11.1.2022 | Schlage announces first Apple Home Key-compatible smart lock
At CES 2022 this week, lock manufacturer Schlage announced that it is launching the first lock in North America to support Apple’s Home Key feature.
The Schlage Encode Plus Smart Wi-Fi Deadbolt is an updated version of the popular Schlage Encode Wi-Fi smart lock, adding an NFC chip for the Home Key function as well as a Thread radio to support HomeKit over Thread.
Home Key, introduced with iOS 15, lets you store a digital door key in your Apple Wallet and lock and unlock your door by tapping your device on the lock, similar to how Apple Pay or Apple Transit works. The system uses the iPhone’s orApple Watch’s NFC chip to authenticate a user. According to the news Schlage Encode Plus will be available in spring 2022 for $300.