Reagle Smart Deadbolt Lock Review

First revealed in late June of this year, the Reagle Smart Lock is the debut device from the Taiwan based startup, PKinno. Designed as a replacement for your existing deadbolt, the Reagle Smart Lock is a complete solution for those wanting both a smart lock and a traditional pin code lock without having a separate smart attachment latching on to your existing hardware. The lock … Continue reading Reagle Smart Deadbolt Lock Review

Ultion’s HomeKit Enabled Smart Lock Coming July 22nd

Ultion, a sub brand of the Britain based Brisant Secure Company, is set to release its first HomeKit enabled Smart Lock near the end of this month. Originally shown off at the FIT Show 2019, Ultion’s Smart Lock combines the company’s β€œSweet” door lock design which is noted for its 10 year durability guarantee with connected technology from Danalock, makers of a standalone HomeKit lock … Continue reading Ultion’s HomeKit Enabled Smart Lock Coming July 22nd

Reagle HomeKit Enabled Smart Door Lock Launching in July

Smart door lock company, PKinno, is set to launch their first HomeKit product within the next few weeks under the Reagle brand. While the company is relatively unknown in the consumer IoT world, PKinno has been a behind the scenes player supplying their door lock technology to β€œrenowned companies” for years according to the company’s profile. While the company does not provide any examples of … Continue reading Reagle HomeKit Enabled Smart Door Lock Launching in July

HomeKit Deal: Secure All The Things with Koogeek’s Fingerprint Padlock for $46 – EXPIRED

Update: This deal has expired and is no longer available. Today, Amazon is featuring a sale on the recently released Koogeek Fingerprint Padlock. Koogeek’s lock is just one of the two HomeKit enabled padlocks on the market, and undercuts its competition by $25 with today’s latest promotion which can be had by clipping a 5% off coupon on the Amazon listing page and by using … Continue reading HomeKit Deal: Secure All The Things with Koogeek’s Fingerprint Padlock for $46 – EXPIRED

One Month Later: HiTechouse HomeKit Smart Fingerprint Padlock Revisited

Just a little over a month ago, we posted our review highlighting our experiences with the HiTechouse HomeKit Smart Fingerprint Padlock in our review. During our original review, we noted just how surprised we were that the lock actually existed and worked with HomeKit out of the box. We also were keen on the overall design and the actual hardware felt substantial and well built. … Continue reading One Month Later: HiTechouse HomeKit Smart Fingerprint Padlock Revisited

Kickstarter Updates: Flic 2 Button & Keymitt Smart Lock Smash Through Goals

This week, a pair of manufacturers promising HomeKit support for their upcoming products launched on Kickstarter, the crowdsourced funding site that helps bring products to life. The Keymitt smart lock, which only just recently revealed that it would be supporting HomeKit, and the Flic 2 Button have both hit Kickstarter, and from the looks of things, these products are well on their way to becoming … Continue reading Kickstarter Updates: Flic 2 Button & Keymitt Smart Lock Smash Through Goals

Avia Secure Smart Lock Launch Planned for Next Week During FIT Show 2019

Avia, a new smart home brand from Mighton Products is launching their first foray into the HomeKit market with the Avia Secure Smart Lock next week. The company will be making their announcement during the FIT Show 2019, a trade show for installers and fabricators within the door and window market in the United Kingdom which runs from May 21st-23rd. The “Secure” portion of the … Continue reading Avia Secure Smart Lock Launch Planned for Next Week During FIT Show 2019

HiTechouse HomeKit Smart Fingerprint Padlock Review

Note: A follow up to this review was posted one month after this initial review which has affected its overall rating and recommendation. Click here to read our follow up review. I am going to be perfectly honest upfront, I was expecting the worst when I received the HiTechouse Smart Fingerprint Padlock. The padlock, which has been available on Amazon for a while, has little … Continue reading HiTechouse HomeKit Smart Fingerprint Padlock Review

Yale Assure HomeKit Enabled Lever Lock Now Available for Pre-Order

Originally announced at the annual Consumer Electronics Show held in January of this year, the Yale Assure line of lever based HomeKit connected locks are now available for pre-order. Yale’s connected lock is rather unique in the world of HomeKit as it does feature, as you would have a guessed, a lever, which means that it is a complete solution for those looking for an … Continue reading Yale Assure HomeKit Enabled Lever Lock Now Available for Pre-Order

How to Control “Secure” Devices without Authentication

Welcome to HomeKit 101, our guide to navigating the Home App, Creating Automations and More within the HomeKit Universe. Smart Locks and Garage Door Controllers, both extremely useful devices in the smart home, can sometimes be, well, not so useful due to restrictions built into HomeKit. These device types are classifed as “secure devices”, which will only allow them to be toggled with passcode or … Continue reading How to Control “Secure” Devices without Authentication