If this had HomeKit support I’d likely be replacing all my other locks to match it. As it is, without the support, I’m strongly considering replacing my U Tech with a competing product. Lack of HomeKit stinks and I’ve been waiting for this for years.
As a tech this would save me writing something for Bluetooth connections on HomeBridge.
I do not use google or amazon because they just take too much of my information as their payment. I do not want WiFi for the same reason. When I first installed Bluetooth to WiFi bridges for my Yale/august locks I found that they were soon hacked and were querying all of my separate iot device network with ssh. Not cool! I would be willing to beta test if you wished. I know writing to HomeKit is a greater pain but may be worth it to you folk.
Yes! I’ve recently started integrating all my smart devices into HomeKit
Integrating this Lock into the automations would be so useful. Currently need to replace a lock and looking @ august or Yale as alternative since they do integrate.
I agree, Matter might be a smart move since it will integrate with a lot of platforms more efficiently and gives Apple HomeKit users the functionality they are looking for (without U-tec having to go full in on “just” HomeKits requirements).
Absolutely! The only reason that I hesitated to buy u-tec locks is because they lack homekit integration. I have privacy concerns and some security concerns with using either amazon or google to manage my smart home devices - a concern i do not have with homekit. At the very least, integration through a hub is something I expect from the majority of devices. I’d prefer not to need a hub, but lack of any interoperability with homekit is a big strike against any device in my opinion. In my case, u-tec benefited from WireCutter’s recommendation and my prior disappointment with August locks lack of options for unlocking and poor geofencing implementation.
It would also be nice to see Apple’s Home Key in the wallet app integration - both for regular users, and to share keys so that another user could unlock from their iPhone without downloading the U-tec app.
Yes. HOMEKIT ALL THE THINGS!!! Seriously though, that my least favorite thing about your product (lack of homekit support). Well that and the very basic IFTTT support. I love my lock, but I’d love it more with HomeKit.
Yes, it’s necessary as other smart accessories integrate with Apple HomeKit and give easy access directly from control center and Siri across iPhones and HomePods. How is the development of HomeKit integration coming along? Will existing Loqs be able to take advantage of the features?