What you need to know to use Amazon Alexa with your Schlage smart locks.
Friday, July 28, 2023
When you take advantage of the benefits of home sharing, you want the experience to be simple for you and enjoyable for your guests. Smart locks and electronic deadbolts can help achieve that.
Which Schlage smart locks are compatible with Amazon Alexa?
All of Schlage’s smart locks are compatible with Amazon Alexa. In a few cases, you will need to connect the devices via an adapter or smart home hub. However, the Schlage Encode™ family of products, because of their built-in WiFi, do not require additional hubs or accessories.
- Schlage Connect™ Smart Deadbolt, Z-Wave Plus: Aeotec hub, Homey Pro hub, or Ring Alarm base station
- Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt: No hub required
- Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Lever: No hub required
- Schlage Encode Plus™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt: No hub required
What can Amazon Alexa and Schlage smart locks do?
Sometimes it just feels like work to set up another home automation feature – so why is it worth it to pair your Schlage smart lock with Amazon Alexa? Here are our favorite features:
- Lock and unlock the door with a simple voice command. If you’re elbow-deep in dishes but forgot to lock the door, just say “Alexa, lock the side door” – simple and easy.
- Check the status of your lock. No more internal battle of whether to get out of bed at night to check the status of your lock – all you need to do is say “Alexa, is the front door locked?” for instant peace of mind.
- Set up automation routines. With Amazon Alexa, it’s easy to set up automation routines like “Goodnight Alexa” to turn off lights, shut down connected devices and lock the door. We love an efficient bedtime routine.
How does the voice unlock feature for Amazon Alexa work?
The unlocking feature is disabled by default for your security. Log in to the Amazon Alexa app and enter your password to enable this feature in the locks device settings. When you enable unlock by voice, you will be required to set a four-digit PIN, which must be spoken before Alexa will unlock the door. When you say, “Alexa, unlock the front door,” Alexa will ask for the PIN. If the PIN is correct, Alexa will unlock the door. After three attempts to unlock the door with an incorrect PIN, Alexa will disable the unlocking feature and the door will remain locked. You can re-enable the feature by logging into the Amazon Alexa app and repeating the process.
What should I do if my spoken pin is compromised?
Log in to the Amazon Alexa app to change your PIN as needed. We recommend changing your PIN at regular intervals just as you would a computer password.
Can the unlock feature be used with Amazon Alexa smart home routines?
Both locking and unlocking can be included in Amazon Alexa routines.
In which countries is the Amazon Alexa voice unlock feature enabled?
This functionality is currently available in the United States only.