Yes, smart door locks are awesome, allowing you to open the door remotely, automatically, or any other darn time you want it to. Let’s be honest, though – some of the people you live with will probably find the need to use their phone to open the door a bit of a nuisance. That’s why the Ultraloq UL3 BT, pretty much, throws in the kitchen sink, providing you a litany of ways to disengage the locks exactly to your liking.
Like other smart locks, it uses Bluetooth to pair with your phone, allowing you to open the door by simply knocking on your phone twice. Yep, no need to launch an app, tap buttons, or even pull the phone out of your pocket – just knock on the phone twice and it disengages the locks automatically.
Of course, the Ultraloq UL3 BT also comes with a smartphone app (iOS and Android) where you can unlock the door, as well as review and manage both user activity and settings. Aside from Bluetooth, the smart lock also comes with a fingerprint sensor, as well as numeric password entry, so occupants can use whichever entry method they prefer. Up to 95 users can be given access to the lock, each with their own individual fingerprint record and password saved directly on the device. It even comes with a keyhole for the Luddite of the family, although it’s placed in the bottom both to obscure from sight and make it harder to pick. Features include IP65 weatherproof rating, anti-peep password entry (you can press as many buttons as you want as long as the correct entry code is in there somewhere), and three AA batteries for power (good for up to 8,000 engagements).
An Indiegogo campaign is currently running for the Ultraloq UL3 BT. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $169.