With there being several digital assistants in the market today, it’s not surprising that support for some of them might come later than others, if at all, but the good news is that if you own Schlage’s Sense Smart Deadbolt, the company has announced that it will play nicely with Google Assistant where users can use the digital assistant to lock their doors.

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We should point out that Schlage had previously announced plans to support Google Assistant earlier this year, and now it looks like support is finally rolling out. The latest announcement means that users can now lock and also check on the status of the lock using Google Assistant, a feature which they rolled out earlier this month for Amazon’s Alexa.

According to Rob Martens, futurist at Allegion, the maker of Schlage locks, “Schlage has been at the forefront of IoT security solutions since launching the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt in 2014. This new integration and functionality is a testament to our ongoing commitment to raise the bar for innovation, convenience and security and to support consumers’ choice of IoT platform.”

Schlage already works with Alexa and Apple’s HomeKit, so like we said earlier, it can sometimes take a while for companies to eventually extend their offerings to other platforms, but we suppose better late than never, right?

Filed in Gadgets >Home. Read more about Connected Objects, Google, Google Assistant and IoT (Internet of Things).

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