C, EZCam, EZCam 1080p, Pivot Cloud, Mini WiFi Camera and 1080p PT Cam. Outdoor cameras now compatible include Sight 180 Outdoor, Outdoor Cam and Outdoor Cam Pro. Video doorbell products that are integrated with Google Assistant include Greet Pro, Greet Select and Greet HD.
Setting up the Google Assistant for Zmodo devices is easy. Download the Google Home app and add Zmodo through "Home Control". After the Zmodo account is linked, Google will find all the compatible devices and add them automatically. Whenever new Zmodo devices are added through the Zmodo app, users can ask their Google Assistant to "sync my devices" to update them on with Google Assistant.
Talk to Google Assistant to see the live stream from your Zmodo devices. Say "OK Google" followed by the device’s location in your home and where you’d like to cast the device’s feed. You can also type your request to Google Assistant to keep an eye on your home.
Current Zmodo customers with Google Assistant compatible products will need to update their firmware to the latest available version through the Zmodo app using the standard firmware update procedure.
The Zmodo team will expand the list of Google Assistant compatible products and make future products compatible as well. For the latest updates on Zmodo and Google Assistant, please visit https://www.zmodo.com/google-assistant.
From its inception in 2009, Zmodo has built a strong reputation for delivering high-quality video products and excellent customer service worldwide with nearly 8 million products sold. With manufacturing facilities in Shenzhen and Jiangsu, research and development facilities in Shenzhen, logistics and customer support in Champaign, IL, and an innovation lab in Fremont, CA, Zmodo is one of the few smart home companies that owns their hardware and user experience end-to-end. For more information, please visit http://www.zmodo.com/.