Smart speakers are a good addition to your devices when you’re ready to turn your house into a smart home. Smart devices were designed to make life easier by connecting together. In essence, you’d be able to control all of your smart devices in one place, such as a tablet or smartphone.

Smart speakers let you, not only listen to your music playlist, but you can also give it commands. It’s possible to ask it questions about this week’s weather and current events. Some devices are even programmed to tell you a joke.

Amazon Echo Dot

Amazon Echo Dot is a voice-controlled speaker with Bluetooth capabilities. You can use its’ speakers or transfer the audio to any speakers you choose. The Dot responds to “Alexa”. In order to give it a command, just say her name. For example, if you wanted to order a pizza you would say, “Alexa, order a pizza from Pizza Hut.” The Amazon Echo Dot is designed to find local businesses, play music, make phone calls, and more. It can even control other connected smart devices, such as lights, door locks, and temperature systems.

Google Home Max

Google Home Max is a quality smart speaker that comes in black or white. You can use the Bluetooth to sync your music as well as other devices. This device can be used as a speakerphone. It supports WiFi and Google Assistant, so you can ask it questions, make phone calls, and control other devices. Google Home Max has changed the face of music by adjusting the sound quality to your room’s acoustics, so you have the perfect sound with every song. Because Google has partnered with several companies, you can play music from Spotify, Pandora, YouTube Music, iHeart Radio, and more.

Sonos One

Sonos One uses voice-activated technology to listen to music. It’s built with Amazon Alexa, so it is quick and easy to prompt her to play your songs, turn other devices on and off, and ask everyday questions. Because it has collaborated with the Amazon family, you can enjoy songs using Amazon Music Unlimited, Tunein, Spotify, and other partners. It also can be used in multiple rooms. Just connect speakers from other rooms using the Bluetooth feature to sync the devices and enjoy. You can listen to quality-sounding music while at a backyard barbecue, in the bathroom, or while cooking a meal in the kitchen.

Apple HomePod

Apple HomePod is a speaker unit intended to be used with Apple products. So, you’ll only be able to play songs through Apple Music. It does, however, adjust the sound of the music based on your room’s acoustics, so you’ll receive excellent sound quality with each song that is played.


Google Home Mini

Similar to the Google Home Max, but smaller, the Google Home Mini stands up to its competition. Because of its small size and speaker output, it was not designed to be used as a primary speaker unit. It’s to be connected to larger speakers in your home and you will have access to the same features such as the Google Assistant and dozens of music partners.

While you’re tuning your place into a smart house, consider Protect America for your smart home security. You’ll have access to the SMART Connect app, which allow you to manage and control your entire home security including:

  • Door lock features
  • Lighting controls
  • Live security streaming
  • Alarm system controls
  • Home automation features
  • Open garage doors

According to SafeWise, “Homes with a security system are 33% less likely to be broken into.”

For a free quote, contact Protect America today and get started on a package for you and your family’s home security.