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Does Schlage Encode Work With Google Home?

Last Updated Jan 6, 2023
Does Schlage Encode Work With Google Home?

The Schlage Encode is a WiFi-enabled smart lock made by the home lock company Schlage. It allows entry through your main door with just a code—no need to keep track of a key.

Schlage Encode works with Google Home and Google Assistant when paired with the Schlage Home App. It also works with Alexa, Key by Amazon, Leviton, Ring, and Yonomi.

With the Schlage Encode Smart Lock, you will always be able to gain entry through your locked door. A lost key and calling a locksmith will be a thing of the past.

Does Schlage Encode Work with Google Home?

Schlage makes many different models of smart locks. The differences are if you want access with keys, which digital assistant, and which protocol (Ring, Wink, HomeKit, etc.) you use.

You can use the Google Home App to lock your door and check the status of your deadbolt, but for security, you must use the Schlage Home App to unlock your door.

It may be a nuisance not to be able to unlock your door with your Google Assistant, but it is a feature meant for security, not just to annoy the end user.

Security and the Google Assistant

The Google Digital Assitant available on Google Home is a valuable device to control home automation. But it can also be a nefarious tool if used by someone unintended.

If your Google Assitant could unlock your door, it could be possible for someone outside of your home to unlock it using your home automation.

Using Amazon Alexa, you can lock and unlock your front door. When asking Alexa to unlock your door, Alexa will ask for a PIN (previously created by you) and then unlock your door.

How to Connect Schlage Encode to Google Home

When you connect your Schlage Encode to your Google Home Digital Assitant, your Google Assistant will be able to lock your door and check to see if it is locked or unlocked.

Set Up the Schlage Home App

  1. Download the Schlage Home App for iOS or Android, and you need to have a Schlage account set up with the Schlage Home App.
  2. Install your Schlage Encode WiFi Deadbolt on your door
  3. Pair the Schlage Encode with your phone via the Schlage Home App
  4. You should now be able to control your Schlage Encode via the Schlage Home App

With the Schlage Home App, you can lock and unlock your door, check the lock’s status, and control access codes and virtual keys from your smartphone.

Add Schlage Home App to Your Google Home App

If you want to control your Schlage Encode via the Google Home App, you have to give Google Home access to the Schlage Home App.

You don’t have to use Google Home. You can also use your Schlage Encode Alexa, Key by Amazon, Leviton, Ring, and Yonomi smart networks and digital assistants.

At the time of the writing of this article, Schlage Encode is not compatible with Apple HomeKit or SmartThings smart networks.

Add Schlage Home App to Google Home App for iOS and iPhone Users:

These instructions are for adding the Schlage Home App Google action to your Google Assistant App for iOS and iPhone users.

  1. Open Google Assistant App
  2. Ensure you are logged into the account you wish to give access to your Schlage Encode
  3. Go to the Home Screen
  4. Select Explore on the bottom right of your screen
  5. Select the Schlage Home App from the list of available Actions on Google
  6. Your Google Assistant should now be able to control your Schlage Encode

Remember, the Google Assitant is only able to lock your door and check the status of your door. You must use the Schlage Home App or access code to unlock your door.

Add Schlage Home App to Google Home App for Android Users:

These instructions are for adding the Schlage Home App Google action to your Google Assistant App for Android users.

  1. Open the Google Home App
  2. Ensure you are logged into the account you wish to give access to your Schlage Encode
  3. Select Assistant Settings
  4. Scroll down to All Settings
  5. Select Explore
  6. Select the Schlage Home App from the list of available Actions on Google
  7. Your Google Assistant should now be able to control your Schlage Encode

Remember, the Google Assitant is only able to lock your door and check the status of your door. You must use the Schlage Home App or access code to unlock your door.

What if the Batteries Die?

If your batteries die, don’t worry! It is still possible to gain entry to your locked door. 

Schlage has put in some safety features that you can read about here to ensure you are never locked out.

Conclusion

You can use the Schlage Encode with your Google Assistant, but only to lock your door and check the status (whether it is locked or unlocked).

You will need to use either the Schlage Home App or one of the access codes to unlock your door due to Schlage’s security settings for the WiFi smart lock.