I’ve always wanted to install a smart digital lock because I’m worried that Edison might misplace his house key. I’m not paranoid without a cause – he has actually misplaced it twice. The first time, he was swinging the key on a ring around his finger and it flung right into the pool. The next time, he accidentally dropped it from his pocket.
Secondly, I want to get rid of the hassle of using a house key, the fear of losing it, and the annoying fact that it might scratch other valuables in my bag. So, I’ve been looking for an affordable and user-friendly smart digital lock that can be operated using a smart phone.
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I came across Igloohome Smart Digital Lock at Selffix when I was buying a replacement filter for my 3M Water Dispenser. I was immediately attracted to its unique design that resembles an iPhone. And next, its retail price is even more attractive!
Most of the digital locks that I’ve seen cost more than S$500, and the high-end ones can even reach S$1000. Igloohome Smart Deadbolt Lock costs just S$388 with free installation. Compact in size and price, Igloohome Deadbolt Lock is very user-friendly too. Here’s 7 reasons why I really like it:-
Seven Reasons Why I Like Igloohome Smart Digital Lock
1. Three modes of entry – PIN code, Bluetooth and Emergency Key
Igloohome Deadbolt Lock comes with an LED touchscreen that can be unlocked when you tap in a 4 to 9 digit PIN code. Temporary PIN codes can be created using igloohome mobile app at any time, and from anywhere. This is particularly useful when we want to grant temporary access to our part-time cleaner when we’re away from home.
Temporary PIN code can be set as a one-time use or a duration PIN. Using igloohome mobile app, we can set the exact time and date for the PIN code to become active and expired. Once the PIN codes expire, they will no longer be accepted by the lock. So, our home remains secure.
An alternative mode of entry is via Bluetooth key – this means we can unlock with just our smartphone! Just tap “unlock” on igloohome mobile app when we’re near the door. And voila! The door is unlocked.
There’s also an Easy Unlock feature – when enabled, you just need to tap the touchscreen on the lock to wake it up, and it will automatically unlock. It’s like ‘Open Sesame’ in modern times, how cool! =)
Similar to PIN code, you can grant temporary access to visitors by sending them bluetooth keys that can be configured via mobile app.
You know, when you’re using any electronic devices, you worry about running out of battery. In emergency situations, there’s still a physical key that can be used to unlock the door. This certainly provides assurance to us that we can enter our home no matter what.
2. Automated Timed Re-lock Function (for the forgetful me!)
V has an irritating habit of asking me if I lock the door the moment he starts the car engine. As both of us are equally forgetful, I always end up running back to check. With the Automated Timed Re-lock Function in igloohome smart lock, I can FINALLY give it a stop. What a relief!
The duration before the lock automatically locks can be set between 5 to 120 seconds using the mobile app. Now, I don’t have to worry about forgetting to lock my door.