Samsung smart locks come in deadbolt, push-pull, knob or lever styles to fit most Australian front doors.
Apart from being very tough (yes, we have seen them in the flesh) they have Samsung’s strong security pedigree. This includes a mobile app with MFA, SSL/TLS double encryption, a cloud security platform for remote access and a range of locks covering Bluetooth LE, Zigbee, Z-Wave and Wi-Fi to cover all bases.
And they don’t look half bad either with 82 design awards and meet or exceed specifications for robustness and longevity.
GadgetGuy was going to review its latest SHP-A30 smart lock (AU site here) but alas it is a deadbolt style, and we really need a push/pull style to retrofit to our front door. But, in going through the exercise, we learnt more about smart locks, so take this as a guide.
What is a Samsung smart lock?
It has a combination of some or all of the following features
Fingerprint access (and/or Pin)
Pin access with randomiser obscurification
Tag or NFC smartphone access
Guest access (specific pins)
Backlit keypad for night use
Privacy and away mode
Battery-powered (usually AA Alkaline) and battery dead emergency power override
Samsung Smart lock features (App)
Internet or remote access connection via Wi-Fi, BT or a Smart Hub
Geofencing to arm and disarm or open on approach
Open or failed pin/print notifications and lockout fail mode
Able to use IFTTT to link to camera, spotlight or sirens
Access management statistics and real-time push notifications
Not all features are in every model. And not every model is available from all retailers.