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Smart Lock and Doorbell @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi

from shramik salgaonkar via hackster.io

A smart lock is arguably the most important part of a truly smart, connected home. Not only will it allow you to come and go as you please, it will also monitor who is entering and leaving your home while you’re away. Some models simply let you use your phone to open and close doors. Some let you assign special privileges to friends, family members, or maintenance staff.

smart locks offer a mobile app that allows you to lock and unlock doors with a simple icon tap. It offers a web app that lets you control things from your desktop or laptop PC. You can add a schedule for specific days and times for the door open/close.

If the lock is Bluetooth-enabled, you’ll have to be within range (around 40 feet) to communicate with it, while with this locks built-in Wi-Fi circuitry, you can control it from almost anywhere as long as they are connected to your home router. You can go back in time to see who has entered or exited your home and when the activity took place.

Another feature is a keyless keypad for those times when you don’t have your phone or your keys. Each user of the house or company can use it unique code for entry and exit. It sends text, and email notifications that let you know who is coming and going in real-time.

A smart lock can be handy when paired with a compatible smart doorbell. If a friend, family member or service worker rings your smart doorbell while you’re away, you can visually confirm who it is via the smart doorbell, then remotely unlock the door to let them in.

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