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Smart Locks

Mechanical products are a thing of the past. The era of automation and Internet technologies is coming, both in industrial and domestic spheres. Modernization and innovation of electronic assistants is moving forward by leaps and bounds. One of the latest inventions to improve home security is the unique “smart” lock.

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Smart Lock – Its Role and Features

A “smart” lock is a device for locking doors using a special key fob or an application on a smartphone. It is equipped with a Bluetooth data transfer device and runs on multiple AA batteries.

Only the owner of a smartphone (a special application identifies the lock and creates a virtual key) or a key fob can open the locked door. If a person has forgotten the lock release device at home or has completely lost it, then the lock can only be opened with a special mechanical key.

“Smart” lock is very simple and easy to use. You can mount it in absolutely any door leaf. After completing the installation of the lock, install a special application on the smartphone. The device is identified by communication via a Bluetooth headset.

Each lock is assigned an individual identifier (virtual key). This allows you to protect against data hacking. The lock is equipped with protection against master keys, mechanical breaking and increased surface loads. The protection device is a special sensor.

The mobile application for smart locks serves not only to identify the device – additional functions are the creation, deletion, blocking and unlocking of keys. The keys can be scheduled to unlock and lock the doors, and it is also possible to send the key to other family members. When the door is opened by another family member, the administrator (or owner of the master key) will receive a notification on the phone. The only drawback of the smart lock is that the software only works on the iOS system. An Android app is under development.

Most Popular Manufactures of Smart Locks

The most popular smart lock manufacturer is KwiksetKevo Corporation. This company has been manufacturing locks of any complexity for over 50 years. The innovative brainchild of KwiksetKevo Corporation is a smart lock that is not overloaded with functionality. The outer part of the lock is a standard rounded door handle. The inside of a large modular gadget. It contains all the microcircuits, printed circuit boards, power supply and a rotating latch for mechanical door locking. To communicate with the device, only the wireless bluetooth headset module version 4.0 is used. This is done to minimize the consumption of electrical energy. The power supply lasts for 10-12 months. KwiksetKevo’s smart locks open in just a fraction of a second.

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In second place in terms of fame is the company “YaleReal Living Key Free Deadbolt“. The main feature of the company is the presence of an electronic digital panel on the lock. Each device can be unlocked with twenty possible combinations, each of which includes from 4 to 8 characters.

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The third company on the list is Goji. The insides are built in like in a conventional mechanical lock. The external module is a round display framed in steel. The screen displays information on the state of the locking mechanism, time, date and a greeting to the owner of the smartphone. With the help of a mobile application, you can distribute keys and set the time of the active state. Goji releases software for Android and iOS. Goji also produces Sky lock padlocks.

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Goji products are excellent for cyclists. The Sky Lock works in two modes – automatic and manual. Automation of the block / unlock process occurs through bluetooth. If the owner is within the radius of the device, the lock opens. When you leave the coverage area, the automatic locking of the lock is triggered. The device is equipped with an anti-theft system and a wi-fi module. If another person touches the object or the castle, the owner will immediately receive a notification on his mobile phone.

How Smart Lock Works

Communication between the smartlock and the mobile device is carried out using a bluetooth headset or a wi-fi module. The range of the device is only a few meters. Unlocking or locking the doors takes less than a second. Supports automatic and manual control modes. A system has been added to send a notification to the owner when unlocking, blocking and trying to pick the lock.

Communication between the smartlock and the mobile device is carried out using a bluetooth headset or a wi-fi module. The range of the device is only a few meters. Unlocking or locking the doors takes less than a second. Supports automatic and manual control modes. A system has been added to send a notification to the owner when unlocking, blocking and trying to pick the lock.

Communication between the smartlock and the mobile device is carried out using a bluetooth headset or a wi-fi module. The range of the device is only a few meters. Unlocking or locking the doors takes less than a second. Supports automatic and manual control modes. A system has been added to send a notification to the owner when unlocking, blocking and trying to pick the lock.

The lock database stores information and time about all manipulations with the device. Voice control and fingerprint unlock are supported. The smart lock can be installed in the home automation system. Smartlock is equipped with a door knock recognition system (a message will be instantly sent to the owner’s smartphone).

How to Choose a Smart Lock

To choose an electronic lock, you need to decide what exactly it will serve for (front door, office, safe, etc.). The next step is to select the manufacturer of the electronic device. The necessary functionality and design of the smartlock is selected. You can learn more about each smart lock model on the official website of the manufacturer. If you have any questions, all the necessary information can be obtained online from the consultants of the company.

In the era of gadgets and electronic devices, mechanical equipment takes a back seat. And door locks are no exception. Traditional mechanics are being replaced by smart locks that are controlled by mobile devices. It is no longer fashionable to walk around with a bunch of keys in your pocket, and virtual locking devices help solve this problem.

Smartlocks are simple and reliable in operation, and will not cause any inconvenience during installation. You can embed them in any door panel. A smart lock will help you secure your home as much as possible.

If you still in doubt which smart lock suites your need the most ask your Locksmith Specialist