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D-Link Set To Get Chatty With New Voice Control Wi Fi Smart Plugs

D-Link will shortly launch Amazon Echo integrated voice controls to their Wi Fi Smart Plugs.

The Taiwanese networking Company who have just had their “Best Ever” quarter in Australia according to Country Manager Graeme Reardon has joined the growing number of smart-home suppliers integrating their products with Amazon’s Echo, Tap and Dot, and Fire TV, enabling voice control via Amazon’s Cloud-based Alexa personal digital assistant.

Last week, Lutron hooked up Alexa with its wireless Caseta in-wall dimmers and plug-in lamp dimmers. Other companies that have enabled Alexa control of their products include Insteon whose products are set to start appearing on shelves in Australia stores including at JB Hi Fi and Harvey Norman.

Also introducing the technology is TP-Link, Belkin WeMo and Philips. Sonos, is also planning to tap Alexa to control their products.d-link-mydlink-wi-fi-smart-plug

In the D-Link line up, Alexa controls only the company’s Wi-Fi Smart Plugs, other D-Link smart home products include water and motion sensors, a siren and Wi-Fi cameras.

With the help of Alexa, users can turn on or off any electrical device plugged into one of the plugs. Users can say, “Alexa, ask Mydlink to turn on the hallway light,” or “Alexa, ask Mydlink to turn off the coffee machine.” a D-Link executive said.

D-Link’s Mydlink Home app can also control the company’s Wi-Fi sensors, siren and cameras. The free app also creates scenes and links actions, such as turning on a light if motion is detected.

The app also supports Cloud-based IFTTT (If This Then That) recipes that integrate multiple brands of smart-home products.