If anything demonstrates a consumer’s supreme comfort level with the smart home, it would have to be entrusting the keys to the kingdom to a smart lock.
Home monitoring and security — which includes such things as smart locks and doorbells — is expected to be the second-largest category for unit shipments for the next four years, according to IDC, providing retailers with a prime opportunity to engage consumers who’ve yet to make the switch.
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Yale Assure Locks
Yale Locks & Hardware has expanded support for Amazon Alexa with the addition of voice unlocking for its Assure Lock line of smart deadbolts. The locks must be used with a compatible smart-home hub to access the functionality, or used with the Amazon Echo Plus and a Yale Assure Lock with Zigbee.
Although the Alexa lock skill already allows Yale Z-Wave and Zigbee users to lock their doors and check current lock status, the new skill will unlock using Alexa voice commands. The unlock feature is enabled by verifying Amazon credentials using the Alexa app. For voice unlock, users are prompted to set a four-digit voice code and are then asked by Alexa to speak that code to unlock. Alexa will only complete the unlock request once the correct voice code is provided. Unlocking can also be done directly from the Alexa app.
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