We are happy to announce that lock control and query capabilities, previously launched in the US and the UK, are now also available to developers in Germany and Austria.
Developers targeting devices with locking behavior can now enable customers to issue a voice command such as "Alexa, lock the front door" (in German: "Alexa, schließe die Eingangstür ab."), or "Alexa, is the front door locked?" (in German: "Alexa, ist die Eingangstür abgeschlossen?").
The feature is currently supported with the Innogy hub in Germany with locks from Yale.
The Smart Home Skill API simplifies development efforts as everything is managed through the Alexa.ConnectedHome.Query namespace.
To get started, see the documentation on lock control and query.
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