Using voice to interface with devices and services around the home enables a rich and intuitive experience as shown by Amazon’s huge successes with FireTV and Echo. However, with the exception of a few 3rd party point solutions such as Wemo, the voice user interface is generally not available in the home. One reason for this is the difficulty and unfamiliarity of the technologies required to enable voice control.
Alexa Lambda Linux (ALL) was developed to help accelerate this learning curve. ALL is a HW/SW reference design meant to enable quick prototyping and realization of the control and monitoring of things using Amazon Alexa Voice Services. A voice-controlled home security system has been built from the reference design as proof of concept.