Yale Smart Locks Now Offer Amazon Alexa Compatibility Via SmartThings and Wink Adding Alexa voice control to Yale’s SmartThings and Wink integration offers many customers a new level of convenience and flexibility. BERLIN, Conn., March 1, 2017 – Yale Locks & Hardware today announced that its Yale Real Living® deadbolts and levers with Z-Wave® or ZigBee® are compatible with Amazon Alexa when used in conjunction with a Samsung SmartThings Hub or Wink Hub. The Alexa lock skill allows Yale Z-Wave or ZigBee users with a compatible hub to lock their door and check current lock status. Voice commands such as, “Alexa, lock my front door,” or “Alexa, is my back door locked?” will trigger automatic responses and/or actions from Amazon Alexa. The lock will not unlock with voice commands for security purposes. “Adding Alexa voice control to Yale’s SmartThings and Wink integration offers many of our customers a new level of convenience and flexibility,” said Jason Williams, President, ASSA ABLOY U.S. Residential Group, which includes Yale Residential. “The popularity of Amazon Alexa clearly demonstrates a strong consumer preference for voice control, and the Alexa integrations make controlling a smart home easier than ever. We’re thrilled to now be part of that.” “Voice is rapidly emerging as the next interface as it allows consumers to interact with devices in their home hands-free and naturally without disrupting daily routines,” said Brett Worthington, Vice President of Global Business Development, Samsung SmartThings. “We’re excited to deliver even more possibilities to our customers with Yale and Amazon Alexa as we continue to bring to market new integrations enabled through our open platform.” The Samsung SmartThings Hub and Wink Hub are compatible with all devices with Amazon Alexa – including Amazon Echo, Amazon Echo Dot and Amazon Tap. To operate the Yale Real Living Assure Lock using Alexa voice commands requires either a Samsung SmartThings Hub and the SmartThings app or a Wink Hub and the Wink app, an Amazon Alexa device and a Yale lock with Z-Wave or ZigBee*, such as the Yale Assure Lock. *Wink works with Yale Z-Wave locks. SmartThings is compatible with both Z-Wave and ZigBee locks. About Yale Yale protects millions of homes and businesses worldwide and is the brand behind locks of every design and function in over 125 countries. Our door locks, digital locks, digital door viewers, padlocks, and more help people to secure their favorite belongings. As one of the oldest international brands, Yale is among the best-known and most respected names in the lock industry. Yale is part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, the global leader in door opening solutions About ASSA ABLOY ASSA ABLOY is the world’s largest lock company and a recognized global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user demands for security, safety and convenience. For more information visit www.assaabloy.com/en/com/. 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.