Since our last email update, we’ve made some great progress with the Lockitron firmware. We’re now consistently updating devices over-the-air (OTA), an important milestone. This means that we’ll easily be able to send new updates down to all of the Lockitrons in the field, whether it’s for a bug fix, or a new feature. Lockitron updates automatically as new updates are made available, so you don’t need to worry whether or not your unit is ever out of date.
Power management is an important issue that we are currently working on. A few bugs in the initial firmware caused Lockitron to remain awake at all times, draining its batteries in days or weeks rather than months. Lockitron is designed to intelligently sleep when you are less likely to use it - whether that’s when you’re at work or it’s in the middle of the night. Lockitron will always wake up periodically for remote control and instantly for access with Sense. We haven’t fixed all of the issues here yet, but it is our next priority after ensuring OTA updates work flawlessly.
Stay tuned, as we’ll be posting more under the “Updates” tag.