Alexa, Let Me In!

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Great news for Yale smart lock owners who enjoy the convenience of telling Alexa to lock the door.

Great news for Yale smart lock owners who enjoy the convenience of telling Alexa to lock the door – Amazon’s voice assistant can now unlock the door, too! 

The Alexa lock skill already allows Yale Z-Wave and Zigbee users to lock their door and check current lock status. With the addition of the new unlock skill, Yale Assure Locks can now be unlocked using Alexa voice commands when used with a compatible smart home hub or the Amazon Echo Plus and a Yale Assure Lock with Zigbee. 

The unlock feature is turned off by default, and is enabled by verifying your Amazon credentials using the Alexa app. For voice unlock, you’re prompted to set a four-digit voice code and then asked by Alexa to say that code to unlock. Alexa will only complete the unlock request once the correct voice code is provided. Unlocking can also be done directly from the Alexa app. 

Entering your home with the bundle of groceries has never been easier!