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We’re very proud of our independent Excellent Trustpilot rating, backed up by the many repeat customers we’ve been supporting for years.

 

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World-Class, Industry-Leading Technical Support - Forever Free

You’ll always have FREE access to our technical knowledgebase, application guides, YouTube tutorials & Customer Services, as well as all other online resources, help, white papers and articles.

If none of these answer your query you can also raise a ticket and get direct access to our team of smart home specialists for for assistance.

 
 

Access to technical specialists
100’s of in-depth help resources
Video guides via YouTube channel
Blog articles with product reviews & test results

 
 

The Vesternet Promise

As Founder & CEO of Vesternet, I personally guarantee your 100% satisfaction on any purchase.

I’d never want you to be unhappy with something you buy from us, so here’s my promise - you can return any unused products within 365 days. If you have problems with a new purchase, our support team will work with you to resolve. And if you still can’t get it working then you can return it within 14 days for replacement or refund. For full information take a look at our full returns policy.

In addition, here’s my personal email should you ever have any problems or feedback: dave.bell@vesternet.com

We’re not just a shop, we’re with you all the way on building your smart home.

 
 

Alexa

Alexa

Alexa virtual assistant

The Amazon Alexa Voice Service allows you to play music, listen to information, news, sports scores, weather and much more!

Available via the companion products from Amazon - Echo, Dot & Tap - Alexa can access online music services from Prime, tunein, Spotify and others. It can even read you a bedtime story from your Audible library.


Echo

Being a Cloud based service Alexa is constantly updating and is continually learning, adding new functionality and skills. The more that you use Alexa, the more it adapts to your voice, the way that you speak and your personal preferences.

Alexa Skills add additional features to the service and are contributed by third party developers. Alexa can order your favourite takeaway, book a taxi, check your railway commute times and even update your energy provider meter readings - all without you having to lift a finger.

From a Home Automation perspective, Alexa brings integration with many Smart Home devices and systems out-of-the-box. There's support for Philips Hue, WeMo, Nest, Hive, Tado, Netatmo and the list is growing every day.

Now you can relax in your favourite arm chair and turn on the lights, turn up the thermostat and close the blinds while queuing up your favourite box set ready to stream to your TV. Just by using your voice!


 

Connecting Amazon Echo

Setting up and using Amazon Echo is as easy as it gets.

Echo

Enabling Alexa Skills

Using Skills is extremely easy and user friendly with just a few steps using Alexa's App or by using your voice.

Nest Skill - Voice Activated

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Alexa Skills

Enable the skill by using your voice

Just ask Alexa

Nest Skill - App Activated

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Alexa Skills

On the Menu click in "Skills" and search for Nest

Click "Enable Skill"

Log In with your Nest account

Honeywell Evohome Skill

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Alexa Skills

Search for the Honeywell Skill and click "Enable Skill"

Click "Manage Devices in Smart Home"

See the list of devices discovered

Philips Hue

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Alexa Skills

On the Smart Home section click "Discover devices"

Wait for Alexa to connect with your Hue Hub

See the list of devices discovered

Fibaro via node-red

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Alexa Skills

Log in to developer.amazon.com and create a new Alexa Skill

Use Node-red to handle incoming requests

Control your devices with Fibaro's REST API

Vera via node-red

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Alexa Skills

Log in to developer.amazon.com and create a new Alexa Skill

Use Node-red to handle incoming requests

Control your devices with Vera's REST API

Vera - cloud to cloud

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Alexa Skills

Log in to developer.amazon.com and create a new Alexa Skill

Follow the steps here to create your skill

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Alexa compatible Devices

  • Nest

    Nest uses smart wireless technology for its home automation products to provide a seamlessly connected experience.

  • Philips Hue

    ZigBee enabled light products move your home's lighting firmly into the 21st Century.

  • LIFX

  • Honeywell Evohome

  • Netatmo

    Netatmo is an innovative and dynamic brand that develops smart home automation devices for a better and connected home lifestyle.

  • tado

    tado GmbH is a German technology company headquartered in Munich and the European market leader in intelligent home climate solutions.

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