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Friday, August 5, 2016

Amazon and August let users lock doors with voice command

“Alexa, tell August to lock the front door.”

With a voice command like this, a homeowner can activate a Bluetooth-controlled lock through August Home, the smart-lock maker.

The team up between August and Amazon is another step in expanding how "smart" a home can be. Though gadgets to control, for instance, a house’s lights, thermostat, and audio system, have been around for decades, they could only be operated at first through personal computers and control pads, and eventually tablets and smartphones. Now, the two firms are pushing Alexa into home security.

“The ability to be able to talk to Alexa and control my lock is definitely getting closer to the home of the future,”..

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