Level Lock+ With Smart Home Key Integration Now Available From Apple's Online Store

Smart lock maker Level today announced the official launch of its Level Lock+, which is now available for purchase from Apple's online store. The Level Lock+ has been in Apple retail stores since last week as part of a soft launch, but those who do not live near a store location can now order it online.

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Level Lock+ is an Apple exclusive product, as it is designed to work with the Home Keys feature from Apple. With Home Keys, users can tap an iPhone or Apple Watch on the lock to unlock their homes, with the device serving as an alternative to a key.

Smart locks that are HomeKit integrated have worked for some time, but Level Lock+ shows up in the Wallet app and it has Home Key features such as the ability to use power reserve to unlock a door even when the ‌iPhone‌'s battery is dead.

The Level Lock+ is equipped with a powerful NFC antenna, and the company says that it is BHMA AAA certified, which is the highest industry standard for safety and durability. Like the original Level Lock, the Level Lock+ has a sleek design that looks more like a standard door lock than a smart lock. Installation requires a screwdriver and Level claims that it takes less than 15 minutes to set up.

With the Level app, there are options for sharing access with guests, and auto locking and unlocking as a keyed ‌iPhone‌ approaches. There are also tools for setting up keycards that can activate the Level Lock+, activating the lock through the Level app, and an optional $79 Level Keypad that allows for entry through a key code.

The Level Lock+ is available in Satin Nickel and Matte Black and it can be purchased from Apple for $329.

Top Rated Comments

Robert.Walter Avatar
6 weeks ago
Also, some important details are lacking from article:
- is it Matter standard compatible?
- does it need a hub?
- how long does battery last?
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Robert.Walter Avatar
6 weeks ago
Costs about 230$ too much.

Looking forward to more competition in this space to bring down prices.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sleestak Avatar
6 weeks ago
Any bets that in 5 years the bean counters will decide they aren't making enough money by just selling the hardware, so they'll drop the bomb of a monthly subscription service to utilize the phone integration feature?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OneMike Avatar
6 weeks ago
Looks interesting but not at the price point
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PauloSera Avatar
6 weeks ago

What do you do if the battery dies or if it malfunctions?

This happened to my wife with a different electronic lock, and she forgot her key, so I had to come to the rescue.

Worse part is, she had to urgently use the bathroom.
1. My Yale Assure has no key, and the batteries have needed replacement once in almost 4 years. When it needed to be replaced, it didn't fail to alert me with plenty of notice that it needed to be replaced.
2. If the battery were to die without notice, which is exceedingly unlikely, it has 2 terminals on the bottom of the unit where you can hold a 9V battery to temporarily power it and unlock (which is brilliant).
3. It's not like this is the only door to the house. I have 3, I'm sure others have at least 2. If one were to magically die and be unresponsive, surely the others have not.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AtomicDusk Avatar
6 weeks ago
That's great, but without a matching doorknob or latch lock it'll be a no go at many home, even without looking at the price.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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