Can I use voice assistants to lock and unlock the door?

With Google Assistant, customers can remotely check the status of the Nest x Yale Lock from anywhere, lock it with a simple voice command, and include it in a Google Routine.

Google Assistant FAQs

How do I get started?

If you haven’t set up Google Assistant for any Nest Devices:

  1. Make sure you have a Google Home Device, or download the Google Assistant app on your phone (it’s free!) 
  2. Connect your Google Assistant account to your Nest account.
    Click Here for instructions to connect to Google Assistant.
  3. Go to Message Center in the Nest app. 
  4. Hit “Allow” on the message that says “Works with Nest update.”
  5. Try asking your Google Assistant ‘Hey Google, is my door locked?’ on your Google Home Device!

If you have previously set up Google Assistant to work with a Nest Device:

  1. Go to Message Center in the Nest app.
  2. Hit “Allow” on the message that says “Works with Nest update.”
  3. Say to your Google Home Device: ‘Ok Google, sync my devices’. Google should respond ‘ok, syncing devices for Nest’.

Here are some phrases you can use:

Lock Door
“OKG, Lock my door”
“OKG, lock the door”
“OKG, Make sure my door is locked”
“OKG, Secure my front door”
“OKG, Make sure my door is secure”

Check Door is Locked
“Is my door locked?”
“Is my door unlocked?”
“What is the status of my lock?” 

*Please note at this time we don’t offer the ability to unlock your door with voice commands for security reasons.

 

What is this new integration and how does it work?

We are bringing the intelligence of Google Assistant to the Nest x Yale Lock.  Customers can use the Google Assistant to check status and even remotely lock their door, if for example they’re on their way to work. Customers can also incorporate the lock into a Google Routine, so that the door automatically locks when you go to bed, for example.  

When will it be available?

Beginning on August 30th, people will be able to connect their Google Assistant to the Nest x Yale Lock.

What other products does the Nest x Yale Lock integrate with?

The Nest x Yale Lock integrates with the Nest ecosystem.

Does the Nest x Yale Lock integrate with Alexa? If not, why?

This is the first voice assistant integration for Nest x Yale Lock. We’re always looking to add new integrations that create unique and valuable customer experiences, but don’t have anything else to announce right now.

Can you use Google Assistant to unlock? Why?

No, but you can lock with Google Assistant. For now, we do not allow voice commands to unlock for security reasons.