$89 Connected Smart Lock


#1

Kickstarter for “Open Sesame” universal connected doorlock has an early backer cost of $89. It’s bluetooth to a wifi bridge (bridge costs extra), so I’m not sure if it will be compatible with ST. Does anyone know if there are bluetooth to zigbee/z-wave bridges? I looked and couldn’t find any that were actually on sale (only spec sheets and announcements).

I’m still on the fence about having a connected lock at all, but for under $100 I wouldn’t mind experimenting with non-critical locks like to my garage.


(Coolcatiger) #2

Nice idea, but another hub (wifi plug) ?
I am really tired of having so many hubs - ST, hue, sonos etc …

I am not sure if this lock can communicate with ST 2.0 hub over bluetooth. Then it make attractive.


#3

Just starting their kickstarter campaign. See discussion of the Sesame in the following topic. Personally, I don’t think it will be viable for engineering reasons, as discussed there:


(Marc) #4

Tell me about it. I have 7 hubs now (ST, Hue, 3 Harmony’s, Somfy MyLink coming today in mail and SimpliSafe). Thank god Sonos allows us to scrap the bridge, otherwise I would have 8! Also, one of the reasons I scrapped the Kevo was I was not buying another hub to control my locks.


#5

Nice idea, but another hub (wifi plug) ?
I am really tired of having so many hubs - ST, hue, sonos etc …

I’ve gone out of my way to avoid extra hubs, so I’m with you on that.

Just starting their kickstarter campaign. See discussion of the Sesame in the following topic. Personally, I don’t think it will be viable for engineering reasons, as discussed there:

This has been my biggest concern with smart locks in general; it doesn’t seem like any of them will be as durable as their ‘dumb’ counterparts. Trying to integrate knock sensors or face recognition seems like a huge drain on battery life and will have tons of quirks.

On more than a couple occasions I’ve had a light bulb not turn on/off after a Hello Home phrase, but everything in the activity log and Things view shows that it completed just fine. That happening even once with a door lock would be a deal breaker for me.


(Marc) #6

This is why I find the Schlage and Kwikset locks the best for smarthomes. They are exactly like their counterparts with the zWave functionality built in. I absolutely hated the Kevo as it was so slow to lock and unlock, didn’t work 100% of the time and didn’t have HA integration.