Abode Introduces a New Smart Lock with Retro Design, But HomeKit Support is Missing

CEO Khai Intela
Image source: saigonintela.vn Smart home security company Abode is expanding its product range with the introduction of the Abode Lock, a smart lock designed with a retrofit solution. Unlike other smart locks, the Abode Lock...

Abode Smart Lock Image source: saigonintela.vn

Smart home security company Abode is expanding its product range with the introduction of the Abode Lock, a smart lock designed with a retrofit solution. Unlike other smart locks, the Abode Lock is compatible with any latch-style deadbolt without requiring any changes to the door hardware itself.

Unfortunately, Apple users will be disappointed to learn that the Abode Lock does not support HomeKit. However, it does offer support for Amazon Alexa and Google Home. This limitation aside, the Abode Lock has a lot to offer.

Installation Process

The Abode Lock is designed for easy installation. By integrating directly with the existing deadbolt on the interior of the door, users do not need to replace any of their current keys, and the door's exterior remains unaltered. The lock pairs with the Abode App via Bluetooth for frictionless commissioning and checks for any required firmware updates once connected to a Wi-Fi network.

Abode Lock Installation Image source: saigonintela.vn

Key Features and Pricing

The Abode Lock is available as a bundle that includes the smart lock itself and a separate keypad, priced at $129.99. The battery-powered keypad offers access through fingerprint recognition or a PIN code and can last up to 12 months on a single charge.

9to5Mac's Take

While it's disappointing that the Abode Lock does not support HomeKit, it still presents an appealing option for smart lock enthusiasts. Renters, in particular, will appreciate its retrofit design. For those looking for HomeKit compatibility, other options, like Aqara’s Smart Lock U100, are worth considering. Aqara's lock not only supports HomeKit but also Apple's latest Home Key technology.

To find out more about the Abode Lock, visit the company's website.


Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is based on the original content and may be subject to change. Please refer to the company's website or official sources for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

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