Citing manufacturing "adjustments," the team behind the Goji smart lock told the backers of their successful Indiegogo campaign today that there would be a three-month shipping delay. The announcement pushes the Goji's expected release date into June, and marks the second such delay for the smart deadbolt. The first came three months ago, and pushed the product's arrival back from December 2013 to March of this year.
Your smart lock options are quickly expanding, but you'll still want to take a look at the Yale Real Living Touchscreen Z-Wave Deadbolt. With plenty of customizable features and a modern-looking, "cellphone chic" design, Yale's two-year-old lock fits right in with the current crop of smart offerings.
So what's so unique about this deadbolt? Not very much, actually. Schlage caught up to Yale earlier this year, releasing their own Z-Wave powered touchscreen deadbolt. And Yale's lock doesn't offer next-gen features like one-touch entry, Bluetooth recognition, or NFC compatibility, the way that new smart … Read more
If I asked you what type of deadbolt you have on your front door, would you know the answer? Kwikset? Yale? Schlage? Maybe you know the manufacturer off the top of your head, but do you know the specific model? How about ratings -- do you know how much force your lock is capable of withstanding?
If you answered no to any of these questions, you're not alone. Despite the fact that we use our locks more than just about any other piece of household hardware and depend upon them to protect our homes from intruders and theft, we … Read more
In my review of the Kwikset Kevo Bluetooth Deadbolt, I focused on the lock's smart features. It senses when your phone is near. You open it just by touching it. It can tell if you're inside or if you're outside. The thing is just cool, and everything about it works brilliantly. Even with that $219 price tag, I was all set to buy one for myself.
Of course, the Kevo is really two products in one. On the outside, you've got UniKey's Kevo technology: a Bluetooth-powered, touch-friendly smart casing for a lock. On the inside, … Read more
When most homeowners think about upgrading their home appliances, they tend to think first about splurging on a high-end washer/dryer combo, or maybe a flashy new fridge. But there are plenty of subtle ways to upgrade your home that can make your everyday life easier, including smartening up your deadbolt.
Enter the Schlage Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt. With the Camelot's touchscreen, you can leave the key in your pocket and gain entry by punching in a code. After heading inside, the door will automatically lock behind you in case you forget. If someone tries to break in or tamper … Read more
If you're the hopelessly paranoid sort who identifies with Mel Gibson's character in Conspiracy Theory, a New York cabbie who barricades himself at home with a phalanx of deadbolts, you'll love the KwikSet Smartkey. The secret to this formidable piece of security is its "un-bumpable" technology, a "side locking bar" that bypasses the traditional pins-and-tumblers system that just seems too easy to pick if you've watched enough CSI episodes. (Wikipedia has more on this.) If that's not enough peace of mind for you, there's an option to self-program any key … Read more