One 93-year-old tenant said he wasn't able to use a smartphone and became trapped in his home because of the smart locks. The landlords' attorney argued that the smart lock was installed on a single door and that it could be accessed with a numeric code, rather than an app. Because the two sides reached a settlement, this won't create a legal precedent for how smart locks can be used. But it may still set an example for tenants with similar smart-home privacy concerns.
Update, 5/8/19 3:15PM ET: This post has been updated with comment from Latch's CEO and to further clarify that this is a preliminary settlement between private parties rather than an action ordered by a court.