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Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by toddsimon, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. toddsimon macrumors member

    toddsimon

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    Are there any that are worth buying? Seems like they all have poor reviews.
     
  2. vondo macrumors member

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    I have the Schlage Sense and have not had any issues (except with iOS 10). They just updated the app and firmware to be compatible with iOS 10 so maybe wait a few weeks and see what people say.
     
  3. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    I have the same lock, though I haven't attempted with iOS 10 yet. That said, it's not a bad lock but relies on Bluetooth and is a bit slow.
     
  4. ckurt25 macrumors 6502a

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    I have the same lock and for my money it's the best out there. The biggest selling point is the ability to add codes to give people (daughter, friends, contractors...) that work on certain days and certain times and I can access a report when a code was used. If my wife goes for a run and is home along she doesn't need keys or her phone or anything. She just leaves the house and when she gets back she enters her code and is in the house.
     
  5. vondo macrumors member

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    That is nice. I give my house cleaners a code and only enable it when I know they are coming. No keys to lose. It still does work with a key when you absolutely need it to. And it looks classy on the inside and out. It is, as another person pointed out, slow. Or can be. usually it's fast enough. If I tell Siri to unlock the door when I'm out of the car, the door is unlocked before I get up to the door. Getting a full readout of who used what codes remotely is quite slow.
     
  6. rjjacobson macrumors 6502a

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    Installed it two days ago. Steep learning curve with homekit. Was not sure I wanted to use my 4th gen Apple TV as hub since I hate the extra work with two factor authentication (tried and stopped it) personally even if more secure. Anyway I got the lock and did the homekit code and it worked and was puzzled (thought it was apple tv) but my ipad pro had homekit hub on (defailt with iOS 10? or had I been playing with it and turned on -- not sure which LOL). But anyway it connected and has worked fine, slow as you mention. One failure that required the pull battery connection and reboot the lock but the keycode and key works even if that happens. I am curious -- why long explanation is the bluetooth then communicating with my ipad in other room? I had thought it worked with TV in same room before I realized it was not doing that -- it just configured from the Schlage app and I did not give it a second thought -- "it just worked" although I wondered why with out two factor enabled.
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    I saw the reviews also, but then noticed a pattern, bad reviews mostly last fall when homekit and such was newer and more flakey. It seemed to get better this year as homekit was improved. Indeed some hickups with iOS 10 but with the firmware update -- which app told me about right way as I configured it seems stable.
     
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