“Alexa, arm the alarm”. That’s the phrase that will be uttered in living rooms across Europe thanks to Yale’s latest integration with Amazon Alexa.

Launching at consumer electronics exhibition IFA in Berlin, the new integration with Yale’s latest generation of smart alarms will mean that you can arm and part-arm your system all via Amazon Echo devices.

The integration will make it easier and more convenient than ever to secure your home. For instance, a simple statement such as “Alexa, goodnight” could arm selected areas of your home when you go to bed.

Kate Clark, Managing Director for Yale EMEA said: “Voice assistants are one of the leading methods of controlling the smart home. With our alarm system, we want to add another layer of convenience to homeowners so the integration with Alexa was a perfect fit.

“Yale Smart Living is all about taking the worry and hassle away to give customers the freedom to get on with their lives. The new Yale Smart Home Alarm does just that so you can be secure in the knowledge that your home, your family and possessions are protected.”

Research has found that the adoption of voice assistants such as Alexa is a key driving force behind smart home growth, with an estimated 275 million voice assistant devices used to control smart homes by 2023. This is up from approximately 25 million currently in use in 2018.

The Amazon Alexa integration is available for the latest generation of Smart Home Alarms from Yale which launch this October.

For more information on Yale’s new alarm or the rest of the Smart Living range, please visit www.yalelock.com.

*Juniper Research

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Photo caption: Yale announce Alexa integration for its smart home alarm
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For more information, please contact:
Name – Angelique Charbonnier
Title – Yale EMEA Marketing coordinator
Phone: 0044 7 825 275 357
Email: Angelique.charbonnier@assaabloy.com

About Yale
Yale, one of the oldest, international brands in the world, is the best-known name in the lock industry. A family business started in America, Linus Yale Jr. was experimenting with a lock based on a mechanism first employed by the ancient Egyptians over 4,000 years ago. This was how he came to invent the famous pin tumbler mechanism which is still used extensively in the security industry today.

In the early 20th century, the company expanded worldwide and employed more than 12,000 people. In August 2000, Yale was purchased by the ASSA ABLOY Group

ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security, safety and convenience. Since its formation in 1994, ASSA ABLOY has grown from a regional company into an International group with about 47,000 employees, operations in more than 70 countries and sales close to SEK 71 billion. In the fast-growing electromechanical security segment, the Group has a leading position in areas such as access control, identification technology, entrance automation and hotel security.