Is there a smart lock rated for outdoors and weather?
Two years later and still nothing that I can find. I need a gate lock too. Perfect for when I’m not at home and a tradesman or gardener needs to get into the garden.
Anyone come across anything yet? Key thing is that the lock needs to be weather-proof.
You can get a mighty Mule or a bulldog gate lock, both of which are weatherproof and which have their own control systems. Then you can add a Z wave relay, typically a mimolite, to jumpstart the lock’s control. It works fine, it’s just that you have to get multiple devices to make everything work with smartthings.
Here’s a good project report from one guy who did it:
Also, many gate locks which have a button remote for use inside the house can be activated with a switchbot.
So basically find a lock which already has an electronic control system, and then integrate to the control system rather than to the lock itself. it’s hacky, but it works.
Thanks. I try to stay away from things with multiple points of failure. This was a good alternative.