Transcript for A peek inside the futuristic Amazon Alexa-controlled home
Back now with a look inside what may be the home of the future. Amazon's Alexa featured in model homes controlling everything from the lights to the thermostats to your TVs. ABC's Matt Gutman is at one of those smart homes in Irvine, California, with a preview. Good morning, Matt. Reporter: Hey, good morning, Michael. And Alexa, good morning. Wait for it. Wait for it. Look at that. So what you're seeing here is really interesting but it is not necessarily novel. What is new is that despite some security and privacy concerns, the nation's largest home builder is going to roll this out standard in every new home it bills across the country. They're saying thihe future. This is today. Dim the kitchen lights, please. Reporter: We've all dreamed of a house that would do the work for us. ?????? Reporter: Like "The jetsons." Yesterday I walked out of here with my shoes on my ears. Reporter: And now -- Enjoy your beauty rest. Reporter: Amazon is getting one step closer. The country's largest home builder has teamed up with Amazon to make the digital assistant, you know her as Alexa a standard in every one of its new homes. These devices can run your lights, blinds, temperature all entertainment, even the door lock and doorbell. We got a sneak peek at one of these homes seeing Amazon's hand in things from the very first touch. Inside we found Amazon specialist Alicia Anderson. And then the bullets of commands began. Alexa, set the thermostat to 67 degrees. Alexa, show me the kids' room. Alexa, can you show me any upcoming events. Here's what's on the calendar. Alexa, show me the front door. Okay. Oh. Reporter: This technology including the wi-fi it needs to run on will be built into every one of the tens of thousands of new homes they build across 21 states including -- Roomba has started. Reporter: What you have here is one robot telling another robot what to do. Reporter: While Amazon has the lion share of the market it is a potentially multimillion dollar business that Google and apple are trying to do but sometimes even smart systems like Alexa have a hiccup or two. Alexa open the bathroom shades. Bathroom shades doesn't support that. All right. Let me -- Can you program Alexa not to recognize, your children's voices? There is a new echo dot with some children features on it that kind of differentiate the two but there is some security things for children that is already implemented as is. A you're connecting a lot of stuff to the internet you do open yourself up to potential hackers. Nothing is perfect and there's always a chance that someone will be able to break in. Reporter: Cybersecurity experts share several tips. Most critical, being know what data these devices are collecting about you. You can fine-tune the settings. Outfit yourself with a strong password for every device connected to the smart home device, cover cameras when not in use and lastly update your firmware. Now, Michael, I want to show you a couple of things that this digital assistant can do. Alexa, what's the news? Here's your flash briefing. She's got good taste. ABC news -- Reporter: Alexa stop. Ask roomba to start cleaning. One of the things you can do is ask for recipes and talk about your morning commute. She'll even tell you about the weather in the morning and as I try to avoid roomba over here, these houses going on sale now and across the country they average about $400,000, obviously that depends on where you are. Michael. All right. Matt, definitely a home of the future. Looks like we're getting closer to the "Jetsons." Can he cook me a meal. Won't make your latte yet, unfortunately. We'll wait for that. Could you guys do that? Hmm.
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