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|
|Integrate in smart home scenes||No||Yes|
|To the Custom Skill||To the Smart Home Skill|
- Activate Nuki Web in your Nuki App
- Activate the Nuki Smart Home Skill in your Alexa App and allow it to access your Smart Locks via Nuki Web