Connecting a Schlage Smart lock with Google Home can be tricky, especially when it's not supported in older models.
In the more recent models, you can use Google Home and Google Assistant to engage the lock or check the status of all your Schlage locks. You can also combine these two functions into routines and use voice commands to check on your Smart Lock.
In this article, I'll show you which models are compatible and how to set them up. Let's go!
Before we head over to the model-specific instructions. Let’s talk about some common features shared across all Schlage Smart Locks models.
- For models that support it, you need the Google Home app on your smartphone for syncing devices and incorporating them into Google routines.
- You also need to have the locks installed and paired only with the Schlage Home app. If you've paired it with other apps and smart home hubs such as Apple HomeKit or Alexa, you need to perform a factory reset and re-pair only with the Schlage Home app.
- You can use Google Assistant on Google Home to check the status of your lock and engage the locking mechanism. Additionally, you can also use Google Assistant, on its own, to carry out these commands.
- Schlage allows Google Assistant and Google Home to check the status of your locks and engage the locks. Unlocking is not allowed for most models for security reasons.
Now, let's go through some of the model-specific information and setup guides.
Smart Wi-Fi Deadbolt with Apple Keys Compatibility
The Schlage Encode Plus and Schlage Encode Smart locks come with built-in WiFi connectivity, allowing you to connect them directly to your Google Home without an additional smart home hub or adapter.
To link up a Schlage Encode lineup model to Google Home you need to install the lock, create an account and have it paired with the Schlage Home app.
Adding your Schlage Lock to Google Home
After this, you need to add a device via Google Home. Here's how:
- First, open up the Google Home app
- Tap the “+” button on the upper left
- Tap on “Set up device”
- Then select the “Works with Google Option”
- Press the search button on the upper right
- Search for Schlage Home and tap on it
- You'll be redirected to a website that will ask you to link up your Schlage Home account with Google Home
- Provide your Schlage account login information/verification and follow the instructions provided.
- You'll be asked to pick your locks, add them to Google Home and choose where the locks are set up in your home.
After this, depending on your software version, you might have to provide permission to Google Home/Assistant via the Schlage Home App.
Below are the in-app screenshots to start the process
Smart Wi-Fi Deadbolt
To connect your Schlage Smart Lock to Google Home, first set up your Schlage Encode within the Schlage Home app by following the provided instructions.
After successfully adding the lock, link it to Google Home using the same method outlined for the Encode Plus. Please note that Schlage doesn't support unlocking.
Also, to learn more about minimizing battery drain when you're connected to Wi-Fi and smart home hubs, check out this article.
Smart Bluetooth Deadbolt
Unfortunately, the Schlage Sense doesn’t include built-in Wi-Fi, only Bluetooth to directly interface with mobile apps. So to connect a Schlage Sense smart lock to Google Home, you need the Sense Wi-Fi adapter.
One adapter can support up to two locks, and it uses the same encryption as online purchases for added security.
The Wi-Fi Adapter must be constantly plugged in, connected to Wi-Fi, and within 40 feet from the lock for seamless remote access.
Connecting the Schlage Sense to the Wi-Fi Adapter
Here’s how you can set up the Schlage Sense Smart lock with the Wi-Fi adapter.
- Install and pair your Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt with the Schlage Home app
- If it's already set up with other voice assistants and Smart Home hubs such as Apple HomeKit, reset your lock to factory defaults.
- Plug the adapter into a power outlet. Make sure to find an outlet that's within a distance of 40ft between your router and the Schlage Sense.
- Open the Schlage Sense App on your mobile device.
- Tap on the sandwich menu (three horizontal lines)
- Press the button titled “Wi-Fi adapter”
- Add the Wi-Fi Adapter: Tap the sandwich menu button (three horizontal lines) and select “Wi-Fi Adapter.”
- Then, press the “Plus” button.
- Follow the instructions as provided in the app. Your Schlage Sense will be linked to the Wi-Fi adapter.
After you've set up the Schlage Sense Wi-Fi adapter, you can then go ahead and link it to Google Home using the same steps mentioned in the Schlage Encode setup.
Smart Lock with Z-Wave Plus
Although it’s not possible to directly integrate with Google, you can link your Schlage Connect with Google Home. However, you need to own a Schlage Sense Z-Wave Plus model smart lock and go through a compatible Z-Wave home automation system, such as Nexia (Trane) or Samsung Smartthings.
However, these home automation systems may not allow Google Home to control Smart Locks due to security reasons. Make sure to check for this before you set everything up.
These systems allow you to manage various deadbolt features like locking, unlocking, and customizing settings.
Depending on your model, you can also verify enrollment or use one-button-enrollment features to switch the lock to enrollment mode.
- To connect your Schlage Sense Z-Wave Plus model to Google Home, start by adding your smart lock to your chosen home automation platform.
- Make sure to put your lock into enrollment mode, here’s how:
- Extend the bolt on your lock by engaging the lock on your Schlage Connect
- Initiate programming mode by pressing the Schlage Button
- After that, type in your six-digit programming code
- Then press “0” on the touchpad to toggle enrollment mode
- Next, follow the step-by-step process provided by your home automation system to successfully link your Schlage smart lock with Google Home.
- The Schlage lock will indicate a green checkmark icon to indicate successful enrollment or a red x to indicate an error.
Schlage Connected Keypad BE369
Electronic Lock with Z-Wave
The Connected Keypad BE369 model is an older Schlage Smart Lock with Z-Wave functionality.
To integrate this lock with Google Home, you will need to connect it via a compatible home automation platform like SmartThings or Wink.
Keep in mind that some features, such as unlocking, may have limited functionality due to the older technology.
Before attempting to connect your Schlage Smart Lock to the automation platform, you must put the lock into enrollment mode to establish a compatible connection.
Unfortunately, non-smart electronic locks such as the Schlage Touch and Keypad models cannot be interfaced with Google Home.
Although not all models are compatible with Google Home, at least not directly, you can connect the “Smart” models of Schlage Locks by following the steps outlined above.
By integrating the Schlage Home app with the additional functionality provided by Google Home/Assistant you can check the lock using voice commands or even setup routines.