GOOGLE has teamed up with security manufacturer First Alert to develop protocols that allow Onelink by First Alert products to function with the Google Home device and its hands-free, voice-controlled Google Assistant technology.

The first Google Home-compatible Onelink product is a smart WiFi Thermostat and will reach the market before Christmas.

“First Alert brings expertise in home safety and security to this partnership,” said Tom Russo, vice president of marketing for First Alert."

 

“We have been working closely with Google to develop products that integrate with Google Assistant so that an ever-expanding group of consumers can enjoy the seamless, convenient control of their homes through Google Home. 

“Through its integration with Google, the greatly enhanced Onelink Thermostat expands upon the ease and benefits of its previous generation, while bringing its innovative technology to a new platform and user base,” Russo said. ♦