It’s great news for the Yale Keyfree Connected and Keyless Connected Smart Locks, from July 21st 2017, these products will be compatible with Amazon Alexa when used in conjunction with Samsung SmartThings.
You’ll now be able to control your front door with Alexa using voice commands such as, “Alexa, is my lock locked?” or “Alexa, lock my lock”. These commands will trigger automatic responses and/or actions from Amazon Alexa. For security purposes the lock will not unlock via voice commands.
Spoken commands and instructions are transforming the way we interact with everyday objects. The new partnership is convenient for busy lifestyles and will provide homeowners with added reassurance that their property is secure.
What you’ll need
To operate Yale Smart Locks using Alexa users will require;
- Samsung SmartThings Hub
- SmartThings app
- Amazon Alexa device
- Yale Smart Lock with Z-Wave module fitted.
Yale’s Keyfree Connected Smart Lock is suitable for PVC and composite residential doors, whereas the Keyless model is designed for traditional timber doors fitted with a 60mm nightlatch.
Commenting on the addition of Yale’s Smart Locks to the Samsung SmartThings integration, Stephen Roberts, Marketing Manager for Yale Smart Living said: “We are delighted to partner with Amazon Alexa and Samsung SmartThings to make securing your home even easier and more convenient. The popularity of voice control and Samsung SmartThings will help to educate customers about the benefits that smart door locks can bring to their everyday lives and we look forward to working more closely with them in the future.”
“Our goal at SmartThings is to deliver the best and most open smart home solution to users across the globe,” said Brett Worthington, Vice President of Global Business Development, Samsung SmartThings. “Partnering with industry leaders like Yale and Amazon Alexa in both the U.S. and now U.K. markets is another step towards ubiquity as we continue to enable the most popular use cases for customers with voice control, smart locks and more.”
More about Yale Smart Living
Yale Smart Living is the leading provider of smart security solutions. The Smart Living range is available as standalone products, or as part of a connected smart home system, giving homeowners the freedom to tailor their security requirements. www.yale.co.uk/smart-living
More about SmartThings
SmartThings gives people freedom of choice in the connected devices and services they use in their homes. With an open platform and a thriving ecosystem of partners, SmartThings creates infinite possibilities for people to add a little smartness to their things. SmartThings is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA and operates independently as a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics.
Works with SmartThings
SmartThings is the brain of your smart home, connecting wirelessly with a wide range of smart devices and making them work together. SmartThings works with devices from more than 35 partners, including Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Visit SmartThings.com/Works-with-SmartThings to see the full list of compatible devices.