Apple joins the digital assistant world with HomePod, a smart speaker with HomeKit built-in. This means HomeKit compatible Kwikset smart locks, like Premis, are ready and waiting to listen to the commands you issue to Siri through Apple HomePod.
Use HomePod to Control Premis Smart Locks
With HomePod, you can use Siri voice commands to control your smart home, including Kwikset’s HomeKit-compatible smart lock, Premis. So now, you can use Siri voice commands to say:
- Siri, lock my door.
- Siri, is my door locked?
At this time, for increased security, unlocking via Siri voice commands on HomePod or iPad is not currently supported. You can issue unlock commands to Siri on your iPhone, but only after unlocking with Face ID, Touch ID, or pin.
Additionally, HomePod will be able to control the scenes you have set-up through the Apple Home App. Scenes let you control multiple HomeKit accessories at the same time. For example, you can create a scene called “Goodnight” that turns off all your lights, sets your thermostat, and locks up your home, all with a single request to Siri or tap of a button. Follow these instructions to create your first scene:
- Tap the Home tab or Rooms tab, then tap +.
- Tap Add Scene.
- You can use a suggested scene or create a custom one.
- Tap Add or Remove Accessories.
- Tap the accessories that you want to add, like Kwikset Premis, then tap Done.
- Touch and hold an accessory to adjust its settings.
- To preview the scene, tap Test This Scene. Want to access your scene from the Home tab, Control Center, and your Apple Watch? Turn on Show in Favorites.
- Tap Done.
Like Apple TV and iPad, connecting HomeKit-compatible smart devices to HomePod allows for remote access to those devices. When you add Premis to the Home app, you’ll enjoy the benefits of remote access for convenient control and management of your smart lock.
To learn more about the convenience and security features that Premis offers, visit kwikset.com/premis.
Learn more about Kwikset smart locks:
- Which Kwikset Smart Lock is Right for You?
- Kwikset Premis Smart Lock Works With Apple HomeKit
- Find the Smart Lock That’s Made for Your Life