No key, no combination, no problem with the Nokē padlock

The Nokē Bluetooth enabled padlock lets you ditch both keys and combinations in favor of your magical touch. Ok, you’re not really magic. The Nokē lock looks for a Bluetooth connection to your phone and the Nokē app and automatically opens the lock when you click it.

You don’t even have to take your phone out of your pocket, launch the app or click an unlock button. As long as there’s a connection between your phone and the lock, it will open. The way it works is almost identical to the Kevo smart deadbolt lock that I reviewed last year.

The lock is made of steel, is waterproof, and runs on a battery that should last about a year before needing a replacement.

The Nokē can even be used with an optional Bluetooth key fob for people who don’t use a smartphone.

You can read more about the Nokē padlock on their website or buy one for $56.99 through Amazon.

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4 comments… add one
  • Alan August 23, 2017, 6:43 pm

    I cannot understand these products. Who would trust locking up something to a bluetooth device? Certainly not someone using a locker which they’re storing their phone.

    • Julie Strietelmeier August 23, 2017, 7:11 pm

      I’ve been using the Kwikset Kevo deadbolt on my front door for the past year. It’s worked relatively well. Sometimes it won’t respond the first time I touch it though. I’m currently doing some home remodeling on the exterior of my house and have plans to replace the Kevo lock with a non-Bluetooth electronic lock that doesn’t need a phone or any extra devices to open it. Just the 6-digit code. I like the Kevo but I’m in a simplification mode.

  • Alan August 23, 2017, 7:16 pm

    Sure but you have a backup on the Kevo – the key. I’ve read tons of reviews on Bluetooth locks and such and none seem reliable enough to me to trust without a backup.

    I’ve seen some nice keypad based locks which seem to me much more reliable. And some have smarts like temporary codes and such.

    Maybe someday….

  • Aphoid August 24, 2017, 4:25 pm

    I don’t get these either. I can understand the home locks where you can have a super large battery, proximity locking/unlocking can be useful, and you might want to grant/remove access to other people at other times (handyman, housekeeper, airBnB, etc). A padlock just sounds like such a gimmick. This is no more secure than a conventional padlock, and adds significant disadvantages like battery concerns.

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