Nuki Smart Home Skill for Amazon Alexa available!

Just a few months ago, we introduced you to the first smart lock in Europe, the Nuki Skill for Amazon Alexa. Because the smart home skills were not yet available in Europe, we decided at the time to choose a custom skill.

Now several months have gone by, and the development of smart voice assistants is now expanding rapidly in Europe and smart home skills have meanwhile been introduced in Europe too. These let you link them together with each other in the Alexa app in order to create so-called scenes. This allows you to combine several smart home skills together. You can also talk to smart home skills much more easily. So, with the new smart home skill you just have to ask for the status of the front door and you don’t have to mention Nuki anymore in the sentence. This means that from now on, you can use Nuki Smart Lock much more flexibly and integrate it in your smart home system even more easily.

Unfortunately, smart home skills (like Google Assistant skills) still don’t support a way to open or unlock the door. So the smart home skill lets you only lock the door but not unlock it. However, you don’t have to define a PIN code either when you install it. Because we always do our best to provide you with as much freedom as possible, the custom skill will remain available so you can decide for yourself which of the two skills suits your life better.

Of course you can also use both skills in parallel if you want to use all the functions!

All differences at a glance:

  Custom Skill Smart Home Skill
Request door status Yes Yes
Request activity log Yes No
Open / Unlock door Yes No
Lock door Yes Yes
Integrate in smart home scenes No Yes
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To the Custom Skill To the Smart Home Skill

  1. Activate Nuki Web in your Nuki App
  2. Activate the Nuki Smart Home Skill in your Alexa App and allow it to access your Smart Locks via Nuki Web
  3. Done!