Google Assistant – FIBARO Integrations

Description

The Google Assistant and FIBARO system work together to make FIBARO appliances even more convenient to use. FIBARO and voice control by Google will help you to control lights, cameras, thermostats, sensors, scenes and even more without lifting a finger. There won’t be a need to find your phone, use wall switches or any other remotes – just talk to your Google Assistant.

 

Google Assistant

The Google Assistant is a virtual assistant developed by Google that is primarily available on mobile as an app and on smart home devices, including Google Home, Google Home Mini, and Google Home Max.

 

FIBARO ID

FIBARO ID is an account that allows you to use many FIBARO services with one profile. When you join the FIBARO ID account with your Google Account you allow us to share data about your Home (devices connected to the Home Center) with Google. This data sharing is necessary so that Google is able to provide Google Assistant services.

To unlink your FIBARO account and Google Account please refer to the article: How to unlink FIBARO account from Google Assistant.

 

Requirements

  • FIBARO Home Center 2 or Home Center Lite with firmware 4.130 or newer,
  • FIABRO ID account with at least one Home Center assigned,
  • Google Assistant, on a dedicated device or as an app for iOS or Android.

 

Regional accessibility and supported languages

  • FIBARO Smart Home (Home Control) for the Google Assistant is available for the following languages:
    • English (U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia).
  • FIBARO for the Google Assistant is available for the following languages:
    • English (U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia).
  • Availability of the Google Assistant or Google Home app may vary depending on your region and phone settings.

 

FIBARO Integrations

There are two ways to operate FIBARO devices using Google Assistant. To learn how to activate and control FIBARO devices using Google Home or your Google Assistant on other devices see the integrations below.

 

FIBARO Smart Home for the Google Assistant (Home control)

FIBARO Smart Home taps into the engine of the Google Assistant which in turn provides the framework for voice-enabled control for your house appliances. Using native capabilities of Google Assistant regarding smart home management, users can invoke and control devices without using any custom start phrases. Just say “Hey Google, turn on the lights in the living room” to turn on the light connected to the Home Center.

Activation
  1. Open the Google Home app.
  2. In the top left corner of the Home screen, tap Menu.
  3. Verify that the Google Account that is listed is the one linked to Google Home. To switch accounts, click the triangle to the right of the account name.
  4. Tap Home control.
  5. In the “Devices” tab, at the bottom right tap Add (plus symbol).
  6. Search for the FIBARO, then follow the on-screen steps to link the accounts.
List of Home Control commands

The list of commands, which can be used to control devices connected to the FIBARO Home Center using Google Assistant’s smart home control features:
 

Type

 

 

How to control

 

Switches

Hey Google, turn on/off all switches.
Hey Google, turn on/off [switch name].
Hey Google, turn on/off switches in [room name].
Hey Google, what switches are on/off?
Hey Google, what switches are on/off in [room name].

Wall plugs

Hey Google, turn on/off all outlets.
Hey Google, turn on/off [wall plug name].
Hey Google, turn on/off outlets in [room name].
Hey Google, what outlets are on/off?
Hey Google, what outlets are on/off in [room name].

Lights*

Hey Google, turn on/off all lights. – the command switches also outlets, that aren’t lights
Hey Google, turn on/off [light name].
Hey Google, turn on/off lights in [room name].
Hey Google, what lights are on/off?
Hey Google, what lights are on/off in [room name]?

Dimmable Lights

Hey Google, dim/brighten all lights.
Hey Google, dim/brighten [light name].
Hey Google, dim/brighten lights in [room name].
Hey Google, dim/brighten all lights by [delta percentage].
Hey Google, dim/brighten [light name] by [delta percentage].
Hey Google, decrease/increase lights in [room name] by [delta percentage].
Hey Google, set all lights to [percentage].
Hey Google, set [light name] to [percentage].
Hey Google, set lights in [room name] to [percentage].

Scenes

Hey Google, activate/start [scene name].
Hey Google, activate/start [scene name] in [room name].

All devices

Hey Google, turn on/off everything.
Hey Google, sync my devices.

 

* Some switches and wall plugs can be visible as lights, if specified as such during Home Center setup.

FIBARO for the Google Assistant (Action on Google)

FIBARO action for the Google Assistant available here, is a standard extension for the assistant. It works differently from the normal home control skill in a way that you need to mention FIBARO in order to control your home.

Activation
  1. Say or write one of the hotword phrases to your Google Assistant:
    Talk to FIBARO or Speak to FIBARO or Ask FIBARO
  2. Continue following on-screen prompts in the Google Home app.
List of Action on Google commands

The full list of commands, which can be used to control devices connected to the FIBARO Home Center using FIBARO Action on Google Assistant is as follows:
 

Action

 

 

What to say?

 

Activation of FIBARO

You: “Ok Google/Hey Google. Talk to/speak to/I want speak to/ask FIBARO.”

Update of state of the device and scene

You: “Ok/Hey Google, talk to/speak to/I want speak to /ask FIBARO.”
Google: “Start controlling Your home.”
You: “Discover [scenes/rooms/programs/switchable devices/ programmable devices/ thermostats/lights/cameras/doors and windows].”
Google: “Start controlling Your home.”

Controlling scenes

You: “Ok/Hey Google, talk to/speak to/I want speak to /ask FIBARO.”
Google: “Start controlling Your home.
You: “Activate the scene [scene].”
Google: [Scene] scene activated. How else can I help you?

Turning devices on

You: “Ok/Hey Google, talk to/speak to/I want speak to /ask FIBARO.”
Google: “Start controlling Your home.”
You: “Turn on the [device].”
Google: “[device] is turned on. How else can I help you?”

Turning devices off

You: “Ok/Hey Google, talk to/speak to/I want speak to /ask FIBARO.”
Google: “Start controlling Your home.”
You: “Turn off the [device].”
Google: “[device] is turned on. How else can I help you?”

Controlling lights

You: “Ok/Hey Google, talk to/speak to/I want speak to /ask FIBARO.”
Google: “Start controlling Your home.”
You: “Turn on all lights.”
Google: “All lights turned on. How else can I help you?”
You: “Ok/Hey Google, talk to/speak to/I want speak to /ask FIBARO.”
Google: “Start controlling Your home.”
You: “Turn off all lights.”
Google: “All lights turned off. How else can I help you?”
You: “Ok/Hey Google, talk to/speak to/I want speak to /ask FIBARO.”
Google: “Start controlling Your home.”
You: “Turn on lights in the [room].”
Google: “Lights in [room] turned on. How else can I help you?”
You: “Ok/Hey Google, talk to/speak to/I want speak to /ask FIBARO.”
Google: “Start controlling Your home.”
You: “Turn off the lights in the [room].”
Google: “Lights in [room] turned off. How else can I help you?”
You: “Ok/Hey Google, talk to/speak to/I want speak to /ask FIBARO.”
Google: “Start controlling Your home.”
You: “Set all lights to [x] percent.”
Google: “All lights are set to [x] percent. How else can I help you?
You: “Ok/Hey Google, talk to/speak to/I want speak to /ask FIBARO.”
Google: “Start controlling Your home.”
You: “Set lights in the [room] to [x] percent.”
Google: “All lights in [room] set to [x] percent. How else can I help you?

Listing all devices

You: “Ok Google/Hey Google, talk to/speak to/I want speak to /ask FIBARO to list all [scenes/rooms/programs/switchable devices/ programmable devices/ thermostats/lights/cameras/doors and windows].”
Google: “The list of all [scenes/rooms/programs/switchable devices/ programmable devices/ thermostats/lights/cameras/doors and windows]: [list of names]”

Getting readings from sensors

You: “Ok/Hey Google, talk to/speak to/I want speak to /ask FIBARO.”
Google: “Start controlling Your home.”
You: “Is the [door or window] closed?”
Google:Google Home: “Yes. How else can I help you?”
You: “Ok/Hey Google, talk to/speak to/I want speak to /ask FIBARO.”
Google: “Start controlling Your home.”
You: “Are any doors or windows open at home?”
Google: “Yes, some doors or windows are opened at home. How else can I help you?”
Google: “No, all doors and windows are closed at home. How else can I help you?”
You: “Ok/Hey Google, talk to/speak to/I want speak to /ask FIBARO.”
Google: “Start controlling Your home.”
You: “Is any door or window open in the [room]?”
Google: “Yes, some doors or windows are opened in {room}. How else can I help you?”
You: “Ok/Hey Google, talk to/speak to/I want speak to /ask FIBARO.”
Google: “Start controlling Your home.”
You: “What is the humidity in [room]?”
Google: “The humidity in [room] is [x] percent. How else can I help you?”
You: “Ok/Hey Google, talk to/speak to/I want speak to /ask FIBARO.”
Google: “Start controlling Your home.”
You: “What is the light intensity in [room].”
Google: “The light intensity in [room] is [x] lux. How else can I help you?”
You: “Ok/Hey Google, talk to/speak to/I want speak to /ask FIBARO.”
Google: “Start controlling Your home.”
You: “What is the temperature in [room].”
Google: “The temperature in [room] is [x] degrees. How else can I help you?”

Controlling cameras

You: “Ok/Hey Google, talk to/speak to/I want speak to /ask FIBARO.”
Google: “Start controlling Your home.”
You: “Take a snapshot on [camera].”
Google: “Snapshot sent. How else can I help you?”
You: “Ok/Hey Google, talk to/speak to/I want speak to /ask FIBARO.”
Google: “Start controlling Your home.”
You: “Take snapshots on all cameras.”
Google: “Snapshots from all cameras sent. How else can I help you?”
You: “Ok/Hey Google, talk to/speak to/I want speak to /ask FIBARO.”
Google: “Start controlling Your home.”
You: “Take a snapshot of the [room].”
Google: “Snapshots sent. How else can I help you?”

Controlling RGBW programs

You: “Ok/Hey Google, talk to/speak to/I want speak to /ask FIBARO.”
Google: “Start controlling Your home.”
You: “Activate the program {program} on the [device].”
Google: [program] program on [device] started. How else can I help you?”

Setting the temperature

You: “Ok/Hey Google, talk to/speak to/I want speak to /ask FIBARO.”
Google: “Start controlling Your home.”
You: “Set the [device] to [x] degrees.”
Google: “[device] set to [x] degrees. How else can I help you?”

Changing controlled device

You: “Ok/Hey Google, talk to/speak to/I want speak to /ask FIBARO.”
Google: “Start controlling Your home.”
You: “List home center devices.”
Google: “[x] home center devices found. Please choose the number from the list. [list of numbers and HC IDs]”
You: “Ok/Hey Google, talk to/speak to/I want speak to /ask FIBARO.”
Google: “Start controlling Your home.”
You: “Set home center device to the number [x].”
Google: “Home Center selected. How else can I help you?”

FAQ


Google Assistant is a virtual assistant developed by Google. It is a cloud-based voice service allowing you to enjoy a number of functions such as controlling your FIBARO Home Center or home multimedia system.


Google Home is a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant. You can use voice commands to play music, get answers from Google and manage everyday tasks such as control your FIBARO Home System.


You can say: “Ok Google/Hey Google. Talk to/speak to/I want speak to /ask FIBARO.”
Or you can find FIBARO on the list of actions in the Google Home or Google Assistant app.


It depends. FIBARO provides two methods. Make sure you configure the right service.


There are some device names that we don’t recommend. Using them increase the chances of misinterpreting your speech. Don’t use words such as “scene, light, list, turn, switch etc.” as a device name. It is also not recommended to use the same word in various names (like “kitchen” as a room and “kitchen lights” as a device).


Yes. Moreover, you can use those devices together with the Google Assistant app on your mobile devices (as long as you are connected to the same Google Account).


Home Center 2 and Home Center Lite with firmware 4.130 or newer.


You can control lights, cameras, sensors, scenes and more.


It depends on the type of integration. Check the list of commands for the corresponding integration above.


For your safety, Google Home service does not allow to control devices connected with security. Devices of types listed below and scenes that control such devices will not be discovered:
– Roller shutter controllers
– Doorlocks (e.g. Kwikset, Shlage)
– Intercoms (e.g. Mobotix, Helios)
– Alarms (e.g. Satel, DSC)
– Security sensors and barriers (e.g. motion sensors, door sensors)
– Virtual Devices

LUA and Magic scenes are not available.


In Home Center configuration interface:
1. Open device configuration (wrench icon).
2. Select the “Advanced” tab.
3. In “Controlled Device” field select “Wall lamp”, “Garden lamp”, “Lighting” or “Bedside lamp”.
4. Save configuration.


Make sure that your app language is English. After changing the language run again the app.


This option is not available at the time. Use separated commands to successfully perform the action.

 

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