I’m looking for a smart deadbolt, with a keypad, that can integrate with Home Assistant.
The lock needs to have a keypad (I’d prefer touch screen), and make it easy to assign temporary codes. I’d also like to add an RFID reader, but happy to DIY that myself later. My partner has a strong preference for a lock that can also be opened with a key.
I’m not too concerned how it connects, as this is a fairly new installation. Wired is doable. For wireless systems, Z-Wave would have to be compatible with the Australian frequency range. I don’t have any Apple hardware, so I believe HomeKit isn’t an option (but if HomeKit devices can be made to work without an Apple TV or similar as hub, I’d love to know).
I’m not interested in cloud-based locks that require an internet connection to work.
The options that I’ve found readily available from Australian retailers online are:
- Schlage Sense. Uses HomeKit . The Schlage Connect uses Z-Wave and would be perfect, but I haven’t been able to find any locally. Fired off an email to their support people asking if they make it for Australia, haven’t heard anything yet.
- Lockwood Secure Connect. Z-Wave, easily available in Australia, some mild searching shows that it integrates will with Home Assistant. But Lockwood’s decision to drop the keyed version makes me sad.
- Vision Z-Wave Deadbolt Keypad. Works in Australia. Can’t seem to find anybody successfully using this one with Home Assistant. Everything I’ve read about this lock says it only works with Vision Z-Wave hubs, but I don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing apart from cost. And, honestly, I really don’t like the look of the keypad.
Is there anything I’m missing?