Integrating with Google Home

Yale Access Smart Lock works with Google Home or any Google Assistant-enabled device. With Yale Access Google Assistant integration, you can ask Google Assistant to control your door using your voice.

How do I configure Google Home with my Yale Access Account?

Following the steps below to pair your Yale Access Account with your Google Home account. You need to have a Google device such as a Google Home, Google Home Mini, or Google Home Max already configured to your home network:

  1. Open the Google Home app and log in to your Google Account
  2. Select the Add (+) option at the top
  3. Select Set up a device
  4. Under Works With, choose “Have something already set up?”
  5. Scroll to or search for Yale Access Home in the Manage Accounts menu
  6. Follow the steps to sign in to and verify your Yale Access Account
  7. You need to agree to allow Google to Operate your Yale Access Smart Locks / View the Status of your Yale Access Smart Locks
  8. Next, select a security code/PIN. Be sure to use a memorable code as this is needed to operate your lock using Google Home.

This completes the configuration steps. To ensure the configuration was successful, go to the Home screen of the Google Home app and scroll until you see the Locks that are linked to your account.

Your accounts should now be configured. If you need additional help setting up smart home devices to use with Google Home, this article has more information. Feel free to assign rooms to your Smart Lock(s) as needed. Once your Yale Access Account is connected to Google through the Google Home, you can make the following lock request or check the lock’s status:

  • “OK Google, lock my front door” (use the name assigned to your door in the Yale Access App)
  • “OK Google, is my front door locked?”
  • "OK Google, unlock my front door." Google Home will prompt you for your security PIN code. Reply with your PIN to unlock the door. Google Home will confirm that this action was successful by stating “The lock has been unlocked.”

If you have DoorSense installed on your door to indicate whether your door is open or closed, you can also check that status by saying:

  • “OK Google, is my front door closed?”

PLEASE NOTE: If you change the name of your lock in the Yale Access App, it is best to unlink and relink your accounts so the new name is recognized by Google Home.

How do I update the security code/PIN for unlocking my door using Google Home?

In order to update your security code/PIN you will need to unlink and relink your Yale Access Account with your Google account.

To do this, unlink your Yale Access Account from Google Home in the Google Home app. Follow the steps below to reset your PIN:

  1. Open the Google Home App and scroll until you see the Yale Access Smart Lock paired with your Google Home account
  2. Select (any) lock
  3. Select “Unlink Yale Access Home”
  4. Confirm Unlink
  5. On the “Manage Account” screen select Yale Access
  6. Tap “Unlink account” and confirm unlink

Once you have unlinked your accounts, go through the setup steps again. This is where you reset the PIN. Choose a memorable PIN.

Why do I need an Yale Access Module Wi-Fi bridge if my Google devices have Bluetooth built in?

Google Home requires an Yale Access Module Wi-Fi bridge in order to connect to our servers and complete the integration with your Yale Access Smart Lock.

The diagram below explains how the integration works:

How do I unlink my Google Home and Yale Access Accounts?
  1. Open the Google Home app
  2. Select the Lock
  3. Select "Unlink Yale Access"
  4. When prompted, select "Unlink"
  5. Select Yale Access Home
  6. Select Unlink Account and Unlink when prompted