New to this and would like to have Alexa unlock my Schlage lock.
I have it setup in my Smartthings App
Have it in the Alexa app but it will not respond to commands
I know from a video you can say “lock on/off” but not sure how to set up
Tried to follow these instructions but the options weren’t available on my screen
How do you find Hello Home Phrases?
Head over to your Hello Home Phrases and create a phrase to just unlock the door:
Tap the speech bubble in the upper right corner of the app dashboard
Tap the gear icon in the bottom right corner
Tap “Add an action”
Set it up to just unlock the door and nothing else
I think Alexa will ignore , block any devices, modes that it thinks contain a lock. So I don’t think you can tell Alexa to unlock your door through a “direct” connection. (For safety reasons)
Smartthings can unlock your door. So you might have to make a virtual switch in smartthings, use that virtual switch as the go between for Alexa and smartthings.
This has been covered here in the forums, will take me as bit to find it. Hopefully someone who has done this recently or who uses Alexa to unlock their door can chime in. I use my routines and presence to control my lock vice Alexa directly.
There is a YouTube video that explains how to do it and he gives the voice command “Alexa lock on/off” but I’m not a programmer and don’t quite understand nor can I find within the link what I’m supposed to do. Sure I’m just missing a couple of steps
Alexa can unlock the door.
After you add it to ST and discover it in Alexa you need to enable opening in the Alexa App.
Go to Smart Home
Find the lock and then clock Unlock by voice and set a voice code.