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.