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Due to the variety of smart home objects there are out there in the market, as well as the myriad of digital assistants, sometimes it can be confusing and a bit difficult to find the balance between a smart home object you want and also a digital assistant that plays nicely with it. The good news for Alexa users is that you now have at least one more option in terms of smart locks.

Schlage has announced that the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt and Schlage Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt both play nicely with Amazon’s Alexa. What does this mean? This means that through voice commands, users will be able to control the smart lock. However they will first have to setup a unique PIN that must be spoken in order for it to unlock, although we’re not sure if that’s such a great idea since anyone can hear it.

According to Schlage, “The feature is disabled by default for security. Users will be required to log into their Amazon Alexa app using their password to enable the feature initially, and then create a unique PIN, which must be spoken before Alexa unlocks the door. The feature is immediately disabled after three incorrect voice code attempts.”

With the launch of this feature, users have more control over their Schlage locks. Previously users could only use their voice to lock their docks and check on its status, but the launch of this feature will give users more control over it.

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

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