Home/Away Modes together with our rules enable you to create intuitive automation. For example, when you arrive home between 6:00-9:00 p.m. weekdays, Almond will disarm the alarm, turn on the porch light for five minutes, and then set the thermostat to 70 F. To set a Mode on Almond using Alexa, you can say, “Alexa, tell Almond to be in Home Mode”, or simply say, “I am Home” after starting the skill
Another free feature included with the free Almond app is parental controls. Now limiting your kids’ screen time is as easy as a voice command. For example, just say, “Alexa tell Almond to disable kids Internet”.
Step 1 – Go to the devices tab and scroll down to ‘Network Devices’
Step 2 – Select the device you want to control and tap on the ‘settings’ icon. Go to ‘User Category’ and tap on the right side
Step 3 – Select ‘Kids’ from the menu options. Repeat for as many devices as you wish
Step 4 – Block your kids’ Wi-Fi access using your mobile or with a simple voice command using Alexa
Almond guest network is the best way to enable your guests to have Wi-Fi, but also keep your network private. You can enable and disable the guest network with a simple voice command. For example, just say, “Alexa, tell Almond to enable Guest Network” to enable the guest Wi-Fi and have the username and password sent to you via email.
Once you enable the Almond Skill you don’t need to do anything else to set up the guest network.
Almond Internet Security works by identifying vulnerabilities and signs of infection in your IoT devices, so you could block or quarantine them. In the former case, it scans your network for open ports, checks whether the UPnP service or port forwarding is active, and tests for any weak Telnet and local web server usernames and passwords. In the latter case, it scans your devices for unusual communications a tell-tale sign they are already compromised.
In addition Almond’s Internet Security allows you to check the browsing history of your kids. The browsing history is sorted in easy to understand movie based ratings.You can also view the data consumed by each device connected to Almond.
Step 1 – Upgrade your Almond 3 to the latest firmware AL3-R015-64MB. For Almond 2015 update to AL2-R098 and for Almond update to A1A-R014. Update the latest Almond app version 7.3 on Android from Google Play store and iOS version 3.1 from App store
Step 2 – Open the Almond app and click on the ‘More’ tab, then click on the ‘My Subscriptions’ tab to view different subscription plans. As an introductory offer, all Almond 3 users will get a 1 month free subscription
Step 3 – Click on the IoT Security tab, and click on ‘FREE TRIAL’ or choose a subscription plan under the ‘Current Plan’ tab
Step 4 – Once you’re done selecting the plan, click on ‘Start My Trial’ / ‘Start My Plan’. You now have access to the subscription. Click on ‘Done’ to start using Almond Internet Security