I actually have one of these. It’s not terrible. The app sucks because it freezes up a lot and you have to close it, but you can give everyone their own code and have it auto lock so you can catch your kids when they sneak out.
It can use an actual key to lock and unlock if you need to (say if the battery dies)
The bridge let’s you connect it to wifi so you can use Alexa to lock and unlock.
It is easy to install and it’s a decent price for what it is.
@MrMikenIkes I’m not sure about this lock in particular but I know my “smart lock” wont let you unlock it using google or alexa, it will only let you lock it or confirm it’s state (“Ok Google, did I lock my front door?”).
There ARE locks that do allow you to unlock using your voice but more and more companies are finding that it’s a security flaw. They can also be unlocked using lasers.
@MrMikenIkes I have 3 of these and that was a known issue for a while to the point where I didn’t pair it with my Google Assistant and just used the app and automation to unlock it. Recently a firmware update makes it require a setup of a custom pin code that you have to give every time you try to unlock it with “Hey Google”
@j8048188 the Ultraloq Combo (which I have on my front door) uses 13.56Mhz keyfobs, which either could be cloned or the lock can learn additional fobs. They say they are ‘proprietary’ fobs but I’ve heard tell that it’s easy enough to use any old compatible tag.
@OnionSoup 1) It’s got a finger print open option that is pretty accurate so there’s no need for numbers. 2) It’s got some weird code thing so as long as your code is within numbers, it’ll open. so if your code is 1234 and you do 84931234543 etc, it will work. If you notice shiny keys just make a longer code. 3) It literally takes 2 minutes or less to change the code.
Meh’s math is Meh. A few minutes ago the dialy page had the summary below. That comes out to $150/each (57 x 150 = 8550). But it should be at most $149, not $150: $144 for the lock + $5 shipping for those who only buy one and who don’t have the monthly plan. Would be even less for those not paying shipping. What gives?
And you bought… 57 of these. There’s still some left. That’s $8550
total. (including shipping)
@Keith42 It’s worth it for me to go with Wyze to minimize the amount of extra apps I’d have to use since I already own the Wyze camera, scale and smart bulbs. Great point about the fingerprint though. That’s kinda cool.
I have the older version of this lock without the fingerprint scanner and I love it. For the person who asked if this lock has been approved by the lockpicking lawyer, it basically goes around the lock and turns it for you. It came with a new deadbolt in the box, but I took it out and used the lock I already had in the door so that I wouldn’t have to replace the keys.