Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt and Amazon Alexa: What you need to know
Thursday, July 25, 2019
1. Will current Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt models be compatible with Amazon Alexa?
Yes, all current Schlage Sense lock models are compatible with Amazon Alexa devices through the Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter (sold separately), which is perfect for remote access for split-device households or owners who haven’t chosen a home automation system yet.
2. What hubs does the Schlage Sense lock work with?
The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt is compatible with Alexa-enabled devices via the Schlage Sense WiFi Adapter. The Schlage Sense WiFi Adapter does not work with HomeKit or support the use of Siri® voice control.
3. How do I connect with Amazon Alexa?
To connect your Schlage Sense lock with an Alexa-enabled device, plug the Schlage Sense WiFi Adapter into power at home within Bluetooth range of the lock (about 40 feet). Then use the Schlage Home app to pair your deadbolt with the adapter and connect it to your home WiFi.
Once it is connected, you are ready to complete the setup within the Alexa app. Enable the Schlage Home skill in the Alexa app and link your Schlage account to your Alexa account to give the skill permission to access the lock.
4. What can the Schlage Sense lock and Amazon Alexa do?
After connecting the devices, you can ask Alexa to lock and unlock the door, and check the status of your Schlage Sense deadbolt . This offers the peace of mind and convenience of knowing your home is always locked and protected by one of the strongest, most convenient locks on the market.
Voice unlocking is one the newest functions available in the integration between Schlage and Amazon Alexa. The feature was made possible through technological improvements that now requires Alexa to authenticate the user’s identity prior to unlocking the door. The additional step helps to maintain the superior security you expect from Schlage while still enjoying the convenience of voice activation. Read more about unlocking your door with Amazon Alexa here.
5. What can't the Schlage Sense lock and Amazon Alexa do?
Already trusted in over 40 million homes, Schlage always aims 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. With this in mind, Amazon Alexa is not enabled to check battery status or create/maintain secured codes. This ensures that control of these features remains directly in consumers’ hands rather than relying on third-party components.
Whether asking Alexa from bed if the front door is locked or manually securing your deadbolt from the touchscreen, the Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt provides all users with keyless convenience and confidence in their home security. Add to that additional benefits that come when you pair your lock with the other technology in your home and it’s proof that smarter homes start with Schlage.