Smart locks are gaining popularity as a viable option for convenient home security and access. There are many brands to choose from; however, the Friday Home Smart Lock is the smallest retrofitted lock on the market. This smart lock comes in seven different color variations and attaches to the locking portion of your current dead-boast lock.
Some of the features of the Friday HomeSmart Lock include a large rechargeable battery that comes with its charging dock, Bluetooth capability that allows you to lock and unlock the door, as well as monitor access. Since the access to this device is Bluetooth, access to the device is not negatively affected when the power goes out. This lock also uses Friday assist gives the user the ability to unlock the door. Another feature is geo-fencing to open the door automatically when you get close.
Guests can be given access to the function to open and lock the door. When the guests no longer need access to your home, their access can be deleted by deleting their electronic key. This allows owners to provide access to their homes for some time. Once they no longer need to enter or leave your home, it can be deleted.
Friday Home Smart Lock is currently exclusive to Apple iPhone and tablet users. Plans are presently being made to expand the use of this device to android users. To support this feature, this company is working on enabling the wi-fi capability that would grant it more accessible to other devices. As of now, Apple users have the app that can be downloaded and used to connect their smart devices to their Friday Smart Lock.
The ease of which a regular deadbolt lock can be adapted to retrofit this smart lock is fantastic. The Smart Lock kit features a color-coaxed base plate that facilitates easy installation. After installation, the app must be downloaded to allow pairing with the apple device. In total, with minimal mechanical skills, the retrofitting process over the existing deadbolt hardware takes less than 20 minutes.
Although there are a few technical features that still need to be addressed, this device is a tremendous competitive force to August’s Smart Locks. The ability to attach this device to Apple Home Kit gives it the ability to be incorporated into your smart home capability. As of now, this is the only way that remote use can be enabled. The size and simplicity of this device make it a must for shoppers in the smart lock market.
You can pick one up here for $199.99 USD.