By Leena Rao for Fortune
The voice controlled assistant now works with smart locks made by August.
Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa can order an Uber, check your credit card balance and even arrange for a Domino’s pizza to be delivered to your doorstep. Next up, it will be able to lock your door, thanks to an integration with August, a startup that makes Internet-connected door locks.
Embedded in Amazon’s voice-controlled Echo smart speakers, as well as its Fire TV video streaming device, Alexa answers questions and lets users order items like diapers from Amazon.com. Over the past year, a number of home automation and smart device companies have built their own skills (the Amazon name for Alexa’s apps) for Alexa, letting users turn their lights on or off, or control their thermostats with the voice assistant.
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