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2019 Review
Sesame Smart Lock 2nd Gen

The simple and stylish Sesame lock is a unique lock allowing you to keep your existing keys and offering the easiest installation on the market attaching with just some seriously strong 3M tape.

The lock doesn’t skip on features and offers the same integrations with their Wi-fi hub as their better known competitors.

Overview

Retail Price $149.99
Amazon Price from $149.99

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Available Finishes: Black, Brass, Nickel, and White
How does the lock connect?The Sesame Smart Lock 2nd Gen uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Via Bridge/Hub to connect.

APPS

ECOSYSTEMS

Alexa Support?: Available
Google Assistant Support?: Available
Siri & Homekit Support?: Available
Smart Watch Support: Available
Long Distance Locking with add-on, Physical Key Backup, and Proximity Unlock

Out of the box Integrations

Sesame Wi-Fi Access Point

Integrations available with an add-on device

Amazon Cloud Cam and Amazon Echo Plus

DOOR COMPATIBILITY

What type of door lock mechanisms does the Sesame Smart Lock 2nd Gen support?
Deadbolt Attachment
Supported
Interior Deadbolt Replacement
Not Supported
Complete Deadbolt Replacement
Not Supported
Handle (Latch/Knobs) Replacement
Not Supported
Integrated Deadbolt and Handle
Not Supported
Mortise
Not Supported
Other Install (Floor/ Wall)
Not Supported

Features & Specs

Model Number 0855835006082

Backup Key

No

Fingerprint Access

No

Touchscreen

No

Long Distance Locking

Yes, Via Additional Hub

Autolocking

Yes


Access Codes & Users

Does the lock have access codes? Yes

Can grant access to up to 99 guests and managers



Proximity Unlocking: Yes

Any information on number of users supported?
The company says the Sesame Smart Lock 2nd Gen can support Up to 99 guests and managers


Airbnb Integration? No


Battery & Additional Specs

What kind and how many batteries does this lock have?

The Sesame Smart Lock 2nd Gen uses 2 CR123A batteries required. (included)

The Sesame Smart Lock 2nd Gen battery life is Should last 500 days if you use your Sesame 10 times a day



Lock Dimensions 3.9 x 1.6 x 3.4 inches


Lock Weight 5.8 ounces


Security Features

What kind of security does the lock offer?

The Sesame Smart Lock 2nd Gen has:

AES 256-bit and TLS 1.2 encrypted

Our Take

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Interior View

Pros

  • Stylish line of locks with 4 different color options that would work great in any modern home.
  • History access log of who has been in and out
  • Perfect for renters as it comes with a no tool installation and can be hidden from your landlord from the exterior.
  • If you are really computer saavy you can dive into the lock’s API and create some custom modes for access and unlocking
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Exterior Door View

Cons

  • Some complaints on real world battery life.
  • Knock feature (where you knock on your phone on iOS to unlock your phone) has not been consistent in working
  • Remote capabilities and integrations are only included when you have the additional Wi-fi add-on
  • A few issues with construction (not sure if the customers were referring to 1st or 2nd gen though)

Apps / Voice Commands

The Sesame Smart Lock 2nd Gen supports or integrates with the following apps and voice assistants:


Google Assistant

Alexa

iOS Home App

IFTTT

Sesame


Alexa Support?: Yes , the Sesame Smart Lock 2nd Gen supports Alexa with the following commands
  • “Alexa, lock the door.”
  • “Alexa, unlock the door.”
  • “Alexa, is the door locked?”

Note: You will need the $69.99 add-on Wifi access to enable this feature.


Google Assistant & Nest Support?: Yes, the Sesame Smart Lock 2nd Gen supports Google Assistant with the following commands
  • “Lock the front door”
  • “Make the front door unlock”
  • “Is the front door unlocked?”
  • “Make sure the front door is unlocked”
  • “Is the front door locked?”
  • “Make sure the front door is locked”
  • “Make the front door lock”

Note: You will need the Wi-fi access point add-on to enable this feature


Siri / Apple Homekit Support?: Yes, the Sesame Smart Lock 2nd Gen supports Apple's Homekit with Siri voice commands

You can setup a custom Siri shortcut phrase to lock and unlock Sesame.

Note: You will need the Wi-fi access point add-on to enable this feature.

Watch Integration: Yes this lock supports: Apple Watch

More info can be found here

Unboxing and Installation

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Whats in the box.


What tools do I need to install this lock?
You will need No tools, only the provided tape to install Sesame Smart Lock 2nd Gen


What are the locks dimensions?
The Sesame Smart Lock 2nd Gen is 3.9 x 1.6 x 3.4 inches in size.


FAQ / Support


Sesame Smart Lock 2nd Gen Main Image

Bottom Line

Originally a Kickstarted project the company has made great strides from their original release to this 2nd Gen version while still keeping the simple install and value proposition of their original vision.

With its simple design and out of the box with the features we have come to expect in our smart locks including access codes (via users installing the Sesame app), and auto-locking the Sesame really shines right out of the box with installation that blows its competition of out of the water using 3M tape and installing in just a few seconds.

This design opens up smart locks to renters and those that want to disguise the fact that they have a smart lock from anyone working by.

The Seasame also boasts some of the most integrations out of any lock on the market with an open API and integration with Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant along with IFTTT recipes and Apple Watch control. The only problem? Unfortunalty most of the integrations require the additional Wi-fi access hub addon to function.

Overall the Sesame has carved out a niche for itself in the lock market with its elegant design, easy installation and range of integrations. A top contender for your apartment or home front door in our book.

Your Options

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Option 2) Add Remote Locking

Do you want the added convenience of remote locking options and integrations with other smart home hubs and voice assistants including Google Home, Alexa, and Siri? Add the Wi-Fi access point to your lock.

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Option 4) Add a compatible smart home hub

If you don’t have a smart home hub yet the Sesame lock and Wifi combo let you control the device from your voice assistant smart home.

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