Smart locks are modern and easily managed by smartphones and can simplify users’ lives. Here are the most interesting and suitable for the various types of doors.
Smart locks: what are they for?
The smart locks they are very useful to simplify access to your home. Think, for example, of when you have your hands busy and you can’t insert and turn the key in the lock or when you don’t want to carry too many keys around. Through one of these locks it is therefore possible to forget the keys, avoid losing them and optimize the times of entry and exit from the home. But not only that: if you have a home that you make available to B&B-style travelers, you can easily manage access with this technology.
Smart locks: which one to choose?
Given the delicacy of this kind of accessory, the advice we advise you to keep in mind is only one: do not look for savings since it is essential to buy and install a product that is reliable is sure. On the other hand, we are entrusting the safety of our home to a single product.
And then it is necessary to understand which lock is needed according to the type of door. Many locks work well on already mounted locks, others need a special cylinder. Therefore, take into account the possibility of having to call a locksmith for the installation, if it is not possible to proceed alone. That’s why we point out two different alternatives to choose from; one of the two does not require any intervention.
Nuki Combo 2.0
The lock nuki it is the best choice for those who do not want to perform invasive interventions on the front door and want to have a smart system available that is easy to install and possibly remove.
In fact, this solution is applied in a few minutes on the existing lock, as long as it is compatible models, and thanks to the Bridge it works both via Bluetooth and via WiFi. The app is very well made and nuki easily integrates with Alexa, Google Assistant and IFTTT. You can check if your lock is compatible directly on the official site but we already anticipate that almost all the cylinders of the armored doors are fully supported; es. Swiss round profile, oval cylinder, knob cylinder and European profile cylinder.
Installation is easy: you insert the key into the door, clearly from the inside, and install the smart lock which will act as a motor to move the key into the lock and thus close and open the door. It is however possible to buy only the lock, without the Bridge, but in this way you will not have WiFi connectivity available.
The motorized cylinder ENTER Yale it is very valid and appreciated even if it requires a few more steps for fixing. In this case there are no keys and the lock cylinder must be inserted inside the product. For more information you can look at the specifications on the official site but, according to YALE, the product is ideal for doors of any type.
The smart lock only supports Bluetooth so it does not work remotely and you must be close to the door in order to activate it. The app is very complete and secure and supports the sending of access authorizations to be sent to the smartphone.
We specify that to use the YALE system it is necessary to install, together with the motorized lock, also the compatible cylinder, always sold by YALE.
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