The image here is that of an August Smart Lock, Homekit enabled.
August is practically thriving on Internet of things. The newest addition to this fact of development that is being made by August is the smart lock. The smart lock is a second generation of Smart Lock Screen by August and is priced at $229. This may be very expensive home product but it definitely has its own set of uses.
Needless to say that the smart lock home kit would be a dystopian addition to your home. It looks very normal like cylindrical aluminium door knob that is easily available in the hardware store, but only you would know its main features. The knob has a pattern that makes it very easy to groups and it has an indicator that makes it easy to show if the door is locked or it is open. There are minor differences from the first generation door lock. The front side looks very new because it has been created with a Fresh design. The battery compartment has been covered by the front plate and attaches itself with magnetic power. It runs on 4 AA batteries, which you can choose to either replace or get recharged.
The door lock would work with Android devices as well but it would work best with and IOS device that has home kit installed. The main hardware in this second generation lock has also been improved to a great extent. As a result of this the lock would definitely connect much faster to the device as compared to the previous generation locks. Since Apple does not create home theatre devices itself, it uses the help of companies like August to create its devices that would work with home kit. These home kit products would work best with iOS because it would have voice support from Siri.
The question is that how would you set it up? Truly, you were thinking that it was a matter of just fixing it on the door and accessing it. However, there is a lots to installation that might appear. Apart from fixing it on the door you would also need to install the app that comes with the door lock. You also need to register it with home kit and once you do that you would need to first access the label that would come under the faceplate of the door. But this installation is only a one time pain. This is because with home kit, the main advantage is that once a device is registered with your home kit, you can access it with all your iOS devices.
So you can now proceed to feel like Alibaba and instead of saying open Sesame, you can continue to say Siri, unlock my door or Siri, lock my door and you can see your door getting locked and unlocked. You can also check if your door is locked by saying Siri, is my door locked. And you would be able to see the status of the door lock.