Amazon and Schlage Collaborate on Amazon Key and Smart Homes

Source: Amazon

Smatlocks maker Schlage has joined forces with Amazon to deliver integrated smart home solutions to homeowners with convenience and ease.

In parallel with this announcement, Schlage has introduced the Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt, Zigbee certified with Amazon Key compatibility. This new lock is available now as part of the Amazon Key Smart Lock Kit.

“With over 95 years of experience, we’ve committed ourselves to helping consumers achieve a secure, smart home experience through our door hardware, intellectual devices, and integrations. Collaborating with Amazon will inspire customers to consider the possibilities of convenience when managing their home systems, while giving them more control, security and peace-of-mind.”

Lee Odess, vice president of solution providers business at Allegion, maker of Schlage locks

Schlage’s integration of Zigbee protocol into the Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt allows customers to lock their door while away from home via the Amazon Key app when paired to the Amazon Cloud Cam.

Customers will receive real-time notifications, live streams, and recorded clips to control and monitor guest access and optional in-home delivery without having to be there.

The Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt, Zigbee certified can also be managed through the Amazon Alexa app when synched to your Amazon Echo Plus or Echo Show.

“We love collaborating with companies that can help us deliver convenience and value to our customers. Bringing Schlage’s experience in the smart home space will do just that. Giving Amazon Key customers the option of the enhanced Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt is a great start. Now even more customers can enjoy keyless entry, door monitoring, and optional in-home deliveries.”

Rohit Shrivastava, GM of Amazon Key

Amazon Key

Amazon Key gives consumers the freedom to manage access to their home when they’re not there.

Amazon customers simply create a guest profile on the Amazon Key App to schedule always, recurring, or temporary access for the people they trust.

Their guests can conveniently come and go using a secure keypad code and Amazon customers will be notified anytime their door is locked or unlocked.

Plus, with the included Amazon Cloud Cam, homeowners can use two-way talk to check in with whoever is entering their home, just like being there, and watch motion clips later in the Key App.

For added convenience, Amazon Key compatible locks work with Alexa.

Users just enable the Amazon Key Alexa skill and ask Alexa to lock or check the status of their door. Prime members in select cities and surrounding areas can also choose to opt-in to in-home delivery.

Educating About Smart Homes

In addition to product innovation, Schlage and Amazon are working to help consumers better understand the benefits of a smart home.

Schlage recently joined the Amazon Smart Life Roadshow, an interactive, mobile exhibit, designed to bring the connected home experience to life.

This pop-up installation is an engaging hotspot that allows local consumers to check out many Amazon compatible products, including Schlage smart locks.

READ MORE: Amazon Key Everyday Use Features Now Available Nationwide

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