What is Bluetooth and how can a Bluetooth Smart lock secure your home
Bluetooth smart lock. Interestingly the name Bluetooth comes from a Danish 10th century King Harald Bluetooth. Who according to history united dissonant Danish tribes into a single nation. The link being that Bluetooth unites communication protocols into one universal standard.
As noted before Bluetooth is a wireless technology and was invented by Ericsson Mobile in Lund, Sweden by Jaap Haartsen. The original purpose was to develop wireless headsets. Ironically as I sit here writing this I am listening to my favourite music via a Bluetooth speaker!
Smart locks are driven by an electromechanical lock, which locks and unlocks a door when an instruction is received from an authorised device. The device in this case is a smart phone acting as the master using a wireless Bluetooth protocol, it sends a message to the Smart lock (slave).
Smart locks act the same way as a traditional lock. Both need a lock and key in the case of a Smart lock the key is not a physical key but your smart phone via wireless authentication, this will automatically activate the unlocking mechanism.
Obviously some of the advantages include;
- Ability to receive notification when someone accesses the lock
- Audit trail of who has access the lock and what date and time
- Option of short-term/one-off access e.g. family member who turns up unexpectedly
In need of a Bluetooth Smart Lock solution please contact us on 1300 873 539 or visit us at www.keylessentrysystems.com.au.