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Cocoon and Google Assistant give you voice controlled smart home security

Cocoon and Google Assistant give you voice controlled smart home security. Now working with Google Home and Amazon Alexa gadgets, Cocoon makes life easy
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You can now control Cocoon with your voice using Google Assistant and the Google Home range, as well as Amazon Alexa. For security so simple, you don’t need to lift a finger.

Our mission at Cocoon is about making it simple for everyone to feel that their homes are secure. We do this by developing smart things that are easy to use, and what could be easier than saying a few words to arm your home security system? Earlier this year we launched our Amazon Alexa skill, and now we have good news for fans of Google’s technology. Our latest iOS app update allows you to control your Cocoon with Google Assistant, the Android update is coming soon.

Integrating with Google Assistant, and the range of Google Home products means you can manage your home security hands-free. Making Cocoon’s smart home security even easier to use. But don’t worry, we always put security at the heart of what we do – disarming Cocoon’s security system cannot be done with simple voice commands. A precaution to ensure your smart home can’t be outsmarted!

Hey Google, what can Cocoon do for me?

  • “Hey Google, ask Cocoon to arm my household”
    If you’re at home and you want an extra level of security, simply ask Google to arm your Cocoon.  Making it easy to arm your Cocoon at bedtime, so you can rest easy knowing Cocoon is on guard.
  • “Ok Google, tell Cocoon to sound the siren”
    If you’re home alone and hear something unusual, you can activate Cocoon’s built-in siren with your voice.  Sounding the 90+ dB alarm even if you don’t have your phone to hand to access the Cocoon app, simply by asking Google.
  • “Ok Google, ask Cocoon about Subsound”
    Learn more about Cocoon by asking Google. Find out about Subsound® technology, how Cocoon uses AI to avoid false alarms and what the different coloured lights on the front mean.

This is our very first release for Google Assistant (already live on iOS, with Android following soon), there are more exciting features and updates in the works to control your Cocoon with Google Home and Google Home Mini devices.

Can burglars outsmart my smart home?

Security is at the heart of all we do at Cocoon, including making exciting new features like voice-controlled security with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Rest assured that disarming your Cocoon home security will never be as simple as saying “Hey Google, disarm Cocoon”.

There will always be tight security, and well-considered rules, around disarming your Cocoon home security. It is one of the most important elements in ensuring the technology works to protect your home when you want it to. Ensuring Cocoon cannot be disarmed with voice commands not only prevents the risk of tech-savvy intruders over-riding your security, but also of someone in your household accidentally asking Cocoon to stand down.

How do I ‘Link’ Cocoon with Google Assistant

Linking your Cocoon to your Google Home or Assistant can be done in a few simple steps, ensuring a secure ‘handshake’ between the two:

1. Open your Cocoon app and visit the ‘Household details’ screen. There is a section for ‘Smart home’ where you can ‘Sign in with Google’
2. Tap ‘Continue’ and sign in to the Google account you’d like to link to Cocoon
3. Open your Google Assistant app, search for Cocoon, tap the ‘Link’ button and follow Google’s instructions
4. The final stage is to activate it with a voice command, why not try “Hey Google, tell me about Subsound”

You’ll now be able to tell Cocoon to sound your siren and stop it, ask Cocoon to arm, and find out about Subsound from any smartphone using Google Assistant, as well as Google Home, Google Home mini and Amazon Alexa products.

There’s more information, with pictures to guide you through how to ‘link’ your Cocoon with your Google Assistant on our help page.

So, what next?

We’re excited that you can now have voice-controlled home security with the range of Google Assistant as well as Amazon Alexa products. We hope that, by being hands-free, your home security becomes a more natural part of your daily life. Making it even easier to feel safe in the knowledge Cocoon is looking after what you care about most.

We always love to hear from you. If you have any feedback or questions email us on [email protected] or chat live with us on our website.