Why you should care about privacy friendly voice control.
Controlling your home with your voice is a wonderful thing. Having companies listen in is not.
Your voice is being fingerprinted
Your voice is as unique as your fingerprint. Every time you speak near a cloud connected microphone, you could be sharing your presence.
Do the friends, family and other people who visit your home consent to having their voice recorded?
Your voice paints a picture
Cloud-based voice control systems can learn more from your voice than you may realise. Algorithms will try to infer your mood, health, how your relationship is doing, and much more.
With Candle you can speak freely
Candle's voice control happens completely locally.
Your voice and your behavioural patterns never leave your home.
Turn off the microphone
Disable it any time, or unplug the microphone!
All the popular features
Set timers and reminders, toggle devices and ask for their data.
Local machine learning makes voice recognition flexible and fast.
Adding voice control to the Candle controller
2. Install the Voco add-on
Get an authorization token
Go to settings -> addons. Click on the (+) button, and install the Voco addon. Wait a minute to let it download and install, because it's pretty big.
Go to settings > developer > create local authorization
To allow the Voco addon to toggle your devices you will need to create a security code for all things. Copy the token, which is a long line of random letters.
Enter the authorization code in the Voco add-on's settting page
Go back to settings -> add-ons, and open voco's configuration page.
Paste the authorization code into the Authorizaton token field. Then click save. Voco will now restart, and will be able to control all your devices.