Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt Now Remotely Controllable With Wi-Fi Adapter

Schlage today released a new Wi-Fi adapter that enables iOS and Android users to control the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt away from home.


Schlage Sense is a Bluetooth-enabled smart deadbolt compatible with HomeKit, allowing homeowners to control it using Siri voice commands or the Home app on iOS 10 or later. The lock has a touchpad and comes in various finishes.

The adapter plugs into a wall outlet, connects to a home's Wi-Fi network, and allows the lock to be controlled remotely with the Schlage Sense app, which is free to download on the App Store [Direct Link] or Google Play.

With the Wi-Fi adapter, Schlage Sense owners can check on and change the lock's status from anywhere in the Schlage Sense app. The app also provides push notifications when the adapter detects that the lock has been used.

It was already possible to remotely control a Schlage Sense lock with a third-generation Apple TV or newer and, in terms of price, that may remain the less expensive or more worthwhile option for many homeowners.

Schlage's Wi-Fi adapter costs $70, the same price as the third-generation Apple TV at many retailers, in the United States. In fact, many new or used third-generation Apple TVs are considerably cheaper by this point.

At $149, even a fourth-generation Apple TV is worth considering, as it can be configured as a Home Hub to control other HomeKit-enabled smart home accessories. Needless to say, it's also an entire Apple TV.

Schlage said the Wi-Fi adapter is available today at Amazon, HomeDepot.com, Lowes.com, and Build.com. The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt is sold by Apple, Amazon, and select Lowe's and Home Depot stores for $229.95 or less.



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20 months ago

Does this mean someone could stand outside your home and shout 'Hey Siri, unlock the door'.....

Of course they could.

I mean, they'd just look like an idiot as nothing happened, but they could do it.
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20 months ago
I'll pass on having my front door lock connected to the internet.
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20 months ago

I'll pass on having my front door lock connected to the internet.


Locks keep the honest people out. You do realize if someone really wants in, a lock is not going to protect you, right? Internet connected or otherwise.
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20 months ago

I'll pass on having my front door lock connected to the internet.


That's up to you. For us, it has, I believe increased our net security just a little bit by not requiring us to copy keys and give them to third parties or keep one under a rock outside or what not.

Keep in mind that your ordinary 5 pin deadbolt is a far, far easier way to get in your front door than spoofing a smart lock.
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20 months ago
Access to your home controlled by WiFi. What can possibly go wrong?

could ≠ should
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20 months ago

Of course they could.

I mean, they'd just look like an idiot as nothing happened, but they could do it.


Well done. I almost spit at my monitor over this.
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20 months ago

Does this mean someone could stand outside your home and shout 'Hey Siri, unlock the door'.....


Haha!

I suppose in theory this could work if you happened to have left your iPhone inside your house and close enough to be heard AND had "Hey Siri" enabled AND knew what the "front door" was called to be able to say "Unlock the [name of the front door]."

I have a Sense Smart Deadbolt and couldn't be happier with it. It connects surprisingly well to my Apple TV I have in my master bedroom when I didn't think it would. For the most part I have always been able to access it remotely wherever I have been - although on occasion it has flaked out on me for whatever reason.
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20 months ago
I have a Schlage Sense and an ATV4, but my iPhone only connects to the lock when I am away from home about 40% of the time or less. And I don't believe it has ever connected when my phone is on cellular. I think it is only worked when I was on another wifi network, oddly enough. $49 for this to have a more reliable connection would be ok. $70 is a bit steep.
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20 months ago

Lol. I think the idea is that you don't have to be present or arrange a key for people you want to let into your house.

Not that I think this is a good idea. At all.

My current set up ignores the online portion of the lock (in part because it's always dropping from being linked with the Home app). We use the keypad instead of carrying a key. My daughter has her own code. Our neighbor has a code. We can set tenporary codes for others. It's a great system, even without the online part of the feature set.
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20 months ago

My current set up ignores the online portion of the lock (in part because it's always dropping from being linked with the Home app). We use the keypad instead of carrying a key. My daughter has her own code. Our neighbor has a code. We can set tenporary codes for others. It's a great system, even without the online part of the feature set.

Yep, I'm good with key codes. Plenty of decent key code locks that don't have WiFi.
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Hmm, someone sophisticated enough to crack your WPA encryption and hack the lock...or a hammer to a window?

A hammer to my window will trigger our security system.
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