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Smart locks?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Abby J, Apr 4, 2015.

  1. Abby J

    Abby J Member

    Are any hosts using smartlocks? I'm actually waiting for my locxbox to arrive that I ordered a few days ago and was telling a friend about my new plan to use it. They turned me on to smart locks. Now I'm thinking maybe I should return the lockbox and get a smart lock! The Kevo looks cool! From what I can tell you just touch the lock with a finger and if your phone is nearby it lets you in. What if your phone is dead I wonder? I think I like the concept in that you can track everyone coming in the house.
     
  2. Matt S

    Matt S Active Member

    Don't think the world is quite ready for smart locks. Not everyone has the bluetooth capable phone. Unless you want to make it a requirement that your guests have certain technological capabilities. :) I do have one or two friends with a flip-phone. And of course my stubborn dad still loves his LG Razor.

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  3. Estuarto

    Estuarto Active Member

    I have looked into this as well and think it not quite practical. Yet. The costs are between $100 and $300 generally speaking. The $100 is the current offer from Lockitron for the bolt product. In their advertisement they have a testimonial from an AirBnB host.

    A lot of these products you could remotely open if your guest didn't have a smartphone. Then I suppose you do have to be available. These smart lock solutions will probably start to go mainstream in within a year or two.
     
  4. Castle Woman

    Castle Woman Active Member

    I like the idea of eliminating keys. My newer Toyota has the technology of the key that doesn't actually go in any ignition. Immediately I thought why not just have it recognize my phone. It won't be long until all these extra things we carry around - money, credit cards, checkbooks (anyone use these still), keys, etc will all be integrated with the phone. Then I imagine it won't be long until somehow the phone is integrated to us. It's funny that we even call it a phone still. I never see the kids talking on the thing these days.
     
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  7. Cary Scredel

    Cary Scredel New Member

    I don't host with AirBnB but I have an August smart lock. Had it for a few months and it works great. It has batteries so I even if power is out or wifi down it still works. I can grant access generally, or specify time blocks. I paid about $250.
     
  8. Castle Woman

    Castle Woman Active Member

    I see the future is coming. Soon :)
     
  9. kate

    kate New Member

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