Tag: bluetooth

FCC Photos Reveal Apple’s Mystery Device – An Electronic Lock

Apple submitted an application to the FCC last fall for a wireless, low-powered device, as it is described in the application. Of course, rumors were running wild that the device could be an AirPort router or new version of the Apple TV, but no one could put their finger on what the device could be.

 

Apple Mystery Device Appears To Be An Electronic Lock

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igloohome Launches A New Addition To Its Smart Lock Lineup – igloohome Smart Deadbolt Lock 02

igloohome, a Singapore-based lock company, unveiled its first Smart product, which was a Smart access solution, which provides short-term rental managers a secure place to store mechanical keys, while offering easy access to their guests. In March 2016, the company launched its first Smart Lock, with Bluetooth capabilities.

 

Wi-Fi Free Operation

With great success from its door lock and Keybox, igloohome is launching yet another Smart Lock, the igloobolt Smart Deadbolt 02. The deadbolt utilizes a Bluetooth chipset and mobile app to communicate with the authorized phone. Both of the locks utilize a unique operational process that does not require an Internet connection, eliminating hacking risks. To make this possible, the deadbolt works with a technology that is similar to the Internet banking token, involving encryption and synchronization.

 

Igloohome Igloobolt 02 Smart Lock

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A Comprehensive Kwikset Kevo Convert Smart Lock Review

When comparing the Kwikset Kevo Convert Bluetooth Smart Lock to other brands, its price tag is significantly lower. Instead of replacing the existing deadbolt, it will retrofit on the inside of the door. The lock will automatically lock/unlock the deadbolt per requests made through the companion Kevo app, which is available for both Android and iOS devices.

 

Kwikset Kevo Convert

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How Smart Locks Stand Up To Conventional Locks

Many consumers are questioning the security of the Smart Lock, but isn’t it far to say that both the Smart Lock and conventional lock have security issues? The traditional lock is vulnerable to bump keys or lock picks and Smart Locks are vulnerable fuzzing, device spoofing and replay attacks.

 

Kwikset Obsidian Smart Lock

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Exploring The Protocols For Smart Locks

There are three wireless communication standards utilized in Smart Locks, including Z-Wave, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Each of these wireless communication standards are unique in their own way and make the lock’s smartness possible.

 

Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt

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How Does Bluetooth Work

With the ever-growing popularity of Bluetooth devices many people find themselves wondering how they actually work. Picture a phone connected to a wireless speaker, which will be equipped with Bluetooth hardware and software. The hardware could be an antenna-equipped chip that sends and receives signals on a certain frequency. The software installed on each device will be able to read those signals and resend them to other devices, in a way that they can be understood.

So going back to the phone and wireless speaker, the phone will know how to send audio files and packets of information, in a way that the speaker will be able to understand. For instance, you could use the phone to change the level of the volume on the speaker or even change the track.

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