From looking at the Hubitat List of Compatible Devices, I have been looking for new SmartLock for my home (I have previously been using a number of Schlage BE469 locks with SmartThings) and I have narrowed it down to either the Kwikset 916 or the Ultraloq U-Bolt Pro.
The 2 main things I need to be able to do on my lock are:
set user codes to the lock remotely
unlock / lock the door remotely
Can anyone confirm if either of these models can do this when using the Hubitat hub? Once I can confirm which lock does the above, I will go out an purchase the Hubitat and lock.
The reason I ask these basic questions is that I had previously purchased a SmartLock from Costco a few years ago without doing my research first (I think it was maybe a Kwikset) and I could not do either of the above, so I returned both the Hubitat and lock.
Thank you for the quick reply.... I understand what you are saying about using the Hubitat Lock Code Manager to set user codes remotely on the lock - I would need to VPN to the location first with the lock and Hubitat. Since I run DDWRT on my home router, I could do this, but not sure I want to set this up right now as this is a second home for a short time (I just need to provide codes remotely for maids, contractors, etc as I hire them).
Also, are you saying that with the Kwikset locks (916, 914, 912), the only way to set a user code remotely is by VPN'ing to the Hubitat that is connected to the door lock?
If you have Remote Admin (the subscription you must be talking about), then yes, you'll have access to the admin UI when away, without needing to set up a VPN or anything--so you can access Lock Code Manager or the lock's device detail page directly (I'd recommend LCM for ease of use), or any app/rule that lets you manage lock codes. This means you can do whatever you want without needing to use Dashboard or variables as intermediaries.
Of course, all of this depends on the locks always behaving as expected, something that may be even more important than normal if you're remote. Early Z-Wave locks, especially a couple brands, are notorious for not always working well in this regard, and perhaps even not-so-old ones, too. But that's another issue...