Amazon Alexa Smart Home Skill for Sesame

We're thrilled to announce that you can now use Sesame's smart home skill for Amazon Alexa! The smart home skill is available in US, Japan, Canada, UK, and Australia. With the smart home skill, you can now control multiple Sesames via Alexa as well as unlock Sesame in the Alexa app or with your voice (unlocking currently available in US only).

sesame alexa smart home skill

Please note that in order to use the Sesame Alexa skill, you must:

1. Download and install the Sesame app

2. Register your Sesame smart lock as the owner 

3. Pair your Sesame smart lock with a Wi-Fi Access Point

4. Enable notifications and cloud integration in Sesame settings


Enable Notifications and Cloud Integrations

1. Open the Sesame app and select your Sesame, then click Status

select sesame status

2. Click on Change Settings

change sesame settings

3. Toggle Notifications and Integration to ON

turn on sesame notifications and cloud integration


Add Sesame Skill to Alexa

1. Open your Alexa app and click on the smart home tab on the far right.

select smart home tab in alexa app

2. Click Your Smart Home Skills.

select smart home skills in alexa

3. Click on Enable Smart Home Skills.

enable smart home skills in alexa

4. Click on the magnifying glass icon to search.

search for smart home skill

5. Type in Sesame then click Search.

search for sesame alexa skill

6. IMPORTANT: Be sure to scroll through the options until you find the one that says "Sesame" as this is the smart home skill and supports unlocking. Do not use the skill named "Sesame Skill" as this is the deprecated version that will be removed soon.

select sesame smart home skill

7. Click on Enable.

enable sesame smart home skill for alexa

8. Login to your CANDY HOUSE account.

login to candy house account

9. Click Authorize to grant Alexa permission to access your Sesame, then click Done once linking is successful.

 authorize alexa to have access to sesameclick done

10. Click Discover Devices.

discover sesame in alexa

11. Once your Sesame is discovered, you're done! You can now say, "Alexa, lock my door," "Alexa, is my door locked?" and Alexa will lock your door or report the status. If you have multiple Sesames, you can use the Sesame name so Alexa knows which Sesame you're referring to.

finished setup for sesame alexa smart home skill


Enable Unlocking (US only)

Unlocking has only been enabled for US currently, but we hope Amazon will bring this feature to additional regions soon!

1. Open your Alexa app and go to the smart home tab. Click on Locks.

select locks in alexa app

2. Select your Sesame.

select sesame in alexa smart home app

3. Click on the three dots in upper right corner to access settings.

click on settings for your sesame in alexa app

4. Here you will see the options to turn on Unlock by app and Unlock by voice. To enable "unlock by voice," you will need to set a 4-digit pin that you must give Alexa before it will unlock the door.

sesame alexa smart home settings for unlocking

If you have any questions about using the Amazon Alexa Smart Home Skill for Sesame, please email us at We'd be happy to help!


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