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Networking+Home Control
SECURITY | ENERGY MANAGEMENT | AMENITIES
URC Total
Control Adds
Rachio Integration,
Upgrades Alexa Skill
Leading control provider enables smart
watering system support and deploys
'significant' improvements to Alexa Skill
2.0 compatibility within its ecosystem.
By Arlen Schweiger
RESIDENTIAL AND commercial
controls provider
URC has bolted out of the
2024 starting gate with its
latest integration and voice
control news. The Harrison,
N.Y.-based company has announced
integration support
for Rachio as well as a significant
upgrade to its Amazon
Alexa Skill with URC's Total
Control platform.
Rachio, a specialist in
smart-yard technology, has
introduced an integration
through which residential and
commercial users can enlist
Rachio's Smart Watering
systems with seamless URC
Total Control compatibility.
Key benefits include:
Unified Operation:
Rachio smart watering
devices operate within
the Total Control system
for easy and secure
control and automation.
Customization to
Match User Preferenc20
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es: Form multiple zones
or devices, Total Control's
user experience
allows easy adjustment
including water management
and usage.
Remote, Secure Dealer
Access: Within a secure
environment, this integration
allows dealers
remote access (with
end user approval) to
troubleshoot, monitor,
or adjust.
Plan and Monitor Water
Efficiency: Integrated
water sensing allows for
precise measurement of
water consumption and
enables sustainability
and cost saving.
With professional
installation, Total Control
allows this new integration
to combine with customized
scenes where multiple
exterior activities occur like
watering, lighting, surveillance,
and more. For the end
Dealers and users benefit from the Rachio integration
across control devices.
customer, this works across
URC user interfaces.
" This next-generation,
smart watering integration
delivers efficiency and
resiliency while ensuring
that our dealers can easily
install reliable, secure smart
systems with premium,
unified performance, " states
Lars Granoe, URC's VP of
product development.
The Alexa Skill enhancement
enables owners
to enjoy more intuitive,
personalized experiences
via additional native integration,
more direct voice
control commands, direct
control of all devices in an
Alexa room and many new
features, the company says.
The latest evolution of
URC's Smart Home Skill
2.0 can control numerous
smart home and commercial
environment platforms
through Total Control. Also,
it permits the inclusion of
URC's Total Control Unified
module software, which aggregates
devices from other
brands under categories like
Unified Lighting and Unified
Access Control.
URC says the user experience
is more direct by
enabling functions with simplified
commands that allow
simple instruction, direct to
Alexa. Plus, it expands the
reach of the rooms, devices,
and settings. For instance,
users can command within
the Total Control system:
Another enhanced feature
is the ability for Total
Control to allow Alexa's
room aware capability with
URC devices that include
Alexa built in. This lets users
issue commands without
the need to define the
room (e.g. Primary Bedroom)
and related device (e.g.
TDC-5100), elevating the
voice command's efficiency,
according to URC.
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