Download the Premis app for use with the Premis Touchscreen Smart Lock, made by Kwikset.
This app will guide you through the installation, set up, and overall customization of your Premis Smart Lock. This lock and app will work with the Apple HomeKit platform so you can use your iPhone, iPad, or iTouch to control and manage your lock!
Smarter living starts with the Premis Smart Lock featuring Apple HomeKit™ technology for smarter home management.
• Siri® Voice Control – Lock and unlock your door using Siri voice commands. For example, “Siri unlock my front door.”
• Remote Access – Control and monitor lock status from anywhere using the Premis app and Apple TV®.
• Lock Monitoring – View lock activity, history, and status notifications when lock is used via the Premis App
• User Code Management – Easily send, add, delete, or disable user codes. Schedule access for certain times/days.
- Minor App Improvements.
- Firmware Update - Battery Life Improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
No longer working with iPhone's Siri to unlock door in latest iOS 12
Every since iOS 12 was released Kwikset doesn't work properly with Homekit. Attempting to use Siri on both of our iPhone's results in Siri giving an error message stating that there is an issue and to refer to the Home app. I can usually still unlock the lock with the Home app, but unlocking with Siri is broken. And before someone asks, it doesn't matter if my iPhone is locked or unlocked. It will always fail when the iPhone is locked which seems to be by design likely for security reasons. However when the iPhone is unlocked using Siri to unlock the Premis lock fails around 66% of the time.
Yet the Home app doesn't have any issues. Siri control of our lights and Garage Door work normally, thus it is mostly likely the Kwikset implementation having some conflict with the recently released iOS 12 operating system.
Also note that I have an Apple TV 4th gen within 10 feet of the lock and enabled as our Homekit Hub specifically for the purpose of making the lock not limited by bluetooth. Again, the lock usually works with Homekit and this app to unlock. Siri is what is completely broken.
A great HomeKit lock
I have had the Kwikset Premis 919-K lock for almost a year now and absolutely love it. I would like to see Kwikset add better HomeKit integration in the form of passing through the information of the names of users who are unlocking. As it is right now, we have that information within the app, but I really love that I get notifications of locking/unlocking within the Apple Notifications... it would be a rockstar app if it would go further by passing the user name, etc. through on those notifications. I would also like to see the app and notifications state the name of the person unlocking via their iPhone (ex: when I tell Siri or HomeKit on my iPhone to unlock or lock my door, even the app ignores who it is and just informs that the locking/unlocking was done by “iPhone”. It should say who’s iPhone.
By addressing these small changes/additions, this lock and app would get 5 stars from me.
Apple iOS 12.1 Update has disable “remote” access on Kwikset Premis Lock
Since the recent Apple update, the Premis app is not functional for ‘remote access’ if you’re not within feet of the device. It gives an error that message says: “Lock Not Available”.
Since then, I contacted technical support (over 5 days ago from today)to inform them of the matter and followed all the steps to troubleshoot the issue. It was not resolved and was escalated. As of today, no correspondence on the resolution date of this matter. Hopefully it’s very soon, since this is the main reason why I purchase this device for the remote access feature.
Overall, great product w/ no other issues to report at this time. I’ve had the device for about 12 months now.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.