“Alexa, lock my lock” - Yale partners with Amazon Alexa via Samsung SmartThings
Our Keyfree and Keyless Smart Door Locks are now compatible with Amazon Alexa when used in conjunction with Samsung SmartThings.
Voice commands such as, “Alexa, is my lock locked?” or “Alexa, lock my lock” 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 you with added reassurance that your property is secure.
To operate the Smart Door Locks using Alexa, you will need a Samsung SmartThings Hub and the SmartThings app, an Amazon Alexa device and a Yale Smart Door Lock with a Z-Wave module fitted.
The 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 partnership and 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.”