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Amazon Adds Smart Lock Control To Alexa’s Collection Of Native Abilities

Over a week ago, Amazon added a Door Lock Application Program Interface to the Alexa Skills Kit, in an attempt to simplify Smart Lock control for users. This update improved voice commands for Smart Lock partners, including Kwikset, August, Z-Wave, Schlage, Yale and Vivint.

As mentioned in a previous article I’d written, this would simplify the locking process, but due to security vulnerabilities, Amazon decided not to launch unlock support at this time.

 

Kwikset Obsidian Smart Lock

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How Smart Locks Stand Up To Conventional Locks

Many consumers are questioning the security of the Smart Lock, but isn’t it far to say that both the Smart Lock and conventional lock have security issues? The traditional lock is vulnerable to bump keys or lock picks and Smart Locks are vulnerable fuzzing, device spoofing and replay attacks.

 

Kwikset Obsidian Smart Lock

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Exploring The Protocols For Smart Locks

There are three wireless communication standards utilized in Smart Locks, including Z-Wave, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Each of these wireless communication standards are unique in their own way and make the lock’s smartness possible.

 

Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt

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Control Your Yale Real Living Assure Locks With Voice Commands Thanks To A Seperate Apple MFI Chip

Yale, a leading provider of a wide range of door locks and padlocks, has a decent Smart Lock line up, including the Yale NexTouch and Yale Real Living Assure. The company announced earlier this month the HomeKit integration, which allows Yale customers to control their Smart Locks, with voice commands via Siri.

 

Yale Real Living Assure Bluetooth Lock
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Westinghouse RTS Z-Wave Series Biometric Lock, With Fingerprint Reader

When most consumers think of Smart Locks, they think of August, Schlage and Kwikset brands. Westinghouse, an American-based electric company that manufactures electric motors, industrial gas turbines and household products, released its commercial-grade Z-Wave-enabled Smart Lock on September 22, 2016. The Westinghouse RTS Biometric Smart Lock offers universal compatibility with automation networks in commercial settings. The embedded Z-Wave Plus 5202 chipset will allow the lock to communicate with third-party connected devices. However, it does require a Z-Wave-enabled hub to operate remotely.

 

Westinghouse RTS-Z Smart Lock, With Fingerprint Reader

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The Yale Conexis™ L1 Smart Lock Will Soon Be Available To British Consumers

Yale unveiled their new Smart Lock, Yale Conexis™ L1, at the Grand Designs Live in October of this year. If you are familiar with Yale, you are probably familiar with the Yale Real Living product line. The company is taking their Smart Lock to a new level, by introducing new technology and a unique design to their current proven formula.

 

Yale Conexis L1 Smart Lock

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Jasco Joins The Smart Home Industry, With The Introduction Of The Enbrighten Z-Wave Plus LED Smart Bulb

Jasco, a leading provider of consumer lighting controls and security products, has taken the plunge into the Smart Home Industry. This is a great move for the company, since the Smart Home industry is expected to increase by fourfold. According to one report, 600 million Smart-Connect devices will ship annually by 2021, which is a huge increase from the 2015, 50 million.

 

Jasco Enbrighten Z-Wave Plus LED Smart Bulb

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