how to connect schlage connect to alexa

You probably want to know how to connect Schlage Connect to Alexa.

Alexa is very convenient when paired with Schlage locks because you can use voice commands to control your doors.

Integrating Schlage Connect into Alexa will require you to use a smart hub. However, that smart hub will vary depending on whether you have a Zigbee-certified or Z-wave-certified Schlage Connect.

In the guide below, we will help you with all the necessary info to link Schlage Connect and Alexa correctly.

After that, all your smart devices will be in your hand or just a voice command of distance.

How To Connect Schlage Connect To Alexa?

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Does Schlage Connect work with Alexa? Yes, Schlage Connect can work perfectly with Alexa.

When you hook up both systems, you might control your door’s Lock via voice commands and have more control over its general activities and status.

How to connect Schlage Lock to Alexa? Connecting the Schlage Connect to Alexa will require a compatible hub.

The necessary hub will vary depending on which sort of signal your Schlage Connect uses.

Learn How Pairing Mode Works

For any of the methods below, a few things are universally valid. They are: putting the Schlage Connect into pairing mode and what sort of network you need.

Here are the general steps to put your Schlage Connect (regardless of Zigbee or Z-wave) into pairing mode:

  1. Take off the top of the battery.
  2. Push and let go of the button.
  3. A flashing yellow light means that pairing is going on.
  4. A green light means that things went well.

Mind The Network Frequency

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When connecting smart devices to a smart hub, you will likely use your phone’s app.

Then, you must ensure your phone is connected to the router’s 2.4GHz network.

That is because smart hubs and other smart devices don’t work with 5GHz frequency.

Integrate Z-Wave Schlage Connect To Alexa

When you identify that you have a Z-wave-certified Schlage Connect, there are a few hub options for you:

  • Samsung SmartThings,
  • Wink,
  • Ring Alarm,
  • Blue by ADT, and
  • Honeywell Home

Option #1: Connect Via Samsung SmartThings

As the Samsung Smartthings smart hub is compatible with both Z-wave and Zigbee devices.

Any Schlage Connect model may be added to the system. Integrating the Z-Wave model goes like this: 

  1. Launch the Smartthings app on your mobile device;
  2. Tap “Home”;
  3. Go to “Things”;
  4. Click the “Add a Thing” option;
  5. Follow the easy prompts;
  6. Wait for the green light on the smart Lock.
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Connect To Alexa

While the Echo Dot or Echo Plus are not readily compatible with the Z-wave Schlage Connect, they can connect to Samsung SmartThings and control any device linked to it.

Here is how:

  1. Open the SmartThings app;
  2. Select Menu (the three lines icon);
  3. Tap on Voice Assistant;
  4. Choose Alexa;

The SmartThings app will redirect you to the Amazon app:

  1. Click on “Enable to use for SmartThings”;
  2. Click on Authorize

After that, the platform linking will be finished. Next, tap the X icon and wait for device discovery.

Note: According to Samsung SmartThings, Alexa can control locks linked to the SmartThings hub. 

Thus, you must test if controlling it is possible or if you must look for additional settings on the apps.

Option #2: Use Wink

use your wink app

Keep in mind that the Wink hub is only compatible with the Schlage models that use Z-wave frequency.

  1. Launch the Wink app;
  2. The app will discover Schlage Connect;
  3. Go through the quick prompts;
  4. Wait for the Smart Lock to display a green light.

Connect To Alexa

Once the Schlage Connect is successfully added to the Wink hub, it is time you connect it to Alexa.

Here is how:

  1. Ensure your Alexa device and Wink hub are on;
  2. Open the Alexa app;
  3. Tap on the three-strip icon;
  4. Click on “Smart home”;
  5. Tap on “Get more smart home skills”;
  6. Search for “Wink”;
  7. Tap Wink and choose to enable it;
  8. Enter your Wink credentials;

Once the accounts are linked, do the following:

  1. On Alexa, tap on “Discover devices”;
  2. The app will find the devices connected to the Wink hub;
  3. You can tap on Schlage Connect and tweak its settings.
Note: Both the Amazon Echo (or other Alexa-enabled devices) and the Wink Hub must be powered on and online at all times. Otherwise, you won't be able to control the Schlage Connect lock from Alexa.

Option #3: Use Ring Alarm

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Ring Alarm is an additional handy solution for connecting your Schlage Connect-enabled Z-wave device.

Here are the steps:

  1. Launch the Ring app;
  2. Click on Set Up A Device;
  3. Select Locks And Access Controllers;
  4. Ring app will automatically discover the device;
  5. Do what the app asks;
  6. Check that the green light flashes on the Lock.

Connect To Alexa

Okay, so the Ring Alarm is not truly a hub. However, it can work to bridge the Schlage Connect to Alexa.

After the Schlage lock is successfully connected to the Ring Alarm, do the following:

  1. Open the Alexa app;
  2. Tap the three-strip icon;
  3. Choose Skills & Games.
  4. Search for “Ring” in the search box.
  5. Click on Ring and “Enable” it.
  6. Enter the Ring credentials.

Once the accounts are linked, you must do the following:

  1. On Alexa, tap on “Discover devices”;
  2. The app will find the devices connected to the Ring Alarm;
  3. You can tap on Schlage Connect and tweak its settings.
Tip: According to Schlage, the method above should give you immediate access to Alexa's preset voice commands. You can say, "Alexa, lock my doors."

Option #4: Use Blue by ADT

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The ADT Hub is yet another option. After putting the Schlage Connect into pairing mode, do the following:

  1. Launch the Blue app;
  2. Choose Menu;
  3. Choose Devices;
  4. Tap on the “+” button;
  5. Follow the prompts
  6. Ensure that your Lock’s LED blinks green

Connect To Alexa

Alexa comes into play after a successful pairing between the ADT Smart Hub and Schlage Connect.

Do the following:

  1. Open the Alexa app;
  2. Tap the three-strip icon;
  3. Choose Skills & Games.
  4. Search for “ADT Pulse” in the search box.
  5. Click on ADT Pulse and “Enable” it.
  6. Enter your ADT Pulse credentials.

Different from other options, you don’t need to discover devices. However, suppose you notice that the Schlage Connect is not responding to voice commands.

Then, you might as well tap on “Discover devices.”

Option #5: Use Honeywell Home

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The name of the Honeywell Home app is Resideo. After installing it, you can add the Schlage Connect.

Check the steps below:

  1. Launch Resideo;
  2. Click on the three-strip icon;
  3. Choose Add New Device;
  4. Select your smart Lock;
  5. Click “OK” when necessary;
  6. A green light must flash on the Lock.

Connect To Alexa

The Honeywell Resideo app is very easy to link to the Alexa app. After that, you can command the Schlage Connect directly through voice prompts.

  1. Open the Alexa app;
  2. Tap the three-strip icon;
  3. Choose Skills & Games.
  4. Search for “Honeywell” in the search box.
  5. Click on Honeywell and “Enable” it.
  6. Enter your Honeywell credentials.

Once both systems are linked, all the devices available on the Resideo app will appear on Alexa. 

  1. Select which ones you want to control
  2. Press “Connect.”
  3. Tap on “Discover devices”;
  4. All the devices you’ve selected will be controllable.

Integrate Zigbee Schlage Connect To Alexa

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Zigbee-certified Schlage Connect locks, on the other hand, will work with the following hubs: Samsung SmartThings and Amazon Echo Plus.

Samsung SmartThings has already been covered above, and the method for pairing doesn’t change for Zigbee locks.

How To Connect Via Amazon Echo Plus

The Amazon Echo Plus can quickly identify your Schlage Connect and notify you through Alexa.

If it does not occur, proceed as follows:

  1. Open the Alexa app;
  2.  Click on the “+” icon;
  3. Choose to Add a Device;
  4. Select Lock from the list 
  5. Look for and choose “Schlage”;
  6. Find your device model and tap on it;
  7. Wait for the LED to flash green on the Lock.

After that, test that the link works by saying, “Alexa, lock/unlock the door.”

What We Learned

How to connect Schlage Connect to Alexa? That question is common when you buy your first Schlage Connect lock.

Depending on the frequency used (Zigbee or Z-wave), you might need an additional hub to bridge Schlage and Alexa.

Nicole B