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Alexa, the virtual private assistant that powers Amazon’s Echo, Tap and Echo Dot connected devices, can do so much more than what other assistants can do. It’s capable of calling you an Uber, controlling your lights, checking your bank account, and so much more. Alexa is picking up a new trick today. Now that it supports August Home smart devices, it’s capable of locking and unlocking doors at your home on command.

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“We’re excited to work with August to expand our smart home capabilities by launching an Alexa skill for Smart Lock, the first-ever Alexa-enabled Smart Lock,” said Charlie Kindel, director for Alexa Smart Home division at Amazon.

August Home makes smart locks that now work with Alexa. This new skill that Alexa has picked up only works with first or second generation locks, it can be enabled from Amazon’s Alexa app.

You will need the August Connect Wi-Fi bridge in order to pair the smart lock to the Wi-Fi. Once that’s done, you can easily control the locks using voice commands.

You’ll be able to give out commands like “Alexa, lock the door,” and it will relay that to the August Home smart lock which will do as told. Locking doors has never been so easy.

August Home smart locks play nice with Siri as well as they have support for Apple’s HomeKit platform. The latest version of the August Home locks allows iOS users to command Siri to lock their doors.

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