I’ve programmed my front door lock to open many ways (when it detects a phone returning, but also using Alexa voice commands when I leave the house). I now have Dots and Echos throughout my home and if someone yells load enough from outside, Alex will respond.
When I go on vacation, I can mute all the Dots and Echos (but there are 11 currently and will soon be more), I can remove the unlock command from Smartthing apps (but they are scattered in Rule Machine, Core and Routines), or I can simply remove the batteries from my front door lock. (It’s easy to disable the garage doors - also on Smartthings - and I’ve been doing that prior to Smartthings anyway). I don’t see any way to disable Z Wave on my Schlage lock - which would be the best scenario as I would still be able to use the keypad from the outside.
Am I missing another and maybe easier solution to this?
(Edit: While re-reading what I wrote I realized that it might be best security wise to just remove the door unlock feature from every routine Alexa can trigger. I would keep in presence and button commands - via IFTTT and executed from my phone).