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Knowledge Base for Android Auto™ Overview for Android Auto empowers Android customers with a seamless connection to smart home and security controls right from their car’s built-in display.

Android Auto's simple and safer-to-use interface helps customers drive with fewer distractions so they can be focused on the road ahead while still keeping tabs at home. With just a tap, customers can activate Home and Away Scenes, as well as open and close their garage door for easy, on-the-go automation. Additionally, they can stay in the know while on the move with on-screen, real-time alerts of important system activity and reminders.


  • A residential or commercial account
  • A compatible Android phone
  • app with version 5.0.0+
  • A compatible vehicle or stereo system
    Note: Android Auto is supported in most 2018 car models or newer. For cars without Android Auto pre-installed, customers can use Android Auto using a portable car display.


  • Scenes (i.e., Home and Away)
  • Garage door commands (i.e., Open and Close)
  • Notifications (i.e., Pending alarm, Alarm, Arming reminder, and location-based notifications)

For more information about features or connecting to Android Auto, see for Android Auto User Guide.




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