HomeKit enabled multipoint lock
Introduced at CES, the Mighton Avia smart lock that supports HomeKit and is specifically made for multipoint locking doors, rather than using a deadbolt lock found in most of the other Smart locks on the market at the moment.
Multi-point locking mechanisms are well established throughout the UK and Europe, particularly in UPVC and composite doors.
However multipoint locks are increasingly used in the US, India and China as they offer superior security performance to conventional deadlocks.
The Avia smart lock works as part of the home’s existing HomeKit network. This enables iPhones, iPads, and the Apple Watch to control the lock via an active Internet connection or locally via Bluetooth, allowing the door to be remotely controlled for visitors to access while the homeowner is away.
You can also control the Avia Smart lock via optional accessories which are a Bluetooth keyfob that can be activated when nearby to the door, a keypad for code-based entry, and a mechanical key override.
Up to 10 users at a time can have access to the lock. It is also possible to send mobile keys to other people for use via their own smartphones, with a full audit trail recorded for all activity. If you choose you can use a traditional key may be used in the TS 007 3 star cylinder as an emergency backup to offer total peace of mind.
In terms of design, it looks like a traditional door lock and even allows you to use door handles of your choosing, including those produced by Avia in a variety of different finishes.
The company claims that any competent person can install the Avia Smart lock on existing multipoint-equipped doors and HomeKit setup is straightforward
Avia Smart Lock Availablity and pricing
The Avia smart locks and accessories will be available from May 2019 via the Apple website, Amazon and direct from the company itself in the UK and in the US it will be available via door and window specialist Roto North America.
I am personally excited that a HomeKit enabled multi-point lock is hitting the market as here in the UK, Smart Locks like August is simply no good for most homes and I am looking forward to reviewing this product when it arrives in May.