1. Stelios_T's Avatar
    Hey,

    Which HomeKit Door Lock do you have any why?
    Been looking into the Kwikset Premis and looks good.

    Others seems to need additional extras to make them more wireless.

    Stelios
    04-24-2017 04:57 PM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    I don't have any HomeKit Door lock, but I have been reading very good reviews about the August door locks.

    Maybe have a look at their site.
    04-24-2017 06:39 PM
  3. Stelios_T's Avatar
    I don't have any HomeKit Door lock, but I have been reading very good reviews about the August door locks.

    Maybe have a look at their site.
    My concern with the august lock is that you need a separate device for remote access.
    Tartarus likes this.
    04-25-2017 02:36 AM
  4. phreddyl's Avatar
    I’m resurrecting this- what do people currently use? I have been waiting patiently for the Yale Linus Lock but they keep postponing it. Grrr. That one would be perfect
    08-20-2017 11:27 AM
  5. 07GD SFD's Avatar
    I use the August. Since I already have an ATV4 I didn't need anything additional for remote lock/unlock. Works pretty well. I have the geotagging on so it automatically unlocks as I pull into my driveway. It doesn't always work but I think that's because there's poor cell service at my house and the phone hasn't quite picked up the wifi as I approach.

    We also sometimes have issues between my wife using the app and me using it. Sometimes she can't "see" the lock in the app. I've had the issue before too but after attempting to "see" it in the app a couple times it works. Takes about 30 seconds to go through that process of waiting for it to figure out what it's doing.
    09-14-2017 03:08 PM
  6. Tartarus's Avatar
    I use the August. Since I already have an ATV4 I didn't need anything additional for remote lock/unlock. Works pretty well. I have the geotagging on so it automatically unlocks as I pull into my driveway. It doesn't always work but I think that's because there's poor cell service at my house and the phone hasn't quite picked up the wifi as I approach.

    We also sometimes have issues between my wife using the app and me using it. Sometimes she can't "see" the lock in the app. I've had the issue before too but after attempting to "see" it in the app a couple times it works. Takes about 30 seconds to go through that process of waiting for it to figure out what it's doing.
    If possible, move your TV closer to the lock.
    The further the distance, the harder it is for them to communicate.
    09-14-2017 05:01 PM
  7. Dave Marsh's Avatar
    My concern with the august lock is that you need a separate device for remote access.
    Only true if you want to use the August app. Once you add the lock to HomeKit, and you have an Apple TV 4 to act as your home gateway, you can access it from anywhere. The August Connect is only required to connect your August lock directly to your home WiFi and give you remote access using the August app. I always use Siri or the Apple Home app to control my locks from anywhere.
    09-21-2017 01:46 AM
  8. Darinl's Avatar
    I have two of the first gen August, and one Schlage Sense. I like the Schlage a lot. It works every time, and I have confidence in it. I don’t like the August. The eat batteries, lack power, and are slow to respond. Consequently I don’t trust them.
    04-24-2018 03:41 PM

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