With the help of third party devices we are able to use our voices to control our homes. Although we have had the ability to do this ourselves for many years, it previously required endless coding and definitely had it's hiccups. One of the industry breakthroughs was Siri Proxy. It was by far the coolest way to control your home but was quickly blocked by Apple. (We know this is a feature of Apple Home Kit, we are waiting...)

At the present time we almost have the same results by using third party apps and hardware. We are not 100% there yet but with the quickly evolving technology we know it's close! Take a look at these videos below. 

 Android Controlled Veralite

Siri Proxy in Action 

Amazon Echo Integration