Expand and fix Z-Wave capabilities

I really like this lock but am disappointed by the limited Z-Wave capabilities. Right now, the lock only reports its lock/unlock status and its battery level, and the only actions that can be taken are to lock, unlock, and add door codes.

It would be great to expand on the Z-Wave features and allow users to see via Z-Wave what door code was used to unlock the door, and to also see the door sensor status via Z-Wave.

It would also be good for the U-Tec app to also display door codes created from Z-Wave.

I know many others also wish to see these features added!

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I totally agree. I have several other locks I would gladly replace, but U-Tec isn’t really making any attempts to make their Z Wave locks feature complete, which is unfortunate. Obviously The Z Wave protocol is more limited in terms of what feature can be supported, but there’s still no reason basic stuff the like door sensor shouldn’t work.

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I wholeheartedly agree with @guniv . I purchased the Ultraloq U-Bolt Pro Z-Wave lock specifically because of its Z-Wave capability over all other options on the market. I too would like to see the capabilities exposed through Z-Wave expanded.

As stated above, exposing the door sensor status via Z-wave is a critical feature. Next, adding notifications about what user performed an action with the lock, and by what method (i.e. lock via code, fingerprint, app, etc.) would enable rich automation creation with the Z-Wave interface that many in the community want.

There is a large market for Z-wave-based home automation solutions and I applaud your effort to capture this market by enabling Z-Wave compatibility. But for customers like myself who bought this product for this specific use case, the lock is really lacking at this time.

I look forward to seeing what additional functionality you can bring to this large group of customers.

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We will take this “door sensor status report” and “unlock and lock notification report” into consideration, thanks for this feedback.

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As a Home Assistant user, I concur with everyone else in this thread. I would love if my Z-Wave lock supported more native Z-Wave functionality and allowed me to use more features in Home Assistant, such as seeing what user unlocked the lock.

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+1 to everything mentioned here so far. My top two priorities:
1 - being able to see which user unlocked the door
2 - fixes to the lock’s reporting of available user codes so that hubs don’t overwrite stored fingerprints (see this post for more info about how the available user codes are being incorrectly reported).

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I too chose this lock for the Z-Wave functionality in order to more readily integrate it into my Home Assistant implementation and agree with everything that has been brought up here. My biggest complaints about this lock are that the smart notifications don’t work at all and the door sensor always shows as open, which makes it useless for any practical purposes. My previous lock would also let me know if the lock was stuck in a jammed or unlocked state, which this lock seems to lack. Not sure if that’s something that could be fixed via a firmware patch or just a missing hardware feature altogether though.

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Edge Driver for Smartthings.

I would really like to see a HomeSeer z wave plugin, as well as for Home Assistant!!
Now that Insteon has died, these two smart home hubs have pretty much risen to top status as home automation “systems”. U- Tec bills itself as. “premium” smart lock. It should at least be compatible with these two systems.
All the scheduling etc requests that the other posters requested could then be solved Actually seems like a no brainer, plus it’s further promotes U-tec as a Premium product.
Just my humble opinion.

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Would also like to see some additional z-wave improvements, in particular the ability to see which user unlocked the door.

I am new to U-Lock but I am long Home Automation (20+ years) enthusiast.
Just yesterday my U-Bolt Zwave (keyed version) arrived and was installed.
The U-Bolt Zwave is/was a replacement for the August Lock Pro.
I have to admit, August Lock Pro i s very good and very reliable smart lock
but its ZWave function never worked reliably no matter what I tried.
After almost two years unsuccessful attempts to get it working finally
I decided to replace it. After long research and thinking which lock I should
buy I choose U-Bolt ZWave.

The installation (replacement) was very simple and easy.
Integration with my Hubitat Elevation hub was very straight forward.
Finally my “Front Door Automation” became functional and so far, reliable.
So far so good but here are my few comments on ZWave functionality.
First of all - Hubitat does not have a U-Lock specific driver and use
Generic ZWave Driver.
Right now only Lock/Unlock commands are working but I am glad, that is it
what I need at a moment.
ZWave Communication with the HE hub so far is very stable (unlike August Pro)
but U-Bolt ZWave sends Battery Level reports every 5 min.
This seems to be absolutely unnecessary and potentially shortens battery life.
Suggestion - please make this battery level reporting once a day or even user
configurable.
Door Sensor is a very good thing but must be exposed to the hub.
I am not sure why this was not already implemented.
All “User/Code Management” capabilities also better to be exposed to the hub
but I am OK to use an app for this matter.
And of course, everything what was already mentioned in this thread above better
to be implemented .

PS.
I signed for the Beta Testing and will be happy to test all new features.