Lockitron bolt and homebridge


#1

I have tried to reach out to the homebridge folks, with no much luck.
My question, does lockitron bolt require the hub for homekit connectivity?
I can see the status in homekit/with homebridge, but any attempt to un/lock gives me an error message.

-identd


#2

Hi there @Identd.

I don’t work for Lockitron, but as a HomeBridge user, I can confirm that yes, you need Lockitron Bridge to use the Bolt with HomeBridge.


#3

Yup, @anthonylavado’s got it in one. Homekit requests are routed through Lockitron’s web api (api.lockitron.com) - those get sent through the Internet to the lock - hence the Bridge requirement.


#4

So, how does one get one of these bridges?


#5

Since the bridge is MIA, would you folks ever consider allowing homebridge access to lock/unlock via bluetooth? (Status seems to work fine)