URC Adds Amazon Alexa to Total Control URC has released Amazon Alexa Smart Home Skill integration for URC Total Control in the U.S. market. By RS Staff Published: February 15, 2017 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 URC has released Amazon Alexa Smart Home Skill integration for URC Total Control in the U.S. market. This integration enables a wide range of control possibilities with Alexa-enabled devices such as the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Amazon Fire TV. The skill is designed to integrate Alexa-enabled devices with Total Control, allowing homeowners to utilize basic voice commands (“Verbal Button Press”) to execute programmed macros—a major change in the way URC Total Control users can enjoy their smart home system. “For over 25 years, URC has provided leading-edge control solutions to our customers around the world,” said Doug Cole, URC SVP and general manager. “Today we join an elite group of smart home innovators with the introduction of intelligent voice control for Total Control, our premium, custom whole-house automation and control system. With best-in-class touchscreens, handheld remotes, mobile apps, keypads, and now Amazon Alexa intelligent voice control, our clients will truly live the connected lives they aspire to.” With the integration, homeowners can select TV programs, activate music systems, raise and lower shades, adjust thermostats, and even turn on or off their whole home with simple commands. Virtually any Total Control macro can be controlled via Verbal Button Press with the URC Amazon Alexa integration. This integration works by using Alexa Smart Home Skills. The URC Alexa Integration Guide, available on the URC Control Room dealer website, explains how to incorporate Amazon Alexa home automation and control into a Total Control installation. Alexa integration must be completed by a certified URC Total Control systems integrator. Knowledge of Accelerator Programming is required.