Smart Deadbolt

Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt locks itself with an Alexa voice command

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You can already lock and unlock Schlage’s Sense smart deadbolt with your voice through Siri, but you currently have another selection if you are not an addict of Apple devices. The smart lock is currently compatible with Amazon Alexa, thus you’ll lock (but sadly, not unlock) it or check out its status by barking out voice commands through an Echo speaker or any of the e-retail giant’s Alexa-enabled devices. If you wish to play with the integration a bit more, you’ll fire up the Alexa app and make “routines” for your smart devices triggered by key words. as an example, you’ll create a sequence that automatically locks your front door and switches off the lights after you say “good night.”

 

Schlage has another smart lock with Alexa integration through either Wink or Samsung SmartThings, but Sense could be the better selection if you do not have plans of automating all the appliances in your home. See, you do not need to connect the deadbolt to an automation hub to be able to take advantage of its Alexa-related options. but you’ll need Schlage’s $70 wifi Adapter on top of the $229 smart deadbolt.

 

The adapter does more than just enable Alexa integration, though: it’ll also permit you to control the lock using the Schlage Sense app for android and iOS anywhere you’re. without the adapter, you’ll only pair the deadbolt with an iOS device via Bluetooth. That said, if you are only after Alexa integration, you can also add August Home’s smart lock to your list of choices, that works with Amazon’s, Apple’s and Google’s voice assistants.

 

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source:engadget.com

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