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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/
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Old 03.08.2016, 13:30
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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
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Old 03.08.2016, 15:25
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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.
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Old 03.08.2016, 15:35
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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.
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Old 04.08.2016, 13:53
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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.
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Old 04.08.2016, 14:02
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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.
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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?
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Old 08.08.2016, 17:08
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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
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Old 08.08.2016, 17:16
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Re: Smart Lock options in Switzerland

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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.
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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.
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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!
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although I did see some DIN spec stuff the last time I was in Home Despot.

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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
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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.
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Re: Smart Lock options in Switzerland

I'm a technology geek, but I wouldn't use any off-the-shelf smartlock product as I simply don't trust them and don't believe they can get the security right.

For keyless entry, an electronic strike with keypad is sufficient and doesn't require an internet connection.
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I'm a technology geek, but I wouldn't use any off-the-shelf smartlock product as I simply don't trust them and don't believe they can get the security right.

For keyless entry, an electronic strike with keypad is sufficient and doesn't require an internet connection.
I think the possibility for an internet connection is a big part of the value proposition that some people want in it: the possibility to monitor entry remotely, or unlock with the phone.
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Re: Smart Lock options in Switzerland

Another thing to consider is default power on behaviour,

Though power cuts are rare, you still need to account them.

a friend of mine had his smart blinds open and smart lights on while they were on vacation and there was a short power-cut at their home due to storm.
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Another thing to consider is default power on behaviour,

Though power cuts are rare, you still need to account them.

a friend of mine had his smart blinds open and smart lights on while they were on vacation and there was a short power-cut at their home due to storm.
We had a massive roller blind over our terrace. It's default position upon power up (after a power cut for example) was to open fully.

It had a timer to close in the evening.

When we were away, a power cut coincided with heavy rain (it was a storm). The blind opened, got really wet and then rolled itself up, stayed rolled-up and and went mouldy.
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Another thing to consider is default power on behaviour,

Though power cuts are rare, you still need to account them.

a friend of mine had his smart blinds open and smart lights on while they were on vacation and there was a short power-cut at their home due to storm.
Most of the lock options today run on batteries
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I think the possibility for an internet connection is a big part of the value proposition that some people want in it: the possibility to monitor entry remotely, or unlock with the phone.
monitoring can be done with a sensor instead of a lock.

i guess it depends how important it is to be able to lock/unlock via the internet.
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