Not letting Level have all the fun, Aqara steps in to discount its rival smart lock with Apple Home Key support. Courtesy of the official Amazon storefront, the new Aqara HomeKit Smart Lock U100 is selling for $173.99 shipped after clipping the coupon on the page. Down from $190, this is only the third discount to date and a rare opportunity to save on the recent release.
Earlier this summer we dove into what to expect from the new smart lock and walked away impressed in our hands-on review. As for how the new release stacks up, Apple HomeKit support really is the star of the show. But it not only works with Siri and the rest of your iPhone-friendly accessories, but also with Home Key technology that lets you unlock just by tapping your phone against the lock with NFC.
Otherwise, you're looking at a sleek front door upgrade with the Aqara Smart Lock U100 featuring a built-in touchscreen and fingerprint sensor for some other ways to unlock without your keys. Go below for more.
While you'll find plenty of other smart home deals in our guide right now, the savings are really just about one noteworthy offer today. Earlier this year we saw the debut of the new Level Lock+, making a name for itself by being one of the first models on the market to offer Apple Home Key support. That only makes the very first discount to $284 all the more appealing, offering some notable savings over the usual $329 price tag.
This model in particular ditches the touchscreen keyboard and fingerprint scanner, instead coming with an ultra-compact design which can hardly be identified as a smart lock in the first place. These two releases are really the only models on the market today with support for that signature Apple Home Key integration. So you can really choose which design suits you best, while also locking in some savings that will keep you from paying full price.
Features of Aqara HomeKit Smart Lock U100:
The U100 is a smart door lock that is fully integrated into Apple Home. It can be unlocked with the Apple home keys by simply tapping an iPhone or Apple Watch, even if the iPhone or Apple Watch is out of power. In addition, you can manage and share door access for your guests in Apple Home. The Smart Lock U100 offers multiple ways to unlock, including a high-precision fingerprint reader for up to 50 fingerprints, remotely configurable passwords via the Aqara Home app, one-time local passwords for visitors, and a mechanical key for emergency use. Subscribe to the Homekit.Blog YouTube channel for the latest videos, reviews and more!
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