smart locks

Smart Locks Used By Airbnb Get Bricked By Software Update

Smart Locks Used By Airbnb Get Bricked By Software Update

There are many reasons not to buy a smart lock, but high on the list is the risk of getting remotely locked out of your crap. For hundreds of customers using Lockstate’s smart locks, that potentiality became a reality last week — with some Airbnb users getting screwed the hardest.

August Smart Lock And Connect Review: I’ll Use Keys, Thanks 

August Smart Lock And Connect Review: I’ll Use Keys, Thanks 

When we first reviewed it, we called the August Smart Lock superb. I knew that sooner or later, I’d invite one into my home. I got my chance a few weeks ago with the August Connect dongle, a $50 add-on that gives the lock internet access so you can control…

In-Depth: The Current State Of Smart Locks

In-Depth: The Current State Of Smart Locks

I’ve been following the smart lock market with great interest. There are some odd ideas, common mistakes and a lot of hyperbole, but also intrepid engineering, smart marketing and a level playing field. For the first time in decades there is serious public interest in locks and it’s pinging the…