Brilliant Control touchscreen smart home hub with Alexa now available


Brilliant Control puts voice and visual Alexa in any room.
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Brilliant announced today availability of its self-installed control panels we saw at CES 2018, which let you swap out your light switch for a Wi-Fi-connnected touchscreen smart home hub. With them you can control everything from your lights and thermostat to music and video doorbells. Available now starting at $299, Brilliant’s panel uses Amazon’s Display Cards like those on Amazon’s Echo Show device that give you the visual information associated with any Alexa skill you’re using.

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“It puts Alexa in the walls of your home — no more clutter — and because it has a touchscreen, it makes access to things like Ring, Sonos, Hue, etc. available to anyone in the home,” said a spokesman for Brilliant.    Along with Alexa, there is support for Google Assistant, Sonos, Nest, Ecobee, Honeywell, Ring, Philips Hue and Wemo lights and smart plugs. Hubs like Samsung SmartThings also allow it to connect with smart locks, Z-Wave or Zigbee products.



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