Yale Assure Locks have joined the list of products that can operate and be voice controlled within the Xfinity Home ecosystem.
The locks can be controlled from virtually any location using Comcast’s Xfinty Home mobile app. Users can remotely lock and unlock doors, check lock status and create rules such as to receive lock status notification at a given time, say when the kids get home from school.
The locks can also respond to voice commands via the Xfinity Voice Remote from within the home. Example: “Lock the door.”
Comcast said it now has 1.2 million users of its home automation services.
The Yale Assure Lock line includes a series of smart locks that offer a choice of keyed and tee-free entry. In order to work with Xfinity Home, the locks need to be purchased with a Yale Zigbee Network Module, which retails for around $50. Yale sells four Assure locks that are compatible with the network module.
“Smart door locks can be a meaningful home security addition, especially when combined with other IoT devices like cameras,” said Patti Loyack, VP of IP services and home automation for Comcast Cable, in a statement. “Xfinity’s platform gives consumers the ability to manage and control all of their smart devices in one unified experience and we’re excited to give our customers even more choice by integrating the Assure Lock line from Yale.”