Nuki Smart Door without HomeKit integration for now

Cupertino, January 21, 2021

Nuki has just presented the Nuki Smart Door in more detail in an online press conference. We have already reported about the lock integrated into the front door. For now, the new solution will come without HomeKit integration. In addition, Nuki has announced that neither the Nuki 2.0 nor the Nuki Smart Door will support the "Home keys" wallet presented at WWDC.

With the Nuki Smart Door, the manufacturer no longer wants to serve only the market for retrofit solutions, but also equip new buildings with the smart locks. The technology is integrated directly into the door. The only visible part is the Nuki Button, which enables unlocking and locking.

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For the door lock drive Nuki could win the manufacturer Siegenia. Starting in the fall, there should be a set that can be ordered in the online store, which the local carpenter can also integrate into a new door. The cost is expected to be around €1,500 to €2,000.

For now, the Nuki Smart Door will only support Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. In the long term, however, the Nuki Button will also receive Apple HomeKit certification.

No support for "Home keys

At the event, we also asked whether Nuki will support "Home keys" in the future. The integration of the home key into the wallet had been presented by Apple at this year's WWDC. Unfortunately, a corresponding support is neither planned for the Nuki 2.0 nor for the new Nuki Smart Door.

As a reason, we were told that Apple mainly wants to address hotels with the new feature and does not focus on homes. However, the logo of Aqara was also seen in this context at WWDC. A manufacturer that produces devices for end customers. So it remains exciting.

Update 30 June 2021 15:00: Nuki has contacted us with the following statement.

Maybe it was a bit misleading, but we can't announce HomeKit in the form currently, as Apple only certifies full devices and we are still in exchange with Apple, whether the button is certifiable as a standalone device, or the complete door.

In any case, Nuki plans to bring the Smart Door with HomeKit, just like the Smart Lock already.

Also with Home Keys it's such a thing ... within the scope of our current knowledge, Home Keys mandatorily requires NFC, which is currently not actively supported by our products. If it is technically possible and makes sense in practice, Nuki will of course check a Home Keys integration.

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