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Using Nuki as a trigger in Alexa Routines – here are all the innovations

Nuki News 07.09.2021 | Christine Deniz

Update 07.09.2021

Dear reader,

Does Alexa make your everyday life easier and more pleasant? Have you already discovered the wide range of options available for integrating your Nuki Smart Lock into Alexa Skills? Then we have some good news for you: Nuki and Alexa now get along even better.
In this article, you’ll find out all the latest news about the smart interaction between Nuki and Amazon Alexa. And a little trip down memory lane for good measure:

Alexa opens the door with Nuki – been doing so ever since 2017

In keeping with our guiding principles smart – simple – secure, we focused on integration into smart home systems right from the start:

  • November 2016: Nuki’s official market launch
  • March 2017: Nuki products are available on Amazon
  • April 2017: Nuki Smart Lock supports Amazon Alexa

This made Nuki the first electronic door lock in Europe with Alexa voice control! And, in doing so, we also met a very frequent request from our users – especially with regard to smart home automation. They no longer had to use IFTTT as a go-between. Controlling Nuki using voice commands and integrating it into Routines has been possible ever since, via the Nuki Skill in the Alexa app.

Nuki Skills: new features and even more options for Alexa Routines

Alexa users have often used Nuki in typical evening Routines, such as:

Voice command: “Good night” → all lights are switched off → the shutters are lowered → the heating goes into energy-saving mode → the Nuki Smart Lock locks the door.

However, the door could only be locked at the end of an action.
Now you can also use Nuki as a trigger for a Routine. This opens up completely new possibilities.

Examples of Alexa Skills using Nuki as a trigger

Examples of Alexa Skills using Nuki as a trigger

The more devices you integrate into your smart home, the more customised and comprehensive you can make your Routines. There are no limits to your creativity. For example, you could set up an automation called “Welcome Home”:

You come home, unlock your Nuki Smart Lock (via the app or the Nuki Keypad, for example), and the change in your Smart Lock’s status (from “closed” to “open”) automatically triggers the following actions:

→Your lamps turn on and glow with a warm tone.
Alexa greets you.
→Your favourite playlist or a rundown of the news is played.
→The light in the hallway is switched off.
→The thermostats are set to a comfortable room temperature.

Turn your voice into a smart key – you’ll never have to go AFK again just because the doorbell is ringing:

 

Some good news for users from Spain, Italy and France

Certain features were previously only available in German, English and Dutch. Users in Spain, Italy and France, for example, were therefore not able to unlock the Nuki Smart Lock using Alexa voice commands.
Now, however, all users can benefit from the entire range of functions that the Nuki Skills offer in the Alexa app.

This means the Nuki Skill is now available for 7 markets:

  • German speaking region (DACH)
  • English (international)
  • English (Australia)
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Dutch

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Christine Deniz
I belong to those who claim to "not really know their way around technology". It is therefore important to me that complex processes are presented in an understandable and simple way. What fascinates me about Smart Lock technology is the fact that it not only replaces the key - the central element of a home - but also extends it. An innovation for everyone, not just for techies.