Since no manufacturer makes every single type of smart home device, it means that users typically have to mix and match products. For example your home security camera could come from one company, your thermostat from another company, your smart lock from another company, and so on.
This also means sometimes having to juggle multiple apps to do different things, which is something that companies like Apple and Google are trying to unify through systems like HomeKit or Google Home/Assistant. For homeowners who have the Schlage Sense deadbolt installed in their homes, you’ll be pleased to learn that the company has recently announced support for Google Assistant (and in turn Google Home).
Ultimately the support for Google Assistant means that now the Schlage Sense system will be compatible with pretty much all systems, where previously it was supported by Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s HomeKit. With Google Assistant support, users can ask to see if their door is locked and can also ask Google Assistant to lock the door using just their voice.
For those unfamiliar with the Sense, it is a deadbolt system that lets users key in the code to unlock the door, or use an app to lock/unlock it remotely, while also allowing users to grant access for their friends and family members. For more information on the Schlage Sense, you can head on over to its website for the details.