Mighton Avia smart lock offers HomeKit control for multipoint locking doors

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Mighton is helping home owners make more of their entryways part of their smart home network, by announcing the Avia as the first Apple HomeKit-compatible smart lock that can work with multipoint locking door systems.

Mighton Avia HomeKit-compatible smart lock
Mighton Avia HomeKit-compatible smart lock


Introduced at CES, the Mighton Avia is specifically made for multipoint locking doors, rather than using a deadbolt or similar mechanism as used with other smart locks. Multipoint systems have many points where the door is locked, making it harder to break into compared to those just using a deadbolt, with the use of such doors said to be increasing in North America.

Able to be attached to most existing multipoint locking doors without any modifications as well as new doors, the Avia functions as part of the home's existing HomeKit network. This enables for 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.

The system also operates via a Bluetooth keyfob that can be activated when nearby to the door, a keypad for code-based entry, and a mechanical key override. Power is provided to the lock by four AA batteries.

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 the keys able to be temporary in use or disabled at a later time.

The design also allows for the use of different handles, including those produced by Avia in a variety of different finishes, or even to use the door's existing handle, in order to avoid drawing attention to a new smart lock installation.

Pricing for the Mighton Avia in the United States has yet to be announced, but it will be shipping via door and window specialist Roto North America in May.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 8
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,094member
    Hilarious that they show their security lock on a door with glass panels, which are easiest for criminals to shatter and break into.
    jbdragon
  • Reply 2 of 8
    kmac1036kmac1036 Posts: 278member
    looks like a nice door lock, but I have yet to see a door installed that can use it. they're not very common in the US so the market isn't very big here, at least yet anyway.
  • Reply 3 of 8
    jbdragonjbdragon Posts: 2,113member
    Hilarious that they show their security lock on a door with glass panels, which are easiest for criminals to shatter and break into.
    Ya, break the small glass panel there in the corner and reach in and open. Really, not very secure. Why was your money on a door like that? Why even have such a lock in the first place?
  • Reply 4 of 8
    jbdragon said:
    Hilarious that they show their security lock on a door with glass panels, which are easiest for criminals to shatter and break into.
    Ya, break the small glass panel there in the corner and reach in and open. Really, not very secure. Why was your money on a door like that? Why even have such a lock in the first place?
    Because it makes a nicer looking photo, that’s all. You’re not contractually obligated to use it on a similar door… (I even doubt that such doors can have multipoint latches?)
  • Reply 5 of 8
    Hilarious that they show their security lock on a door with glass panels, which are easiest for criminals to shatter and break into.
    It’s pretty easy to easy to understand why they’ve done this...just to show the lock off. Simple as that. It looks a nice well thought solution and certainly more substantial than any others I’ve seen. A lot of their other products are approved by the UK Police...which suggests theyre actually a lot more clever and a lot more secure than we’d like to think..!
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 8
    sirozhasirozha Posts: 550member
    Hilarious that they show their security lock on a door with glass panels, which are easiest for criminals to shatter and break into.
    Not true. The glass can be break-proof. You would have to hammer it for a long time to get through the glass. We live in a 21st century, my friend. 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 8
    sirozhasirozha Posts: 550member

    kmac1036 said:
    looks like a nice door lock, but I have yet to see a door installed that can use it. they're not very common in the US so the market isn't very big here, at least yet anyway.
    This lock will not work on absolute majority of existing US doors. If you are having a new door custom-made, you can have the holes drilled 92 mm apart, as this lock requires. Still, though, you would be limiting your future choices to European-style handle/lock combos. 
  • Reply 8 of 8
    kmac1036 said:
    looks like a nice door lock, but I have yet to see a door installed that can use it. they're not very common in the US so the market isn't very big here, at least yet anyway.
    Have one on the front of my house right now. Was expensive, along will the rolled steel frame it went into, but worth every penny. But I’ve been taking the bitter pill of nobody making an electronic lockset for it for more than 5 years now. Probably won’t be able to justify the price tho!  I bet $2k. 
    watto_cobra
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