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How to use your smart lock safely

I don’t have smart locks, and nor do any security professionals I work with. Think twice but if you do invest then follow the advice in this article…:

[…] If your smart lock is connected to a voice assistant, be sure to use a PIN to unlock it with voice commands. It’s a stretch, but it is possible to create workarounds with IFTTT to avoid using the PIN. It’s also possible for someone outside your home to ask your voice assistant to unlock the door if they have just a few pieces of information about your device.

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You can read more about that here, but using a PIN for voice unlocking is an absolute must for smart lock safety. By default Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa both require a spoken PIN for voice unlocking, and you can use one with several smart locks, including the August Smart Lock Pro, the Kwikset Obsidian and Yale’s Assure SL Touchscreen Deadbolt.


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Peter Glock
Over 30 years of designing, building and managing telecoms and IT services. Primarily working with large enterprise and professional services businesses in Asia, North America, continental Europe and the UK. Information security professional, secret physics nerd.

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