There are more and more Internet of Things devices on the market. Smart locks among them. Their goal is to make your like easier, but at what price? Don’t trade the security of your home off for convenience.
Since the FIFA World Cup began, I can’t stop thinking how Locky is the best centre-back among smart home devices. Maybe it won’t do a showy overhead kick, but it will secure your goal like Marcelo or Sergio Ramos (only less naughty…;) ) As you probably know, in contemporary football you win the games with defensive. Let’s see how it looks on the ground of smart home devices. This is the Locky vs. smart locks match!
Smart locks allow you to remotely open and close your lock with your smartphone. They allow you to keep track of the status of your door, and generate the so-called virtual key, which you can send to someone by e-mail or text, so that they can open the door to your house. Sounds cool, but this is exactly what I call an overhead kick. When it scores – great, but it could also become a beautiful disaster that ends with a painful injury…
Let’s be honest, we live in an extremely hackable world. Are you sure you want to risk entrusting the security of your home to internet connected devices? Unfortunately, even the best cryptographic algorithms can let you down. Just type „hack smart lock” into Google or YouTube – it’s unsettling… During one of the security conferences in Las Vegas, a security consultant Anthony Rode has tested 16 Bluetooth-enabled door locks and managed to break into 12 of them. Often in many different ways! Home safety experts all around the globe agree that smart locks will always be connected with risk.
But no specialist, not even the best hacker in the world, will ever hack Locky. Why? Simply because Locky doesn’t remotely open your door. It does, however, take care of the security of your home, allowing you to forget about forgetting to close your door, and giving you the access to check its status at any moment and without internet connection. 1:0
To install a smart lock in your house, you often need to replace you lock or even your door. It requires time, skill, and tools. Btw, it’s kinda funny when I watch the instructions to install a smart lock which begin with „Installing our lock is simple and easy”, and then there are hammers, screwdrivers, screws, dismantling the lock, and the whole video is almost a full-length film. Meanwhile, Locky is just a key overlay and an app. It doesn’t interfere with the lock or the door, doesn’t require any complicated mechanical installation, and its performance is almost the same. I made a film in which I show you how to start using our device, and it only took me a little more than 1 minute… 2:0
As they say, old habits die hard. You’ve been using you lock and key in a certain way your whole life, it’s as intuitive as breathing. Are you aware that with smart locks you’d have to completely change your routine? In most cases you’d have to say goodbye to your good, old friend, the key, and you’d become even more addicted to your phone. With Locky, you don’t need to change the way you use your door. Everything stays the same, you just have an extra cool minimalist overlay on you key. 3:0
Incomparable! Locky is a way cheaper solution than the cheapest smart lock on Earth. Kickstarter prices will start from $27 for Early Bird reward. 4:0
This is a whole different story and I will definitely come back to that, but the most important part is that the only thing Locky can’t, and smart locks can do, is to remotely close and open your door, which means you can let someone into your home even if you’re not there. As I’ve already mentioned, it’s risky, but just to be a fair referee… 4:1
Locky advances onto the next round! The opponent: key trackers. In the meantime, do you have any experience with smart locks? Maybe you do value that solution? Share your opinion in the comments, I’d love to talk about it!