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智能家居基础:智能锁

智能锁

想象一下,带着杂货的手,并在你的接近时让你的门解开,没有必要的钥匙摸索。

或者在您的办公桌前接听您的孩子,您的孩子在学校回家。

What about the neighbor who rang to let you know an important package was accidentally left athouse— imagine opening your front door so they could place it inside for safekeeping, then locking up… all while you’re at work.

If any of these sound like situations you find yourself in, a smart lock is an easy home upgrade that could be a legit life-changer. They’re well-priced given the security and convenience benefits, and bonus— they’re easier to install than you might think, pinky swear.

Here’s everything you need to know if you’re thinking about buying a smart lock.

What’s a smart lock?

智能锁是现有止锁或杠杆锁的电子版,可以远程控制。Smart locks let you do away with keys: You’ll either use a PIN code to unlock it from a touchpad, or you’ll use your phone as the key, operating the lock either from an app on your phone or handsfree via Bluetooth (that’s where it will magically unlock as it senses your approach). TheKwikset Kevo.锁定通过蓝牙类似地运行,但您必须点击它以打开它。

Kevo智能锁

kwikset. 143美元

如果您的手机放在口袋中,这种锁定的超级力量是您可以点击它来解锁它。一个好的伎俩。

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Kevo智能锁

Most smart locks require you to replace your entire lock, but some, like the八月智能锁或者kwikset Kevo转换,只需要你改变inside mechanicsof your lock, which means you can keep the existing look of your hardware on the outside (see the picture below). This is nice for people who (a) like how their front door looks and don’t want to change it, or (b) are unable to change the lock hardware for some reason. The back of the lock can easily be replaced when it’s time to move, making it a great solution for renters.

他们还能做些什么?

Being able to lock and unlock your home from anywhere is just the beginning.

Smart locks let you grant access to anyone in the family, either by giving them a unique PIN code, or by having them download the app and sharing access with them that way. Then you can set up alerts so you know not onlyWHOis entering and exiting at any time, which is helpful when you’re at work and you want to know your children arrived home safely, or the dog got his walk mid-day.

您还可以设置临时关键代码,非常适合只需要偶尔访问的人,如您所雇用的植物,或者每两周一次出现一次的管家。您可以对这些客户钥匙码进行限制,以便它们仅在每周某一天(即,从8A到3P的星期三),或在有限的时间后到期(即从现在到下一个星期六)。这是Waaay.比留下垫子下的钥匙更安全,或者将一堆备用钥匙漂浮在家里。

您还可以将智能锁与其他智能设备链接到其他智能设备,以便它们一起工作(它在智能家庭Lingo中的“场景”)。例如,“晚安”场景锁定门,降低窗帘,然后打开外部灯和报警系统。例如Schlage编码lock works with Amazon Alexa’s system— it’s easy to link it to your Ring doorbell or an Alexa cam to make it easier to receive Amazon Prime deliveries. The Encode also works with Google’s Home Assistant— many smart locks are compatible with more than one smart home platform.

此外,将智能锁连接到像一个语音助手亚马逊回声要么a谷歌首页will allow you to lock, unlock, and check the status of your door using your voice.

八月锁专业Kevo转换是两个锁,具有自动锁定功能,可以在预定的时间内锁定门,所以你永远不必担心你的孩子走进去,忘了锁定在他们身后的门。

耶鲁x巢lock有一个防篡改功能,如果有人试图混淆它,它会提醒您。

智能锁定Pro + Connect

八月 $215

这是one of my favorite locks: Easy to install, and you don’t have to replace your exiting hardware if you’re attached to it!

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智能锁定Pro + Connect

x耶鲁智能锁

Google Nest 249美元

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Google Nest X Yale Smart Lock

连通性

How your lock connects to the internet will determine whether you need to add additional hardware to control it from outside your home. For example, theSchlage编码直接连接到您家的WiFi,因此不需要在巴厘岛的街道或海滩下控制额外的硬件。但是锁定Nest X Yale要么Kwikset黑曜石需要一座小桥在附近的某处插入,否则您只能在您的前门附近控制它们(请参阅下图)。

此外,您可能有一个锁,它是z-wave或zigbee。这些是您可能需要考虑的其他类型的智能家居平台,如果您希望将锁连接到使用其中一个平台的较大的智能家居系统。如果您使用像Google Nest或Apple HomeKit这样的系统,则无需担心那些。

我会花多少钱?

Prices range from $150 to $280 (with the exception of the substantialBaldwin进化了Handleset下面),但如果您需要购买WiFi桥与它一起使用,您将最终支付另外65-99美元。

Are there cheaper locks on the market? You bet. But the options I’ve recommended here are all from reputable, high-quality brands that know a thing or two about keeping intruders from busting your lock apart, and keeping hackers at bay. The last thing you want to do is go the cheap route when it comes to your front door, am I right?

Evolved Smart Lock

鲍德温 $724

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Evolved Smart Lock

How difficult are they to install?

您需要了解关于锁的一两件事以及他们如何努力舒适地安装智能锁定。但大多数应用程序将逐步地走过指示,所以如果您有一点信心,您将能够用您周围的一点时间和工具来做。当然,如果似乎太令人生畏,你总是可以打电话给专业人士,但我已经安装了一些这些,我保证并不艰难。一旦安装了,该应用程序将通过如何连接它们,您可以通过如何将您的房子锁定并在任何时候锁定。

确保您阅读硬件规格并在购买前进行一些测量,因此您可以确保锁将适合您所拥有的空间,并且与门的厚度兼容。

如果电池模具,互联网熄灭,或者我丢失手机?

这是a question I get asked a lot, and most locks have a couple contingency plans so you don’t get locked out (or IN!) to your home. First of all, all the smart locks mentioned here run on alkaline batteries, so they don’t require an internet connection to unlock them when you’re standing nearby. For locks with a touchpad, you’ll still be able to enter your code, and for locks that don’t you’ll be able to use a key to enter, old school-style.

For the batteries, the app will give you lots of notice when they start to run low so you can replace them. The耶鲁x巢lock will even let you know it’s batteries are low by使用键盘时与您谈谈。How smart is that?

最后,如果你丢失手机,这里的所有智能锁都有一个计划。您仍然可以在线访问您的帐户以删除您的手机访问权限(所以有人无法拾取它并使用它进入您的房屋),并且您仍然可以通过笔记本电脑或其他电话登录远程操作锁。

购买前我应该知道什么?

在您购买之前,您应该做一些作业 - 不仅仅是对您最有意义的智能锁的类型,而且还要在您家中适合的智能锁。你需要知道你替换的锁的哪一部分,即,你想要一个止锁或杠杆设计吗?大多数智能锁都是Deadbolt,但也有杠杆选项,就像耶鲁斯保证Lever lock below.

If your handleset is all one unit, most of these locks won’t fit. Unless, of course, you get one of those gorgeousBaldwin进化了Handlesets这是昂贵的,但令人惊叹的。

用Z波确保智能杠杆锁定

耶鲁 $207

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用Z波确保智能杠杆锁定

You should also make sure you measure before you shop. This way, you won’t end up with a lock that’s too tall or doesn’t fit on the hole already in your door.

Other tips: You’ll be happiest with your smart lock choice if you can match your existing hardware. In other words, make sure the lock you like comes in colors that work with the rest of the hardware in your home. It’s also important to know what’s compatible with what. Most smart locks on the market are compatible with a range of smart home platforms (Next, Google, Apple HomeKit), but make sure the one you choose works with your other stuff.

当您终于选择智能锁时,请在电池上额外的步骤进行额外的步骤,它需要同时运行。该应用程序将在电池低电平时提醒您,但您希望确保在它时准备好电池。

确保您在应用程序中设置强密码和PIN码的额外步骤(许多应用程序提供双因素身份验证,这是一个很好的启用),也可以定期编辑您的访客引脚。如果您不再雇用那条狗助行器,请删除她的Pincode。

最后,竭尽全力选择一个声誉良好的品牌。我推荐的所有锁来自我信赖的新公司(鉴于他们对安全投资)和我信任的旧品牌(他们有历史悠久的锁定)。查看Internet以获取有关安全漏洞的信息。毕竟,它是安全系统中最重要的部分。

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