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Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt with HomeKit Gets Wi-Fi Adapter

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The Apple HomeKit compatible Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt has just received its very own companion Wi-Fi Adapter, which lets you check on the lock’s status from anywhere, so you never have to wonder if the front door was left unlocked.

The simple wall plug-in Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter will also send push notifications when the lock is used and is set to retail for $69.99 USD (Canadian pricing coming):

“We wanted to provide a solution, like the Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter, that would allow a homeowner to connect to their lock remotely without having a smart home platform. We are excited to offer compatibility to a wider range of users looking to incorporate smart products into their homes”, said Chris Sutton, Electronics Business Leader at Schlage.

Schlage has also announced that its Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt now has Android smartphone compatibility.

With no connection to an existing home automation system or monthly subscription charge, the free Schlage Sense app allows you to:

  • Create and delete up to 30 unique access codes so trusted friends and family can enter using their code at the lock’s touchscreen.
  • Schedule access codes so guests can only enter when you want them to.
  • Use the Wi-Fi Adapter to check on the lock’s status from anywhere, so you never have to wonder if the front door was left unlocked. The Wi-Fi Adapter will also send push notifications when the lock is used.
  • View past activity to see which codes have been used and when.
  • Update settings and check battery life.

Of course, without this new Sense Wi-Fi Adapter, you can still control your lock remotely if you have an iPad or Apple TV3/4 acting as your Home hub. This

Editor’s note: we’re currently testing the Sense lock at home, and a review is coming shortly. Range is an issue if you’re Apple TV3/4 is far away, so this unit should help with decreasing wait times for lock updates.

The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt is currently available for $214.49 on Amazon.ca. For more information on the Schlage Sense lock, visit schlage.com.

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  • It’s Me

    nice idea, but if you bought the Sense instead of the Connect, it was because you are using HomekIt and if you are using HomeKit you likely already have an Apple TV. If you have an AppleTV, then you don’t need this wifi adapter. So, the only group this adapter are people that want the HomeKit model but don’t really use HomeKit.

    Makes sense. /s

  • We have the Sense. But our ATV4 is downstairs…and connectivity is still pretty poor.

  • bbousquet

    I want a HomeKit compatible lock that does not have a keypad – only a key slot. I have yet to find one…

  • It’s Me

    How hard have you actually looked? August and Kwikset both have top selling homekit locks, neither of which has a keypad. The August even lets you use your existing key set, as it only replaces the thumbdial on the inside.

  • It’s Me

    I suppose. But now our door locks are directly accessible via the internet, which they previously were not.

  • bbousquet

    Oh I know about those but they’re essentially just a deadbolt. I didn’t find one with the whole apparatus, including the key (I need to replace my front door’s lock so I want a full lock).

  • Kris

    I totally agree here. Not very safe with lock is connected directly to the internet. Homekit essentially keeps it safe.

  • It’s Me

    kwikset replaces the whole lock. Have you looked at all?

  • bbousquet

    Sure I did. The HomeKit compatible locks by KwikSet are the Premis ones and have a keypad. The round one with a key (Kevo) is not HomeKit enabled.

  • It’s Me

    I see. Guess you’ll have to keep waiting or go with the August and a new lock.

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