Locks

Nest x Yale smart door lock is finally available for purchase

Nest has finally added a smart door lock to their connected-home lineup.  Nest says:  “Yale knows secure locks. Nest knows the connected home. Together, we’ve made a tamper‑proof, key‑free deadbolt that connects to the Nest app.”  Our local Best Buy had one of the Nest x Yale locks in stock, but it was the wrong …

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Tapplock one smart fingerprint padlock review

Today most of the products we use are more secure than ever and security features like fingerprint sensors are commonplace in high-tech items like phones, tablets, and laptops. Now Tapplock has taken that technology and put it into a paddock. The Tapplock one combines today’s technology with unbreakable durability. It’s the padlock reimagined and I …

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Protect your luggage with AirBolt, the first Bluetooth-connected travel lock

With the AirBolt, you won’t need a key nor a combination to unlock your luggage.  AirBolt connects to your mobile device via Bluetooth, so you can lock or unlock it using an app.  You can also track your luggage, sound alarms when your bag is moved past a proximity boundary, or sound an alarm to …

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Schlage Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt door lock review

Keyless number pad door locks have been a familiar sight at airports and other commercial settings for years. These locks are especially useful for applications where multiple people must share access to a secure location, control of physical keys must be maintained, entry and security access must be logged, and tampering or unauthorized access must …

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Yale Real Living Assure lock with Bluetooth review

I find myself at a point in life where my hands are always full. Whether carrying work equipment, groceries, or my children, I often find myself without a free hand to open the door to my house. I was recently given the opportunity to review the Yale Real Living Assure lock. It’s a Bluetooth smart …

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I Lock It – an effortless way to keep your bike safe

Before being thrust into adulthood, I used to ride my bike everywhere; it was one of my favorite things to do. Although I haven’t ridden a bike in years, my children are at the age where they are learning how to ride bikes. I love the idea of taking family bike rides and am exploring the …

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TappLock – security at the tip of your finger

Whether it’s securing a locker, a shed, or luggage, most people find themselves in need of a padlock or combination lock at one time or another. The problem with these locks is you have to remember a combination or keep track of a key. Personally, I’ve had to throw away more than one lock because …

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Reduce the number of keys you need to carry with these locks

The Keyport Slide 2.0 already reduces the size of your keychain, but adding these Bolt locks will further reduce the number of keys you need to carry.  Each Bolt lock can be keyed to your car’s key, so you can unlock all your Bolt locks with that single key.  You program the lock by inserting …

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Replace your door’s deadbolt key with Sesame and a smartphone app

There are a variety of ways you can open and lock your home’s door without using a key.  I tried a WiFi-connected deadbolt that didn’t work, no matter what type of interpretive dance I used to approach it.  I’ve been intrigued by other Kickstarter products that still haven’t made it to market long after the …

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