Amazon just added native support for smart locks earlier this month. This allow you to lock your door and check if your door is locked using your voice with ease. If this is something that interests you, the August Smart Lock just went on sale for $182.99 at Amazon. At 20% off the retail price of $230, that’s the lowest price this lock has ever been.
The August Smart Home skill lets you ask Alexa using natural speech. That means you can say “Alexa, lock the front door” or “Alexa, is the front door locked?” to perform the action or receive a response. There is also a regular August skill that adds the optional ability to unlock the door by speaking a PIN code, if that interests you. This works through any Alexa access, not just hardware like the Echo and Fire TV, but also through the new iOS app integration. So the next time you leave the house and immediately question if you locked the door, you can quickly find out and put your mind at ease.