For those of you who would like an alternative to your Lockitron (or if you are still using the crowdfunded Lockitron, and would prefer to have a device of the color scheme of your choosing, since they are no longer producing non-black faceplates), there’s an alternative on sale today via Amazon that’s pretty rock solid!
This doesn’t run on Wifi, but instead works with any Z-Wave compatible hub you have (if you want that functionality), which will allow you to control it over your phone / automate it as you wish. Even more - the battery life is supposed to last well over a year! No longer are you stuck with a black, out of place coverplate. You can actually get the one that you want that matches your home!
I understand the Lockitron guys are working hard on the new device, and I do hope that it’s successful for them. But I cannot wait any longer, and have decided to look elsewhere at other options. The Schlage looks like a great alternative, and I’m looking forward to giving it a shot and see how well it interacts with my Z-Wave SmartThings system! Especially on a steep discount today, it was enough to convince me to make the purchase!
I’m super excited, and look forward to getting mine in the mail in 2 days!