Control your home with your presence with the latest from Google Home

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Home automation has become simple since Amazon and Google introduced their ecosystems, Home and Echo, in Spain. We have more and more options available and we see how there are more compatible devices.

In turn, the applications that already exist are improving allowing us to perform new tasks, without buying new devices.

The perfect example has reached Spanish users today. With a few weeks delay, as is usually normal, we can now make our home automation system know whether or not we are at home, and act accordingly.

How to create routines based on whether or not we are at home

The latest update of the Google Home application allows us to create routines of actions that are activated not with a voice command, as was normal until now, but with our presence. Well, to be honest it is the presence of our mobile that serves as an actuator.

Control your home with your presence with the latest from Google Home

To begin with, we can configure the lights to turn on or off when someone comes home or when everyone leaves, respectively. This difference is subtle but necessary.

We can do it with each of the bulbs in our home but also with smart plugs.

Control your home with your presence with the latest from Google Home

In addition, each time we are going to create a routine, we can make the trigger not a voice or written command, but presence. To do this, we go to the routines section and choose if we want it to be activated when someone arrives or when everyone leaves.

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