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 wifi adapter
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.

Top Rated Comments

Lord Hamsa Avatar
58 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.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kas23 Avatar
58 months ago
I'll pass on having my front door lock connected to the internet.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kabeyun Avatar
58 months ago
Access to your home controlled by WiFi. What can possibly go wrong?

could ≠ should
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ksnell Avatar
58 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.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nsayer Avatar
58 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.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thefourthpope Avatar
58 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.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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