The keys are probably living their last hours. Luxury hotels, banks, classic homes… connected locks are gaining more and more ground. Zoom in on a locking system worthy of the new technology era.
What is a connected lock?
As its name already makes very explicit, a connected lock refers to a locking device connected to the Internet and which has the same operation as a detector. Locking and unlocking is done by means of a mobile support. Indeed, it is enough to put a smart phone, a connected watch, an intelligent bracelet, or a magnetic card at a certain distance from the connected lock to open or close a door. The mobile support in question is using a mobile application allowing interaction with the lock. In addition to its practicality, the connected lock also makes it possible to monitor access to a home. The mobile rf remote control application allows access to the history of the access door. It is possible to know precisely the time of entry or exit of each occupant of the home.
What are the risks?
Despite its practicality and futuristic operation, a connected lock is not without vulnerability. For example, a power failure would be enough to disable it. The loss of the mobile support that is supposed to interact with the lock is also seen as a source of many inconveniences. Apart from not being able to access your own home, you have to hire a professional to unlock the door. The encryption used in this type of wireless remote control system is complex, since specialists assimilate it to that used by financial institutions.