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Google is working with carmakers to install the Android Automotive operating system in their future models. Android Auto now supports smart home apps, so users can control their garage doors and home alarm systems from the infotainment screen.

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July 24, 2023 announced it is one of the first smart home security platforms available on Android Auto to deliver a unified car-to-home user experience. Android customers now have a seamless connection to intelligent smart home and security controls right from the car display, according to the announcement.

The simple interface is said to help drivers and passengers perform key smart home and security actions. With one tap, customers can activate Home and Away Scenes, remotely open and close the garage door, and receive real-time alerts on the vehicle display such as security events, arming reminders, and other location-based reminders.

“ has long been focused on using smart home systems to provide seamless transitions when coming home or heading out. We’re pleased to pair our app expertise and the power of the full system together with Android Auto to further automate daily routines for our customers,” said Dan Kerzner, president, platforms business at “Our Android Auto integration is the latest example of how we create a seamless user experience when synchronizing the security system with home automation technology, both inside and beyond the home.”

For example, drivers can simplify their evening routine by activating an Home Scene on the way home from work so the garage door opens, the security panel disarms, the entryway and kitchen lights turn on, the smart thermostat adjusts the temperature, the living room shades lower, and the music starts to play.

Android Auto is available in 46 countries and is supported in most car models that are 2018 or newer. Users must have an Android phone running 8 or higher and the Android Auto app.

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