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Are smart locks safe?
« on: July 15, 2015, 05:09:30 pm »
those that use fingerprint or card access... is there a point in getting these locks for HDB flat? if no battery how? also heard that it can be easily bypassed. true or not?

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Re: Are smart locks safe?
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2015, 08:13:44 pm »
If I'm not wrong, there is a usually a backup method whereby you can insert a 9V battery from the outside.

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Re: Are smart locks safe?
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2015, 10:22:00 am »
digital locks are cool, but in terms of safety, I think if someone with enough knowledge would want to hack it and go into your house, it is achievable.  :(
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Re: Are smart locks safe?
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2015, 01:25:12 pm »
the plus point for fingerprint sensors is that you can't forget your "keys". and its more convenient than fishing for keys.


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Re: Are smart locks safe?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2015, 09:28:57 am »
so which brands are better?

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Re: Are smart locks safe?
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2015, 10:33:10 am »
so which brands are better?

im interested to know too.
i like those that can input entry without fingerprints or card... so if someone visits and I am not around, I can use an app to open it, or text him my passcode or something

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Re: Are smart locks safe?
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2015, 04:56:28 pm »
In South Korea most of the houses are already using digital locks. Similarly since ages ago Hotels have been using digital locks and I seldom hear of any guests breaking into another guest's room.

It feels good to go for a jog/run without having to carry the keys around.
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Re: Are smart locks safe?
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2015, 10:49:21 pm »
I scared that the senor is not sensitive enough to detect my fingerprint

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Re: Are smart locks safe?
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2015, 11:01:16 pm »
I scared that the senor is not sensitive enough to detect my fingerprint

samsung very fast and accurate...

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Re: Are smart locks safe?
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2015, 05:29:11 am »
I always wanted a smart lock but never walked down that path as I'm old school and wanted  to still use my keys as a 'plan B'.

Chanced upon August Smart Lock on Amazon and bought it.
 It works by using your phone's Bluetooth to unlock your door and allows you to still use your existing keys to unlock. :)
 Has the option to automatically lock your door after you close it and unlock your door automatically when you are near it.  Been using it for 3 months now and absolutely love it! Even bought its companion (August connect) which joins your house wifi and allows you to remotely connect to the lock. Perfect for unlocking your door when you have friends waiting outside but you're out getting ice for your party. :)

Do look it up on amazon or YouTube if you're shopping for a smart lock. There's some interesting reviews on it. 
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Re: Are smart locks safe?
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2015, 07:59:50 am »
I scared that the senor is not sensitive enough to detect my fingerprint

There are several models that has more than 1 method of unlocking. Fingerprint scanning is one. RFID card is one. Keypad is one. Bluetooth via phone is one. So really there isn't a need to worry. We need to embrace modern technology and learn it while we're still young.
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Re: Are smart locks safe?
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2015, 08:18:14 pm »
Good only if you have money to burn

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Re: Are smart locks safe?
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2015, 08:51:55 pm »
Good only if you have money to burn

Don't we all love to burn some money to have a dream home  :)
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Re: Are smart locks safe?
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2015, 08:58:40 pm »
I always wanted a smart lock but never walked down that path as I'm old school and wanted  to still use my keys as a 'plan B'.

Chanced upon August Smart Lock on Amazon and bought it.
 It works by using your phone's Bluetooth to unlock your door and allows you to still use your existing keys to unlock. :)
 Has the option to automatically lock your door after you close it and unlock your door automatically when you are near it.  Been using it for 3 months now and absolutely love it! Even bought its companion (August connect) which joins your house wifi and allows you to remotely connect to the lock. Perfect for unlocking your door when you have friends waiting outside but you're out getting ice for your party. :)

Do look it up on amazon or YouTube if you're shopping for a smart lock. There's some interesting reviews on it.

Think of how dangerous if you lost your phone!
Sry for being so anti smart lock.
Guess I am very old school

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Re: Are smart locks safe?
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2015, 09:02:47 pm »
Think of how dangerous if you lost your phone!
Sry for being so anti smart lock.
Guess I am very old school

Is the same as losing house keys and you're equally screwed. Benefits of smart locks is that it has more than 1 way to unlock.

Each to our own la. Smart locks or not, most important is that it must be of good quality.
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