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krlock3 03.08.2016 13:17

Smart Lock options in Switzerland
 
Anyone here using a smart lock here?

I like the one by August, but as far as I know, it is not available here and doesn't fit Swiss doors?

http://august.com/products/august-smart-lock/

Squeeeez 03.08.2016 13:30

Re: Smart Lock options in Switzerland
 
"Sorry honey, I can't get the tickets to that concert which are in my flat, the batteries on my lock died!"

On a tangent, I have an imaginary friend who set up everything in his life to be controlled by his iphone. TV, lights, locks, car, apple pay, etc.
Then he lost his phone.

But those locks do look slick :D

krlock3 03.08.2016 15:25

Re: Smart Lock options in Switzerland
 
The August smart lock only replaces the lock on the inside, you can still use your key on the outside if you want. That's why I think it is such a good solution.

JagWaugh 03.08.2016 15:35

Re: Smart Lock options in Switzerland
 
I would suggest first googling "August smart lock hack". August was apparently quite fast to patch the code, but still.

krlock3 04.08.2016 13:53

Re: Smart Lock options in Switzerland
 
I would suggest that since the product does not seem to be usable here, it is of little consequence. Seems like Smart Locks are very rare here.

JagWaugh 04.08.2016 14:02

Re: Smart Lock options in Switzerland
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by krlock3 (Post 2634039)
I would suggest that since the product does not seem to be usable here, it is of little consequence. Seems like Smart Locks are very rare here.

Kaba makes one:

http://www.kaba.ch/evolo-smart-ch/en

Probably good, probably not cheap.

mirfield 04.08.2016 14:07

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Quote:

Originally Posted by JagWaugh (Post 2634042)
Kaba makes one:

http://www.kaba.ch/evolo-smart-ch/en

Probably good, probably not cheap.

It needs keycards/fobs though. The smartphone app is just for programming the lock.

JagWaugh 04.08.2016 14:14

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mirfield (Post 2634043)
It needs keycards/fobs though. The smartphone app is just for programming the lock.

Aha... I stand corrected. Again. I'll be in the corner with the pointy hat for a bit.

Guest 04.08.2016 14:38

Re: Smart Lock options in Switzerland
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by krlock3 (Post 2633341)
Anyone here using a smart lock here?

I like the one by August, but as far as I know, it is not available here and doesn't fit Swiss doors?

http://august.com/products/august-smart-lock/

Why would this product not "fit Swiss doors"? And what about new doors -- surely it could be imported and fitted to a new door?

krlock3 08.08.2016 17:08

Re: Smart Lock options in Switzerland
 
I'm no door expert, but it's what I heard, that it is not compatible with uk and swiss "standard" doors.

http://support.august.com/customer/p...ity?b_id=10917

JagWaugh 08.08.2016 17:16

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Quote:

Why would this product not "fit Swiss doors"? And what about new doors -- surely it could be imported and fitted to a new door?
The mortice spacing is different to the traditional North American spec, although I did see some DIN spec stuff the last time I was in Home Despot.

I'm sure it could be done. Anything can be done with enough dedication.

krlock3 09.08.2016 07:33

Re: Smart Lock options in Switzerland
 
I'm sure it could, but it sounds like quite a fuss.

I spent a lot of energy getting my Nest Thermostat installed, which is also not officially supported here.

Guest 13.06.2017 14:19

Re: Smart Lock options in Switzerland
 
To Necro this thread, we might have a winner here:


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...oor-smart-lock


or also


https://nuki.io/en/


Happy securing of your homes!

russandjilly 13.06.2017 16:09

Re: Smart Lock options in Switzerland
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JagWaugh (Post 2635596)
although I did see some DIN spec stuff the last time I was in Home Despot.

.

Home Despot - heh heh........ have you met my wife?......

Skrelz 23.04.2020 13:02

Re: Smart Lock options in Switzerland
 
Resurrecting this old thread, to see if anyone is currently using a smart lock in Switzerland?

I know the Nuki smart lock works here but it isn't suitable for my door.
Has anyone used any of the others successfully?
TIA

Guest 24.04.2020 09:50

Re: Smart Lock options in Switzerland
 
I bought this U-Bolt Pro when it was on indiegogo. The company is not a startup by any means -- they just used indiegogo to generate pre-sales. You would need to import it yourself, from the US.

It's a superb lock, works beautifully. Check out the specifications. There are so many ways to operate it -- fingerprint, PIN, smartphone app, Bluetooth proximity, wifi proximity, shaking your phone... oh, and key. It autolocks if you want it to. Excellent app... allowance for use if the batteries go dead... everything has been thought of. And it's keenly priced at under USD 200.

Skrelz 29.04.2020 13:19

Re: Smart Lock options in Switzerland
 
Thank you that actually looks very good. My only concern is how difficult it is to fit.
Are the instructions good. will it fit any lock?
TIA

Guest 29.04.2020 13:44

Re: Smart Lock options in Switzerland
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Skrelz (Post 3177009)
Thank you that actually looks very good. My only concern is how difficult it is to fit.
Are the instructions good. will it fit any lock?
TIA

I suggest you email the company with details (measurements) and photos of your door. That's what I did, and they replied very promptly with all the information I needed.

The instructions are very good. There are also multiple videos to help.

LDK 29.04.2020 14:05

Re: Smart Lock options in Switzerland
 
What about the insurance(s) in the case of a home invasion?

Guest 29.04.2020 14:36

Re: Smart Lock options in Switzerland
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LDK (Post 3177033)
What about the insurance(s) in the case of a home invasion?

What about them? It's a lock, with all the security of a lock. But if you're concerned, ask your insurer or check your policy.

By "home invasion", do you mean burglary? Actual home invasions, where intruders enter your home with violent intent, are vanishingly rare here.

How many burglaries are committed by entering through the front door of a home, especially of a house?


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