Sesame, by CANDY HOUSE 4+

Open Sesame


Designed for iPhone

    • 3.1 • 58 Ratings
    • Free


*** Sesame. Your key, reinvented. ***
Your physical key becomes an app in 1 second.

● Leave your keys behind
Just lock and unlock your door using the Sesame app on your phone. Better yet, open Sesame with a knock[1] on your phone or let the magic happen automatically[2] when your are back. Your keys, reinvented.

● Share access
Allow guests in no matter where you are. Control who has access and when.

● Log records
Receive a notification whenever your door opens or closes.

● Installs in seconds
Simply tape Sesame to your door with a single strip of 3M Command tape (supplied). It fits your lock without removing or swapping anything. No tools required.

● Fits all deadbolts
Sesame works with just about any single cylinder deadbolt in the USA/ Canada/ Denmark/ Sweden/ Norway/ Singapore/ Japan/ Malaysia thanks to five-patented self-adjusting mechanisms. Sesame doesn't even need to be exactly at the center of your lock or at any specific angle. It just works with your lock perfectly.

● Long battery life
Sesame lasts about 500 days on lithium batteries (supplied), and sends a notification when the batteries are low.

● Apple Watch
Lock/unlock your door with Apple Watch. If Apple Watch doesn't connect to Sesame via Bluetooth, please turn Watch's Flight Mode on and off, and make sure Sesame is nearby your Apple Watch.

[1] Knock-iPhone-To-Unlock feature is available on iPhone 5S, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, SE, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, X, X Max, XS, XS Max with iOS 9 or newer.
[2] Auto-Unlock feature is available on iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, SE, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, X, X Max, XS, XS Max with iOS 9 or newer.
[3] Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What’s New

Version 1.46

General improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Anon5789 ,

Please fix - latest update logs out repeatedly

Love sesame - I’m a kickstarter backer from back in the day. With the last update, myself and other users in the house are being logged out after each use of the app. Whenever we open it we have to log back in for each use. Pretty inconvenient when trying to get into the house and when trying to leave. Please fix. Thanks!

Developer Response ,

We're really sorry about that! Can you please update your apps to the latest version and let us know if the issue persists? If so, please email and let us know your Sesame account email address so we can check it out. Thank you!


Very Functional but incomplete

I got this lock originally from its kickstarter campaign a few years back.

Having use it ever since i can say that it does work pretty accurately for what it offers. It allows you to manually unlock your door, it allows you to lock your door based on a timer and it gets the Bluetooth connection pretty quick and from far away.

However if you use the widget to unlock the door, it still brings you to the actual app to click to unlock. All activities related to the lock remain local to Bluetooth because the wifi dongle is not ready, geofencing and knock to open are beta so basically don’t count until they are officially part of the mainstream app. And last but not least there is no HomeKit to be seen anywhere around.

On a side note: Supposedly homekit could still be reached via software update as apparently apple will allow it, but from that to actually happening is another story.

All being said. If you are looking for a simple lock/unlock device to control your door without your actual key. Sesame could be a good option.

Ohhh and I forgot. Battery life does go a looooooooong way. In a couple of years I don’t remember changing battery on the lock maybe once.!!

Developer Response ,

Hi TNSLPPTSO, thank you so much for your 5-star review! Your support means a lot to us and we appreciate the feedback and kind words. We are starting to ship beta units of the Wi-Fi Access Point and would love to send you one. Please email for more information. We do have plans to add Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Apple HomeKit integrations this year, so stay tuned! Thanks again for your support of Sesame, we will be working hard to continue improving it! - CANDY HOUSE, Inc.

th1sn1ckn@m31st@k3n ,


I’m having nothing but problems with this. I can not reliably leave my keys at home thinking this will unlock. We have the WiFi module, and the latest version on iPhone X and Xs. 50% of the time I try to use it or more, it will connect, but won’t unlock the door. So I sit in front of the door, like an idiot trying reconnect via BT or WiFi hoping it’ll make the little buzzing sound. I’m at the point where I’m going to smash it with a hammer. Luckily I have an iris system at home and it works 100% of the time.

Update, still has issues. When trying to connect via Bluetooth it cycles between connected and disconnected. Today it only took me 1 minute to open the stupid lock because I’m used to turning BT and WiFi on and off to trick the app into connecting. I’ll be selling this soon.

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