The popularization of home automation that companies like Amazon and Google are causing is causing more and more users to use their products. And this I am seeing personally. Users in Spain who would never have thought of implementing a home automation system use Google Home or Amazon Echo on a daily basis.
But rarely only one person lives in houses and we may not want everyone to have access to everything at all times.
That is why Google has started working on a new feature within the Google Home app to limit access to some users.
An option in development on Google Home
If we go to the Google Home application we can open a new interface in the section of Settings, Family unit.
The members of the house will appear there and we can click on one of them to see the user level it has, as well as the devices it can control.
The point is that, today, we cannot modify either of those two options, but there are indications that Google is working on it. Inside the APK of the app there is a line of code that reads the following:
This person will have access to the selected devices during the following schedule. Carefully review and edit before inviting.
Translated it would be like this:
This person will have access to the selected devices during the following hours. Please review and edit carefully before inviting.
That is, we can make a person have or not have access to certain routines, commands and devices but also have it only at certain times, perfect for the little ones.
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