I know the Halo series has integrated WifFi, but I would prefer to lean toward the Kwikset / Weiser Aura series with BT (for battery life reasons) and then use a 3rd party Hub/Bridge for WiFi connectivity. Yale does this with their Assure SL series, but bundles the bridge if you order the right kit.
Has anyone been able to connec to / manage the Aura lock in such a manner via bridge and still have app functionalty for remote user code management?
Since you’ve posted this in two different threads, I’ll give you the same answer I gave in the other topic. (I do think it’s reasonable to start your own thread for this question, since the other one was discussing a different model line.)
Anyway, Not surprisingly, locks are among the most difficult device classes to reverse engineer, as they have a lot of security features to prevent doing exactly that.
Yale’s bridge is built by their own company, so it’s a completely different situation from a security standpoint.
The kwikset Aura series is intended only for local integration with their own app. They don’t integrate with any voice assistants and you don’t even have out of home control of the lock. Your phone has to be within Bluetooth range for it to work. Even the home assistant community hasn’t been able to build an integration for it. So I think that model is unlikely to have an integration anytime soon.
It might be possible to do something on an android phone with Tasker if you could manipulate the kwikset app that way, but I haven’t heard of anyone doing it that way yet, so the app itself may be locked down. Again, that’s not unusual for locks.
Perfect, thanks very much for your quick response. I kinda figured this would not be an easy feat or supported. I will go with the Halo series then with integrated WiFi as I need the remote management features.
I would actually prefer to go with the Yale Assure SL solution, but the lock is intended for use in Costa Rica (but will be purchased in Canada), and if others are not aware, that will no longer work. The crux of the issue is that Yale NA and LA (Latin America) split up as companies in mid 2023 meaning that any Yale Lock that was purchased in NA does not work with the app, nor is there any support when used in LA. For a NA lock purchased prior to this and used in LA I think it is grandfathered. FYI, see link below for more info on the Yale saga: