First to Let Amazon Alexa Unlock My Door

Now August Smart Lock users are able to ask Alexa-enabled devices to “unlock my door,” using a secure voice PIN code in addition to locking and checking the status of an August Smart Lock.

“Last year, we launched the August Home smart lock skill, which allowed users to lock the door and check the status of their August Smart Lock from an Alexa-enabled device,” said Jason Johnson, CEO of August Home Inc. “Before adding the unlock feature, we needed to be sure we could maintain our standard for security. Now users have the convenience of using Alexa to unlock their door using their voice and a secure voice PIN from anywhere in the home.”

August Smart Lock customers using the 1st generation or 2nd generation lock can begin using Alexa by enabling the August Smart Lock skill within the Alexa app. The unlock skill requires users to set a 4-12 digit PIN code during the account linking process.

Using the August Smart Lock with Alexa-enabled devices also requires connecting the August Smart Lock to the Internet using either the August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge or August Doorbell Cam. All three products are available through the Amazon Launchpad program for startups.

Additionally, consumers can ask Alexa to order August products such as the August Smart Lock or August Connect from any Alexa voice-enabled device.