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Overviewing The Z-Wave Enabled Schlage Connect Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt

Just like any other Smart Lock brand, the Schlage Connect Camelot allows users to leave their mechanical key at home. Homeowners and authorized visitors can access the home with a unique PIN code. For added security purposes, the door will automatically relock after 30 seconds, if the homeowner forgets to do it.

 

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A Comprehensive Poly-Control Danalock Bluetooth Smart Lock Review

The Poly-Control Danalock became available to the public on April 29, 2014. The lock’s circular, retrofit design is similar to the August Smart Lock. However, the lock is not a competitive concern for August Home. This basically means that the lock can only be activated, when the authorized phone is within the Bluetooth range, which varies between 0 to 5 meters.


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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.

 

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Schlage Unveils Amazon Alexa Integration

Schlage, a leading provider of deadbolts and Smart Locks, announced a partnership with Amazon to provide customers with voice-automated capabilities. The Alexa integration will allow customers to utilize Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and Tap to control their Connect Smart Lock.

Over the past few years, Schlage has been working diligently to make its Smart Locks lineup more compatible with Smart Homes. The company already partners with Z-Wave to enhance the functionality its connected locks and to provide consumers with more compatibility options.

 

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What Homeowners Need To Know Before Investing In A Smart Lock

Smart Locks make the perfect replacement for a contemporary deadbolt. If you decide to join the Smart Lock world, you will be able to manage your entrance doors from anywhere. For instance, you will be able to check the lock’s status and lock the door remotely from the companion app.

However, upgrading a door lock is not as simple as replacing a conventional light bulb. The installation process will require a bit more time and hands-on, plus the lock has to be paired with the existing Internet router. Most consumers have concerns about the cost of a new Smart Lock, which will vary depending on the features, connectivity standards, brand, functionality and design.

 

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A Smart Home And Realtors Report Shows Homeowners Feel Smart Locks Are Important

A report by the National Association of Realtors examines Smart Home devices and their impact on the real estate market. The Smart Homes and Realtors report surveyed real estate agents nationwide, finding 15 percent of agents receive questions from clients about Smart Homes. Forty-two percent of the agents voiced interest in attaining a Smart Home certification, which could indicate an increasing confidence among licensed agents that Smart Home technologies will play a major role in the real estate market.

 

Kwikset Premis Smart Lock

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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.

 

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Using IFTTT To Control Unsupported, Unofficial Third-Party Devices

As Alexa’s third-party company partnerships and skills are growing, the virtual assistant is having trouble keeping up. Alexa has a history of not playing nicely with specific services and devices.

There is still hope with IFTTT, a popular website that is capable bridging the gap between Smart gadgets that don’t officially work together. IFTTT allows users to break the rules and control innumerable third-party gizmos and online services that aren’t officially supported.

 

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Yale Assure Bluetooth Smart Lock Review

Yale has a unique sales pitch for the Yale Assure Smart Lock, “A Lock Without A Key”. May not sound like much, but the slogan appears to be effective, because the lock is a competitive force in the Smart Home market. The lock features a Bluetooth radio and companion app, without a mechanical keyhole.

The great thing about the design of this lock is it eliminates the potential break-in, utilizing a bump key or lock pick. However, the keyless lock without a keyhole eliminates an additional emergency access option, in the event that the onboard batteries fail. With the Assure Smart Lock, you will be left with only two access options, the companion app and touchpad.

 

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The Future Role Of The Smart Lock In Property Management

IDC is predicting the Internet of Things to be worth $1.7 trillion by 2020, while Gartner projects a jump up to 13.5 Billion by the same year. The supply and demand for Smart gadgets is gradually increasing every day, top-speed highly capable Wi-Fi will be primary focus of the next 4 years.

 

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Smart technology is being integrated into every gadget that developers and tech manufacturers can get their hands on. Smart building owners are becoming more and more reliant on intelligent predictive analytics. This technology is capable of detecting glitches in internal systems and notifying the owner of the issue, before they become a major issue.

 

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