The number of smart locks that Alexa can control is increasing. Just recently it was announced that Alexa can now control Schlage’s smart locks, but now Alexa users can add Yale to the list. Yale has recently announced that their smart locks will now play nicely with Alexa, allowing users to control their smart locks using their voice.

At the moment Yale’s smart locks already work with Alexa to a certain extent. As Yale points out, Alexa users can already lock their Yale Z-Wave and Zigbee locks and check on its status, but with this recent announcement, it means that Yale Assure Locks can be unlocked using Alexa voice commands.

According to Yale’s announcement, “The unlock feature is turned off by default, and is enabled by verifying your Amazon credentials using the Alexa app. For voice unlock, users are prompted to set a four-digit voice code and then asked by Alexa to say that code to unlock. Alexa will only complete the unlock request once the correct voice code is provided. Unlocking can also be done directly from the Alexa app.”

So if you’re an Alexa user looking to furnish their home with a smart lock system, it looks like you can now add Yale to your considerations.

Filed in Gadgets >Home. Read more about Alexa, Amazon, Connected Objects, IoT (Internet of Things), Security and Yale.

Related Articles
User Comments