USERS of solutions now have the ability to use voice commands with their Google Home to control their smart security systems.

Functions include arm and disarm security systems by speaking to the Google Home device. Users have the option of requiring a four-digit PIN to disarm the security system. Other abilities include unlocking doors, checking the status of devices, changing the temperature and controlling whole groups of devices such as lights. 

The deal is probably a tacit recognition from Google of the veracity of the business model, as well as a response to the challenges of breaking into a home security market that is built on the labours of tens of thousands of trusted local installers.♦