Candy House, the makers of the Sesame smart lock, has today announced via their Twitter page that their hardware will become HomeKit compatible via their next generation bridge (which they referred to as an ‘access point’). The current bridge they have, that allows for remote connection to the Sesame lock, will not get an update, however, so if you own one of these smart locks along with their bridge, you’ll need to buy the new bridge if you want HomeKit compatibility.
If you’re not aware of the Sesame Smart Lock, it’s a device that simply fits over your current inner door mechanism, allowing for automated control without having to remove your current deadbolt or change your keys. Candy House currently offers two models – the Sesame, and the Sesame Mini, along with the bridge. The locks themselves provide all the usual functionality that regular smart locks can do, including shared access, remote access, temporary codes, push notifications etc., but as already mentioned, the big selling point is the simplicity of the installation, requiring no removal of your current lock.
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