Level Lock+ Smart Lock With Home Key Support Launches in Apple Retail Stores

One of the Wallet features introduced in iOS 15 last year was support for home keys, which lets users add digital keys for compatible HomeKit door locks to the Wallet app on their iPhone and Apple Watch.

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Few third-party smart home locks support home key yet, but today, Apple retail stores are stocking popular smart home accessory maker Level's first home key compatible smart lock, the Level Lock+.

Available to begin with in a satin nickel color, with a matte black model arriving soon, the Lock+ system is an updated version of its existing HomeKit-compatible Level Lock - Touch Edition which includes support for key cards.

With the addition of home key support, Lock+ users can take advantage of their Apple device's NFC connectivity to quickly unlock their home by simply bringing their device close to the lock.

After being added as an accessory in the Home app, the Lock+ can function in Express Mode, which allows you to unlock the door just by holding your ‌iPhone‌ or Apple Watch near the lock, or alternatively it can be set up to require Face ID or your passcode after holding your device near the lock.

The new Lock+ with home key support comes with a strike plate, CR2 battery, six screws, two keys, two key cards, and a long bolt cap. Priced at $329.95, Level Lock+ is only available in Apple retail stores for now, but a listing on Apple's online store is expected to arrive on October 21, when the matte black edition will also be available to order.

Top Rated Comments

mnsportsgeek Avatar
9 months ago
I like the basic design, but that's expensive for a door lock.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
applejacksandmilk Avatar
9 months ago
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GMShadow Avatar
9 months ago
You know, I'd have considered this for my parents as a gift...then I saw the $329.95 tag in the second photo.

A Schlage deadbolt is like $30.

Are enough people really gonna spend $330 on a door lock in this economy to make stocking this worth it?
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cory Bauer Avatar
9 months ago

I love how we have an energy crisis and a climate crisis and with inflation and people’s money not going as far and people having to spend more for heating and gas and food that we are just converting our entire lives to tech and things that require energy and being connected and also expensive to replace when a battery dies or it becomes obsolete or a company decides to stop supporting something. We’ve gone from convenience to burden. We are replacing things that used to last 30 years with things they last 5. Im tired of it.
The Level Lock runs on one AA battery that gets replaced like once a year. Relax.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sheriff_deadeye Avatar
9 months ago
Nothing on 1. Nothing on 2. 3 is binding. 4. 5. And open.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
erikkfi Avatar
9 months ago
A horseless carriage? No one's ever going to want that.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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