With the igloohome Smart Lock, you can grant access to your guest in 3 ways:- Pincode | Bluetooth Entry | Key.
You can use our mobile apps to:-
1. Pair and manage various locks in various home listings
2. Perform Bluetooth unlock and Easy unlock
3. Generate and manage One-time, Permanent Pin codes and Duration PIN codes
4. Change Master PIN code
5. Check lock battery status (refreshes with Bluetooth or PIN unlock)
6. Send Bluetooth key
For more details, you may refer to this blog post to find out more about what the mobile app and smart lock can do.
Internet connection is only needed at the point of set-up and pairing. After pairing, you can create PIN codes remotely even without an internet connection. A similar system is used in online banking, which requires you to key in a one-time password that is generated from a security token. Similar to our lock, the security token is not connected to the internet. Yet it can generate codes that allow you to log into the system, and these codes change each time.
Essentially, there is a ‘formula’ that has been programmed in both the Igloohome smart lock and our app (likewise, in the bank system and security token), so that they can understand each other without being connected. You may wish to find more in detail in our blog post.
You can have as many as 5 active PIN codes (for Latch) and 100 over active PIN Codes (for Deadbolt) at the same time.
You can set up to 285 PIN codes (in total, including active and expired ones) before you need to reset the lock so that you can start creating new PIN codes again.
For the latch - no, it locks immediately once the door is shut.
For the deadbolt - yes, you can disable auto sensor lock by not installing the feature if you wish.
After a guest's accommodation booking is confirmed, we will send a unique PIN code to the guest. Guests can use this PIN code enter your property throughout their stay. At the end of their stay, the guests' PIN code expires. When the next accommodation booking is confirmed, a new PIN code is generated for the next guest.
Essentially, this automates check-in for the Airbnb host. Also, the constant changing of PIN codes ensures that the property remains secure.
To subscribe to this service, you need to have an Airbnb host account to start.
This video shows how to activate the Airbnb Connect function on the igloohome app, after you have purchased our igloohome Smart Keybox or igloohome Smart Deadbolt 02.Check this out >> https://youtu.be/QUBHqsmELgA
A variety of smart home devices and systems are currently available on the market. Each of these come with a unique set of features and different specifications. You may get confused about what to choose with so many options. Make sure that the gadgets you add are compatible with each other or just go ahead and get yourself a smart hub that will bridge any gaps.
The market today has smart home devices from popular brands like Wink, SmartThings, Google Home, Amazon Echo, etc. Wink Hub 2 supports BLE, Z-Wave, and Zigbee. Additionally, it integrates with Philips Hue, Amazon Alexa, Canary, Lutron, Canary, and iHome. Samsung SmartThings also supports several protocols. These products work with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Z-Wave standards, and Zigbee. Amazon Echo integrates with Philips Hue, ecobee, Insteon, Honeywell, Nest, and Belkin WeMo. Google Home is the latest hub offering fewer product integrations when compared to Amazon Echo and Samsung SmartThings.
Home automation is mostly a good investment as it helps in saving money and time. The following benefits will help you understand why home automation devices and systems are worth the investment.
Security: Home automation delivers security and safety, helping you to lead a stress-free life style. This is true because once you start using these home automation devices you will realize that you can relax as an alert will be sent if anything strange occurs in your house. Whether burglars or unwanted guests, these automation devices will alert you when these individuals approach your house.
Financial Savings: Some home automation systems save you money on water bills and utilities. For instance, a smart thermostat and sprinkler system guarantee that your electricity bills do not shoot up in the summer.
Comfort: Home automation is a good investment as it prevents you from rushing around in the morning and getting all stressed when trying to get the lights turned off before you leave home and also when trying to get the thermostat set. These devices are so comforting because if you forget to turn off the coffee pot, these devices will monitor the situation and automatically turn it off for you.
Making your whole house smart is NOT necessary. You first have to prioritize all your options and then decide whether to invest in a full-scale home automation network or in separate smart gadgets.
If you want a automate your whole house, there are tons of home automation solutions you can choose from and these include appliances, climate control devices, access control and security elements, entertainment technology, lighting controls, and energy management tools to name a few. Also, you need not buy all the smart home devices you need at one shot. To help you stay within a planned budget, you can plan your purchases in different stages.
No matter how you plan to buy the home automation systems or devices, always make sure that you choose your devices carefully because not all devices are compatible. You need to verify that the devices or systems you want to buy actually work together.