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Schlage brings Amazon Alexa commands to keyless entry

"Alexa...unlock the door"

Back in 2014 a few of our editors made the switch to keyless entryways, and Schlage was the favorite choice at the time. Three years later, and we all still love our new systems, but Schlage has added a few technical advancements that might make it time for an upgrade.

Schlage announced that the company it will provide voice activation accessibility to its Schlage Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt via Amazon Alexa. This added level of functionality enables consumers to utilize Alexa-enabled devices, such as Amazon Echo, to lock or check the status of their door via a Wink or Samsung SmartThings hub from the convenience of a living room, bedroom or kitchen.

“Smart home technology is all about incrementalism, whether it’s consumer adoption or brands integrating with mega-technology platforms,” said Rob Martens, futurist and vice president of strategy and partnerships at Allegion. “Schlage is committed to providing the ultimate security and convenience, and we are proud to now integrate with Alexa to provide consumers with added convenience through Alexa-enabled devices.”

The multi-function Schlage Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt contains several convenient features that unlock the true power of a smart home by enabling homeowners to never have to worry about losing, hiding, carrying or forgetting keys. The device also has the ability to hold up to 30 unique codes that can be tailored to specific days and times for the week, allowing users to track movement in and out of the home. The are also customizable security features, with three unique alarm modes engineered to sense vibrations at the door and immediately alerts consumers with an audible alarm.

These new integrations come as an addition to the Schlage Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt’s existing compatibility with Z-Wave, which allows homeowners to manage their home from anywhere using an internet-connected smartphone, tablet or computer. Schlage’s Connect is compatible with the most trusted smart home platforms, making it one of the most versatile smart locks on the market. These integrations allow Connect to interact with a variety of connected products and empower a wide array of consumers to add the lock to their smart home mix.

The Schlage Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt is now available on Amazon.com, as is the Amazon Alexa line.

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