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[News] Lockitron Bolt: The Keyless Smart Door Lock

2017-09-27 08:10:09
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Hello Mi Fans,

Smart locks have been growing in popularity, the frequency of use, and sophistication. There is a range of smart lock options in terms of style and functionality, but for our purposes here, smart locks are considered those that connect to a smartphone and are controlled primarily through an app. Smart locks are still a relatively new technology, and as such, the products and their app counterparts are being improved all the time. Generally, A smart lock is an electromechanical lock which is designed to perform locking and unlocking operations on a door when it receives such instructions from an authorized device using a wireless protocol and a cryptographic key to execute the authorization process. It also monitors access and sends alerts for the different events it monitors and some other critical events related to the status of the device. Smart locks can be considered part of a smart home.

Accessing your home has never been easier thanks to the Lockitron Bolt Keyless Door Lock. This intelligent home device gives you the power to enter your home without the use of your keys. It comes with a deadbolt-style smart lock as well as a bridge. Connecting via Wi-Fi, you can lock and unlock your door from anywhere in the world. Using the app for iOS and Android, Bolt is perfect for granting entry for friends and family, service people, and even Airbnb owners. Because it’s all keyless, you can give your guests a code to enter through the Lockitron app. With no handover of keys, there’s zero chance that they’ll get lost. In addition, you can also remove access just as easily you grant it. All it takes is a few taps in the app.

Basic features of a Smart Lock:

  • Bluetooth connectivity for local access
  • An app for your smartphone to lock/unlock the door
  • Ability to give electronic “keys” to friends and family (i.e., authorizing other phones to open the door)
  • Security against lock picking and bumping
  • Battery power (so you can still access your home during a power outage)

Lockitron Bolt - Unlock Your Door without Keys

Smart locks, like the traditional locks, need two main parts to work. The lock and the key. In the case of these electronic locks, the key is not a physical key but a smartphone or a special key fob configured explicitly for this purpose which wirelessly will perform the authentication needed to automatically unlock the door. Smart locks allow users to grant access to a third party by the means of a virtual key. This key can be sent to the recipient smartphone over standard messaging protocols such as e-mail or SMS. Once this key is received the recipient will be able to unlock the smart lock during the time specified previously by the sender.

Smart locks are able to grant or deny access remotely via a mobile app. Certain smart locks include a built-in WiFi connection that allows for monitoring features such as access notifications or cameras to show the person requesting access. Some smart locks work with a smart doorbell to allow the user to see who and when someone is at a door. Smart locks may use Bluetooth SMART and SSL to communicate, encrypting communications using 128/256-bit AES.

The Bolt is the second generation smart lock by Lockitron. Their original crowdfunded design proved to have a few flaws, so Lockitron team learned from their mistakes, upgraded, and improved the design and functionality to create the Bolt. One of the changes is that the Bolt completely replaces the cylindrical deadbolt in a door, rather than working with the existing deadbolt. Although this complicates the installation, it’s still easy to do, and Lockitron offers a key-matching feature that allows users to keep their original keys with the new deadbolt. Another positive change from the original design is a longer battery life. This was partially achieved by removing the Wi-Fi capabilities from Bolt and creating a separate device, the Lockitron Bridge, which acts as an Internet hub for the Bluetooth-enabled lock. Even with the change, however, the battery life is expected to be only about six months, while many competitors advertise a one-year battery life.

The Lockitron app’s main function is to simply lock or unlock the door, but that basic function can be accessed from the mobile website as well for any non-compatible phones. The app also gives access to guests, and even those without smartphones can receive access codes via SMS texting, though that feature costs $5 per month. The app also allows users to adjust their Lockitron Sense settings, which automatically unlocks the door when your phone comes into range. The activity log not only tracks when the door is locked or unlocked, but it also makes a note when someone knocks on the door or rings the doorbell. It’s a great feature, and at such a low price, the Lockitron Bolt is one to watch for as user reviews come in.

Advantages of having Lockitron Bolt Keyless Door Lock

  • Low price point
  • App has guest access and automatic unlocking features
  • Complete activity log, including manual access of the door
  • Works with non-smartphones
  • Compatible with iOS and Android devices
  • Key matching features allows users to keep existing keys

If you are looking for an innovative way to keep your home secure, there are lots of smart lock options that offer both convenience and security over traditional deadbolts. The variety of high-tech features and mobile apps means that you can find the lock that best fits your home and family, and you can have even more control over who enters your home. Plus, most smart locks feature unique designs that help prevent basic breaking-and-entering techniques (lock picking and bumping), making your home more secure. Smart locks can be pricey, but we think it’s money well spent. With so many options, you really can’t go wrong. So is Smart Doors like Lockitron Bolt Keyless Door Lock are the future of house holdings? What do you guys think? Do REPLY down your opinions.

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