Select Zmodo Devices Now Work with Amazon Alexa
CHAMPAIGN, IL June 28, 2018 -- Zmodo, a leading manufacturer of smart home security cameras and devices, announces compatibility with Amazon Alexa. Consumers that own Amazon Echo or Fire TV products can now use voice control to interact with select Zmodo cameras to monitor their home. With Alexa, Zmodo customers can now view and control their camera’s live stream.
According to a report by NPR and Edison Research, 16 percent of Americans own a voice-activated smart speaker. By 2020, 75 percent of households will have at least one voice speaker and 50 percent of searches will be conducted via voice.
“Our goal is to provide flexible and easy-to-use ways for the Zmodo community to interact with their devices,” said Andrew Xie, Director of Technology, Zmodo. “Hands-free communication in the home is essential as users multi-task and go about their daily routines.”
Nine Zmodo products have completed the Works with Alexa certification process including Zmodo Sight 180, Zmodo Sight 180 C, Zmodo Sight 180 Outdoor, Zmodo Snap PT, Zmodo Greet Pro, Zmodo Greet HD, Zmodo Outdoor Cam, Zmodo Outdoor Cam Pro and Zmodo EZCam.
For current Zmodo customers with Works with Alexa-certified products, ensure your firmware is up to date. The Zmodo app will automatically prompt you if a new firmware update is available. Or you can visit the Support section of Zmodo’s site for instructions on how to manually update firmware. Then follow these steps to enable Alexa compatibility. Open the Amazon Alexa application. Via the menu, navigate to the Skills & Games section. Search skills for Zmodo and enable the Zmodo skill. Sign in using your Zmodo account credentials and add supported devices.
The Zmodo team has plans to expand the list of current products compatible with Alexa and make future products compatible as well. For the latest updates, please visit https://www.zmodo.com/amazon-alexa.
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/.