Truly _smart_ smart locks


(Richard Hensman) #1

Are there any Smart Things compatible locks that can be managed without having to use the lock itself? I'd like to be able to add/remove key-codes, set times or other restrictions on those codes (single-use codes, time/date-restricted codes, etc) remotely - either from the app or online, or some other method. It would be even better if I can automate those things somewhat. And finally, it would be great if the lock would report WHICH key-code was used to open it, so I can trigger different things based on that. These all seem to be features of smart locks out there, but getting them all in one easy-to-use package that is SmartThings compatible seems to be impossible...


(Justin) #2

I'm fairly new to the platform, but one of the things I'm most impressed with is RBoy's Smartapp: https://community.smartthings.com/t/door-lock-user-code-management-create-delete-and-schedule-codes-with-automatic-lock-unlock/7043

It's not free, but it's some of the best money you'll spend. I have scheduled codes for the housekeeper, one use codes for service techs, expiring codes for visitors, and manage both my Schlage deadbolts simultaneously. It's awesome.


(Brice; SmartRulesApp.com) #3

There's also this one from @ethayer that is great and it is free. I'm not sure how it compares with the one from RBoy.

https://github.com/ethayer/user-lock-manager