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This python library let's you talk with Nuki lock (

Get started

  1. install a BLE-compatible USB dongle (or use the built-in bluetooth stack if available)
  2. execute the script:, make sure it fully finishes.
  3. Modify bluetooth service: nano /lib/systemd/system/bluetooth.service
  4. add --experimental to ExecStart: ExecStart=/usr/local/libexec/bluetooth/bluetoothd --experimental
  5. Use supervise service to start nuki-bridge: sudo supervisorctl start nuki
  6. ready to start using the library in python!

Get started - Docker (only for ARM like raspberry pi)

  1. Install docker and docker-compose
  2. Use the docker-compose.yml in this repo to start the container: docker-compose up -d
  3. Check the logs: docker-compose logs -f nuki
  4. Hit the url to check if its working: http://localhost:10000. You should see: {}

Example usage


Before you will be able to send commands to the Nuki lock using the library, you must first authenticate (once!) yourself with a self-generated public/private keypair (using NaCl), you can use the flask endpoint:


For example: http://localhost:10000/connect/56:D2:72:54:1A:91/Reardoor

REMARK 1 The credentials are stored in the file: nuki.cfg, created on a first connect

REMARK 2 Authenticating is only possible if the lock is in 'pairing mode'. You can set it to this mode by pressing the button on the lock for 5 seconds until the complete LED ring starts to shine.

REMARK 3 You can find out your Nuki's MAC address by using 'hcitool lescan' for example.

REMARK 4 The device needs to be initialized once (i.e. using the Nuki app on your cell phone) before it can be controlled with this library.

Commands for Nuki

Once you are authenticated (and the nuki.cfg file is created on your system), you can use the library to send command to your Nuki lock:

http://localhost:10000/Reardoor/unlock http://localhost:10000/Reardoor/lock

For more endpoints, check


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