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How to access Lockitron on your phone

You can access Lockitron from an internet-enabled mobile phone by two methods. On any internet-enabled phone (i.e. Blackberry, Palm, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone), you can log into Lockitron via https://m.lockitron.com. For device specific instructions, see below.

Setting up Lockitron on an iPhone

For iPhones with iOS 5.0+ we offer the Lockitron app, available in the App Store for free. Simply search for “Lockitron”, install the app and log in with your Lockitron account.

On older iPhones we recommend that you use the Lockitron Mobile version and add it to your homescreen.

  • Load https://m.lockitron.com and log into your account
  • Touch the “+” or arrow icon at the bottom center of the screen
  • Select “Add to Home Screen” from the list
  • Confirm the addition by tapping “Add”

If you own or have administrator privileges on a Lockitron lock then you may also invite new users through the iPhone app as well as check up on the 20 most recent lock events. Use the refresh button on the Dashboard page to reflect additional locks you have been invited to as well as changes in lock names.

Setting up Lockitron on an Android

For Android phones with OS 2.2+ we offer the Lockitron Android app in the Android Marketplace for free. Simply search for “Lockitron”, install the app and log in with your Lockitron account.

For NFC enabled handsets you can swipe your phone past a Lockitron programmed tag to unlock or lock your door. If you need a Lockitron NFC tag, contact support@lockitron.com with your address and we will mail you one for free.

On older Android handsets we recommend that you use the Lockitron Mobile version and add it to your homescreen.

  • Load https://m.lockitron.com and log into your account
  • Touch the bookmark icon in the top right of your screen and confirm the bookmark
  • Touch and hold the bookmark icon in the bookmarks list
  • Select “Add shortcut to Home” - return to your home screen to find the bookmark

Use the refresh button on the Dashboard page to reflect additional locks you have been invited to as well as changes in lock names.

Adding text message (SMS) access

If you would like to invite guests who do not have smartphones to access your lock, you can set up text message access for $5 a month - this fee is only paid by the owner of the lock once, not by any guests using the lock. In order to do this, click on the "Settings" link in your dashboard and enter in your phone number in the field next to the label "Phone Number" - it will automatically save your phone number if it has not been used another another account once you hit the submit button.

Next, fill out your credit card information in the gold colored "Billing" section below. Once successfully submitted, you can click on the "Add SMS access for only $5 a month" button. This will send you will a text message welcoming you to Lockitron via text message. You will be issued a pin code which you should prefix to any command (i.e. 1234 U to unlock your door). You can change the pin code via the dashboard in the field next to the label "SMS Pin" - note that pin codes are not case sensitive.

Text message commands

There are several things that you as an owner can now do purely by text message - you can lock or unlock your door (1234 L or 1234 U), invite guests (1234 (415)-555-5555), remove guests (1234 delete (415)-555-5555) as well as change your pin (1234 rekey 5M78). Pin codes may be made up of numbers or letters. The pin code assigned to your phone will not work on another phone with a different telephone number.

You can get a list of these commands by entering your pin code followed by "command" i.e. 1234 command. Note that guests invited by text message are granted keys that don't expire, so you should delete them when they leave or grant them the key via your dashboard on the website instead, where you can set a start and end time to the key.

When granted a key, a guest will receive a text message with a pre-generated pin code and instructions on how to operate your Lockitron. The text message will read as follows:

Welcome to cameron@lockitron.com's Lockitron. Reply with 1234 (your pin) followed by L to lock or U to unlock (not case sensitive). If the guest replies to the message with a U, your Lockitron will unlock.