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KeyWe: The Smartest Smart Lock That Is Super Tough And Super Affordable

Keyless entry, or more correctly ‘smart lock’, for home is old news. The market is chock full of them, but for some reasons, this new entrant called KeyWe has the Internet going gaga. It is on its last leg on Kickstarter and already, it is nearly 1,600 percent funded. Holy… The campaign is said to have hit its funding goal of $30,000 in just 3 hours. At the time of this writing, it has pulled in over $450,000 with 2,651 backers behind it. Continue reading KeyWe: The Smartest Smart Lock That Is Super Tough And Super Affordable

Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt Is Now Work With Android Smartphone

Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt, which is previously only compatible to iOS and HomeKit, is now compatible Android smartphone. In addition, Schlage also announced a separately available Schlage Sense WiFi Adapter that would enable you to connect Sense to your home WiFi network to control it from anywhere with an Android smartphone and Apple devices via Schlage Sense mobile app. If don’t already know, Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt is a home security lock that requires no connection to existing home automation system, or monthly subscription charge. Continue reading Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt Is Now Work With Android Smartphone

CHEN Is A High-tech Travel Padlock That Can Truly Be Called Next-Gen

Do you envision a future without physical keys? Well, the thing is, your front door maybe keyless and so is your car, but sadly, your favorite carryon and/or overnighter you use for traveling probably won’t be keyless anytime soon, and so for now, CHEN is probably your best bet in going keyless on any suitcase. This somewhat egg-shaped padlock is loaded with some serious tech, including built-in GPS/GSM technology to enable you to track CHEN-secured suitcase anywhere in the world, Bluetooth technology that works with a robust servomotor to unlock the lock, an in-built scale with retractable hook for finding out the weight of your baggage, and finally, a lithium ion battery, rechargeable via USB, that lasts for at least two weeks on a single charge. Continue reading CHEN Is A High-tech Travel Padlock That Can Truly Be Called Next-Gen

This Smart Lock Ditches WiFi, Still Allows You To Remotely Let People In

There’s surely no shortage of smart lock at this point, but there’s just one nagging problem: most of these so-called smart locks rely on WiFi and we all know how that’s not the coolest way. One thing for sure, if your WiFi conks out due to power outage or whatnot, you are pretty much stranded and that’s not mention online security is a very real concern. It is this teething issue with WiFi that prompted Singapore-based startup igloohome to developed Deadbolt Version 2 Smart Lock. What makes Deadbolt Version 2 Smart Lock unique is, it completely ditches WiFi; instead it works directly with your smartphone to either let you in via Bluetooth key, or generate a time-based secret key (if all else fails, there’s always the good’ol key access). Continue reading This Smart Lock Ditches WiFi, Still Allows You To Remotely Let People In

Schlage Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt, Now With Amazon Alexa

Door lock has come a long way. Through the years, mankind has used all sort of locking to secure their pad, ranging from key lock to numeric pad to biometric scan, and now what? Even voice? Apparently, so, starting with Schlage Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt with Amazon Alexa integration. How exactly it works is not clear. All we know is with Alexa integration, Schlage Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt will allow Alexa-enabled devices, such as Amazon Echo, to lock, as well as check the status of a user’s door via a Wink or Samsung SmartThings hub from the comfort of a living room, bedroom, or kitchen. Ok, maybe, it is not actually a voice-based lock, but it is a start. Continue reading Schlage Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt, Now With Amazon Alexa

Gate Smart Lock Uses Key And Pin For Entry, Allow Remote Access Too

Smart lock is not exactly new. In fact, it has become a common commodity like your regular locks, but ask yourself this: why hasn’t we see a huge adoption? I think it is due to the insecurity most people (read: people like me) had with regard to wireless technology. I belong to skeptic camp. Even if I look past the potential of it being hacked, or tech go cranky, I am worry about key, or in most cases, the lack thereof, and also not forgetting, the what ifs, like mobile device conking out before you reaches home. However, a startup comprising of engineers with PhDs understands these and band together to create the world’s first all-in-one connected smart lock called Gate. Continue reading Gate Smart Lock Uses Key And Pin For Entry, Allow Remote Access Too

Sony’s Qrio Smart Lock Boasts Tool-free Installation, Unlocks Via Facebook or Whatsapp

Yes. You heard that right. Sony is also in the business of smart lock, which at this point, is probably going to draw some skepticism after the lapse in security that resulted in the hacking fiasco last week – even the two security systems are largely different. But judging from the support it has gathered on Japanese crowdfunding site Makuake, people, or at least the Japanese, aren’t quite bothered at all. The campaign has 87 more days to go, but is already well beyond funded. As it stands, it has racked in 4,713,000 Yen (about US$40,000) in financial backing from over 300 willing folks. Developed in collaboration with World Innovation Lab (WiL), the Qrio Smart Lock, as it is called, sports the usual sleek look you expect from the Japanese electronics maker, one that could easily go head-to-head with Yves Behar’s August smart lock in the aesthetic department. Continue reading Sony’s Qrio Smart Lock Boasts Tool-free Installation, Unlocks Via Facebook or Whatsapp

The QuickLock System – Two Types of Locks, Two Ways of Unlocking

If you don’t want your front door unlocking itself when it detects your phone’s presence, but still wish for a keyless entry system to your humble abode, the QuickLock NFC and Bluetooth Locking System might be a favorable proposition. There is nothing complicated about the QuickLock system; it is a straightforward keyless alternative without the fancy wonder features like unlocking when you’re at certain proximity. Just think of it as keyless entry you would find in today’s car. It is also the world’s first locking system that offers two ways of unlocking: Bluetooth and NFC. But with the former, it won’t unlock at your Bluetooth device’s presence. Instead, unlocking via Bluetooth is achieved with a companion app, but that’s if you choose to go the Bluetooth route. Continue reading The QuickLock System – Two Types of Locks, Two Ways of Unlocking

With Haven Smart Lock, You Can Ram, Kick and Batter the Door, But You Still Can’t Get In

traditional dead bolt is as good as dead. why else do you think we have home alarm? because most people didn’t think their doors would hold out intruders, especially with so many “free tips” on how to pick a lock circulating on the Internet. what you need is a lock that can’t be picked. a lock like the Haven Smart Lock. what makes Haven so special is, it breaks the norm of lock design by having it bolted to the strongest part of your house: the floor, and it has no lock to be picked. the concept of Haven is somewhat like jamming a chair to a door handle or pushing furniture against the door to prevent entry. obviously, picking of lock won’t get you in those situations and it is also obvious that you won’t jam the door outside of Hollywood movies and you most certainly can’t do it when you leave your house. this is where Haven comes in. Continue reading With Haven Smart Lock, You Can Ram, Kick and Batter the Door, But You Still Can’t Get In

Say Goodbye To Keys And Codes, Cos’ Bluetooth Padlock Is Finally Here

there are a lot of things that has remain unchanged for decades or even centuries, and among them, is padlock. we hardly think it ever need a change, mostly because we learn to live with keys and combination codes where lost keys and forgotten codes are a norm. we live with it anyhow. but a Utah-based firm begs to differ. these folks think it is time for padlock to go high-tech and hence, they came up with Noke Bluetooth Padlock. if you really think about it, it is kind of no brainer – we are just waiting for someone to pitch the idea and so FUZ Designs did. i mean, virtually everything has or being Bluetooth-fied, and so seriously, why not a padlock? to stand up to rigor of outdoor use, such as on your bike, Noke is made waterproof and the hardware is void of buttons or keyholes, making it look exceedingly sleek and high-tech. Continue reading Say Goodbye To Keys And Codes, Cos’ Bluetooth Padlock Is Finally Here