Honeywell Home and Building Technologies, a subsidiary of industrial automation company Honeywell, has announced a new integration with Google Home for its connected home products.
The integration will give consumers using the Honeywell Lyric or Total Connect Comfort thermostats the ability to adjust their home’s temperature using voice control, a feature already offered on other smart thermostats such as Hive and Nest via the Amazon Echo.
The addition of Google Home is a natural progression in Honeywell’s Works With Honeywell program, however, which aims to ensure the interoperability of Honeywell smart home products with popular consumer technologies, allowing consumers the opportunity to personalize their homes with their products of choice. The company already boasts integrations with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Samsung SmartThings, and IFTTT among others.
As well as the introduction of Google Home voice control, Honeywell says that consumers will be able to control their Honeywell thermostats with Google Assistant on Google/Android devices, using a number of different commands. If a home has multiple heating or cooling zones, for example, it will be possible to control them independently by informing Google Home which thermostat corresponds to a specific zone. Consumers could also continue to adjust the temperature, set up schedules or make other changes with Honeywell’s Lyric or Total Connect Comfort app, and directly on the thermostat interface.
“Honeywell technology is already found in more than 150 million homes worldwide,” said Scott Harkins, vice president, IoT partner programs, Honeywell Connected Home. “Now with our Google Home integration, we’re thrilled to have the first thermostats integrated with every major smart hub. It is another way we are helping consumers more easily bring smart technology into their homes and lives, regardless of how they want to get started, their home’s unique needs or which smart hub they have.”