7 things you need to know about Schlage Connect™ and Amazon Alexa
Friday, March 3, 2017
Schlage is expanding its innovation footprint within the Internet of Things by integrating the Schlage Connect™ lock with Wink and Samsung SmartThings, two of the most trusted smart home hubs in the industry. Through these integrations, consumers can now access their Schlage Connect lock via Amazon Alexa-enabled devices.
Here’s what you need to know before you use your Schlage Connect lock with Amazon Alexa.
1. Will current Schlage Connect models be compatible with Amazon Alexa?
Yes, all current Schlage Connect lock models will be compatible with Amazon Alexa-enabled devices through Wink and Samsung SmartThings hubs.
2. What steps need to be taken to connect with Amazon Alexa?
In order to utilize the Schlage Connect lock via Alexa-enabled devices, users must connect the deadbolt to a Wink or Samsung SmartThings hub. Once it is connected, users will be able to access their lock via voice activation. See this tutorial for a step-by-step guide.
3. What can Schlage Connect and Amazon Alexa do?
Amazon Echo users can lock and check the status of their Schlage Connect deadbolt through their Wink or Samsung SmartThings hub. This offers consumers the peace of mind and convenience of knowing their homes are always locked and protected by one of the strongest, most convenient locks on the market.
*Update May 9, 2018: Schlage announces new Amazon Alexa voice unlocking capabilities. Get the details here.
4. What can't Schlage Connect and Amazon Alexa do?
Schlage is committed to providing consumers with a suite of keyless electronic products developed to address their need for convenient, secure, and technologically advanced yet simple-to-use locks. With this in mind, Amazon Alexa is not enabled check battery status or create/maintain secured codes.
5. Why can’t I check battery status with Amazon Alexa?
Schlage has a legacy in producing the strongest locks in the industry that offer easy ways to add another layer of security, and even make it smarter. This legacy and commitment remains true with Alexa-enabled devices, therefore Schlage’s focus continues to be ensuring that the power of checking battery status remains in consumers' hands directly, rather than relying on third-party components.
6. Why can’t I add or delete user codes with Amazon Alexa?
Already trusted in over 40 million homes, Schlage always aim to create carefully designed products that bring the possibilities and potential of every door in your home to life – keeping you safe and making life easier and more connected. We are unwilling to compromise that, especially when it comes to Smart Home integration. Therefore, we always want to ensure something like adding and delete user codes remain in the users’ hands directly, rather than relying on third-party components.
7. What hubs does Schlage Connect work with?
The Schlage Connect™ Touchscreen Deadbolt is compatible with Alexa-enabled devices via Wink and Samsung SmartThings hubs.
For more information about the Schlage Connect’s integration with Amazon Alexa, visit schlage.com to view our press release.