I’d say that has a camera, a keypad for PIN unlocking and wireless BT or NFC to unlock / lock from outside and from inside just twist it lock/unlock. The test report shows the BT frequencies but only 5mm, I’m not sure if NFC has to be tested.
It is DC 5V 3A powered with AA batteries probably as temporary during power outages.
That round ring at the top doesn’t look like a camera but rather a fingerprint scanner, similar to those on cell phones
Also I think it uses batteries as per this screenshot from their test report. Almost all smart locks use internal batteries so i don’t see this being different. I mean how can it be powered by a DC plug when its on a door?
DC 5V 3A is still a question to me. @professor, my Schlage Sense has 4 AA batteries with ~1.5 years life, so expecting the same.
no mention of wifi?? is BT the only way to connect to the app? how do you check status, lock/unlock remotely?
There’s mention of 2.4Ghz frequency, Bluetooth, 5mm, on the lock and a frankly weird frequency on the doorbell.
How does the lock communicate with anything away from the phone if all it interacts with is a phone via BT? So you can’t remotely unlock via Wifi from, say, homebase? Anyone spot a longer range radio test? I checked the frequency and the test equipment list, no WiFi.
Based off Wikipedia;
Bluetooth operates at frequencies between 2.402 and 2.480 GHz, or 2.400 and 2.4835 GHz including guard bands 2 MHz wide at the bottom end and 3.5 MHz wide at the top.
So I’m assuming that’s why we see that frequency range being tested. I don’t see wifi being used as this is part of their security product lineup, wifi could be compromised and a lot of folks don’t want to have direct access to their house being broadcasted. And sure Bluetooth can be hacked or bypassed but its such short range that the intruder would have to physically be close by, at which point its easy to catch them.
I dunno honestly, the more I think about it the more I’m not sure if I want a smart lock. But having knowledge of how to pick locks and bypass them, even regular locks are just as easily defeated. So in the end were screwed either way
see i know how to pick locks, even high security ones…i mean there is Bosnian Bill and the lockpicking lawyer on youtube who shows you how to bypass and defeat many different locks so its not hard. Even smart locks have been bypassed, some with a simple magnet. So nothing is ever truly secure.