Having Schlage Encode Wifi enabled Deadbolt is one of the safest ways to protect your home. It offers PIR motion sensing, as well as a built-in alarm and tamper detection sensors – all controllable from the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt app.
However, With the rise of smart home technology, there’s a lot to learn about how Schlage locks work if they actually connect with Apple Homekit smart home assistant.
Apple Home Kit is a service that allows you to control various accessories in your home from one place. You can use Siri voice commands or the Home app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.
Does Schlage encode work with Apple HomeKit?
Schlage is a company that makes smart locks with Apple HomeKit integration. Schlage has been in the home security business for over 30 years, and they have a variety of products to choose from. In addition to Encode, they also make Connect. With Schlage’s expertise in the field, both these products are compatible with Apple HomeKit
Schlage Encode is a smart lock that can be used with any smartphone or voice-activated device to grant access. The Schlage Home app is compatible with this Apple HomeKit, as well as Ring Video Doorbell and Ring Cameras but you will need a homebridge to set up your Schlage Encode smart lock to work with HomeKit. This means that Schlage encode doesn’t have compatibility out of the box so would have to go through homebridge.
However, Schlage introduced a better and more modern smart lock called Schlage Sense which works perfectly with Apple Homekit and other smart assistants without passing through Homebrige. Apple products such as the iPhone, Apple TV, iPad, and Homepod are all compatible with Schlage’s Sense Smart Deadbolt.
The locks can be controlled by Siri and within the app, which allows you to lock or unlock from your phone at any time. You also have the ability to view who has access and if they’re in a certain room using the Schlage encode app on your device.
It works with the Schlage WiFi adapter, which is included in a kit that includes an Apple TV 3rd-generation or higher and a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) wireless hub.
How do I connect my Schlage Lock to my iPhone?
With the Schlage Home app on your iPhone, you can operate your lock and manage settings from anywhere, giving you increased convenience and security.
Open the Schlage Home app on your iOS device and select “Continue with HomeKit” to enable remote connectivity with Apple HomeKit using a compatible Apple iPhone, Apple TV, iPad, or HomePod. After selecting the “Continue with HomeKit” option, follow the steps in the Schlage Home app.
Your Apple product, like an iPad, iPhone, or Apple TV, enables your Schlage encode lock to communicate with other Apple HomeKit-enabled devices in your house via the Apple Home app.
For hands-free convenience, you may use Siri to lock and open your door. When the lock is connected to an Apple device or within Bluetooth range, you may also receive alerts when it is used, letting you know who is entering and departing from your house.
Use your smartphone to operate and monitor your Schlage lock with the Schlage Home App, which is available for free on both Apple iOS and Android. When you download the app, it walks you step-by-step through the process of setting up your Schlage smart locks.