HomeKit Beta

Hello tedee users,


We've been working hard on HomeKit integration. In the upcoming weeks we will release few beta versions for mobile and devices and we'll ask you for help. Please note that the "beta" versions may be unstable. By joining the testing program, you acknowledge that application may not match quality standards as a regular version does.


How to join for Android Beta

If you want to join the beta program please sign up for using this link or directly from Google Play app link.


You can leave the testing program any time using the same link and install the public version from store.


How to join for iOS Beta

You can join iOS beta using this public link.

In order to install the app, you will need to download and open TestFlight. Please follow the steps from the manual: https://testflight.apple.com/.


To leave testing program, you can delete yourself as a tester in the app’s Information page in TestFlight by tapping Stop Testing and install the public version from store.


Version 1.115.01 beta (iOS), 1.115.1.1 beta (Android)

This version introduce new way of discovering and connecting to tedee devices via Bluetooth that will be released later with a HomeKit firmware update. During this test we want to make sure that backward combability is working and users doesn't have issues with connecting to exiting devices via Bluetooth.


What to test:

  • Check if adding device process is working
  • Check if you can update device firmware from mobile
  • Check if you can unlock/lock the lock from phone/widget via Bluetooth
  • Check if Apple Watch is working


We already have tested this and everything worked fine. Please share your feedback under this post.


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Update:

  • Beta mobile app which support new 'HomeKit' connection [DONE]
  • Public mobile app supported 'HomeKit' connection [DONE]
  • Public Bridge firmware with new 'HomeKit' connection [DONE]
  • Internal Beta with new Tedee HomeKit lock [DONE]
  • Public Lock firmware with new 'HomeKit' connection [DONE]
  • External Beta with new Tedee HomeKit lock [IN PROGRESS]
  • Certification by Apple [IN PROGRESS]
  • Public release

Dear Konrad, certification from Apple has been completed. When are you planning to release the firmware that enables us to integrate tedee to HomeKit? Please let us know the planning for the release.

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Hi Lars,


I didn't post an update quite long, sorry for that, we were fully focused on HomeKit certification. So what is the plan. There will be two updates first for new Tedee Locks and this one is almost done. Because this update will be the biggest one and most difficult in our history, we just want to 'properly' celebrate this as a company :) Please follow us and soon you should see the public release.


The second update is for existing locks. Here we still waiting for certification. The firmware is almost the same but Apple has few additional constrains. Unfortunately it is taking little longer than we expected.


HomeKit for new locks:

  • Beta mobile app which support new 'HomeKit' connection [DONE]
  • Public mobile app supported 'HomeKit' connection [DONE]
  • Public Bridge firmware with new 'HomeKit' connection [DONE]
  • Internal Beta with new Tedee HomeKit lock [DONE]
  • Public Lock firmware with new 'HomeKit' connection [DONE]
  • External Beta with new Tedee HomeKit lock [DONE]
  • Certification by Apple [DONE]
  • Public release [IN PROGRESS]


HomeKit for existing locks:

  • Mobile app & firmware ready [DONE]
  • Certification by Apple [IN PROGRESS]
  • Public release
Dear Konrad, thank you for your quick reply and the update. I am a bit unsure what new lock and existing lock means. Can I setup my existing lock as new to get it to work with HomeKit? Are there two different hardware revisions with the same functionality and features? But why would Apple make a difference than. Hopefully Apple will be certifying the existing locks too. Could you please give us an update when this is finished? Kind regards Lars

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Hi Lars,


  • New Lock - locks manufactured after Apple certification with built in HomeKit support
  • Existing Lock - lock already manufactured before certification will not have built-in HomeKit but user can enable the HomeKit directly from the Tedee app


This division is enforced by Apple. From user perspective both locks will have the same features the only difference will be how user will add such lock to Home. 

Well the new HomeKit feature isn’t communicated yet on your homepage for new locks and we don’t get a specific date for existing locks. It looks like you have problems with Apple’s requirements. For us users it would feel better to have more insight what you are struggling with and what the planning is and when. We do understand and accept more than you think at least from what I’ve seen and learned from other scenarios with a delay and other products (e.g. Apple Pay launch date, Game development). Maybe you can tell us a little bit more.

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Dear Lars,


I think we are more open and transparent than any other IoT company. We updated you with:

  1. Roadmap of when we expect to deliver the main features
  2. Exact steps and progress for main features like Homekit by updating forum post or social media
  3. We collect feedback and showing you the preview of feature (videos on forum and social media)
  4. We're informing you of the delays
  5. You can contact directly with external Testers of HomeKit via Twitter and we do not control this


So I think we are giving you a lot of information. We cannot give you exact date because in most cases:

  1. It depends of external parties (like Apple response time)
  2. We do not want to be fixed, we want to be well prepared for the release


As you can see above the public release is in progress and you will see it soon (few weeks), it will be connected with other announcements and this is why it is delayed. I can promise you that HomeKit will be delivered to all of you in this quarter. Thank you for your patience.

Dear Konrad, I didn’t had the intention to criticise you. You are doing a great job here in this forum, but I think potential buyers and other users could need some kind of update. I know Apple isn’t easy …

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Hi Lars, thank you for your understanding and we appreciate your engagement. We are currently working on informing all users about HomeKit, unfortunately this will also take some time. The upcoming update will close the HomeKit feature for new devices. We are currently focusing on implementing HomeKit for existing devices and we have the firmware ready but we need to work out the SMALL details with Apple. Unfortunately, Apple during the holiday period is not very responsive so the whole process is prolonged.

The HomeKit support for new locks was released:

  • App version 1.128.0
  • Lock firmware 1.3.51693 (now in public preview, make sure you have enabled "Beta tester" in Tedee app)


HomeKit for new locks [DONE]:

  • Beta mobile app which support new 'HomeKit' connection [DONE]
  • Public mobile app supported 'HomeKit' connection [DONE]
  • Public Bridge firmware with new 'HomeKit' connection [DONE]
  • Internal Beta with new Tedee HomeKit lock [DONE]
  • Public Lock firmware with new 'HomeKit' connection [DONE]
  • External Beta with new Tedee HomeKit lock [DONE]
  • Certification by Apple [DONE]
  • Public release [DONE]


We still waiting for certification result from Apple (for existing locks), should be known in next 2 weeks.


HomeKit for existing locks:

  • Mobile app & firmware ready [DONE]
  • Certification by Apple [IN PROGRESS]
  • Public release
Dear Konrad, thanks for the Update. Hopefully Apple is on time with the certification for existing locks. Please let us know how the status is on HomeKit for existing locks.

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Same here Konrad.

I have been wondering how the HomeKit process will work for existing lock as we do not have "Homekit IDs".

Are you going to issue and send an "Homekit ID" for each existing Tedee lock (already sold and installed) ? 

This is important if we want to sell our locks in a few years.

Please describe the process.

Best regards

David

Any news on apple certification for existing locks?

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Hi Konrad,

I second Lars' request for update.

Also, It would be nice to receive a reply to my message above ...

Best regards,


David

Certification is still in progress we are waiting for audit result from Apple.

Bismuth, it will just work you do not have to warry about. You will add Tedee Lock to Home App using Tedee App. You will not need the HomeKit Setup Code


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