What's the standard protocol used by digital door locks that are managed through Bluetooth devices? Like Android and iOS devices.

While digital locks and Epic works with Android app like KeyWe little is known as to how both communicate through Bluetooth. I wonder if there exists a standard protocol.

My goal is to build an IoT setup where all our digital locks can be managed through the internet through a Bluetooth gateway or gateways that connect to all the locks in the building.

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There is no "standard" protocol for digital locks.

That may eventually change as Matter is more widely adopted and broadens its reach, but for now each lock does it their own way.

Edit: I'll add that many locks support Apple's HomeKit in addition to their own home-brewed protocols, but HomeKit is not a standard, it's a proprietary framework and protocol used by Apple devices.

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