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Which lock is best?

I want to have door locks that can be opened by pin code. If booking. Com is in on this and help guests getting the right pin code for the correct period that would be quite as nice as Airbnb service. Any idea for good locks?


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BrookAve

 

Hi 

 

In general it depends on what you want to secure:  

  1. External Gates
  2. External Doors
  3. Internal Doors  

The cost cost effective type would be the push button mechanical type.

Why? Because this removes the pre-reqs and dependancies, that smart locks require.

 

examples 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Securefast-Mechanical-Digilock-Digital-Button/…

 

 

Thats not to say you cant use smart locks like the Yale Keyless, its entirely based on what you can do and where you need them.

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Yale-Living-NOMOD-SN-Keyless-Connected/dp/B079…

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bengt sviu

I agree unless booking.com has connection to certain brands. It would be pure luxury to have an affiliated lock, like airbnb, where the pin is handed out in the booking process, and the pin stops working when the booking ends. Also having locks online in addition would keep me informed if a person is in the room. 

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BrookAve

To do the one time use you need, a smart lock, that connects to something like zigbee, alexa or directly wifi to cloud enabled.

 

Up till now smartthings hub and ysle keyless with the correct module can do it.

 

Cavet, smartthings classic is red of life October 14th. Only usa region app will allow import to new version.

 

I have a ticket open with samsung to escalade this serious mistake.

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bengt sviu

I am just worried that as soon as I spend too much on a lock system booking will endorse the competitor adding 10 features I need. Also I am looking for a system reducing human error. There is a problem with questions arising 247, better if they are all answered by booking as you book.

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M Adamopoulou

Barry, you are the best  in technology...

Thanks for valuable info and have s nice evening.

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M Adamopoulou

Barry, there is a very funny video about lock doors that get stuck and don’t open....and whole family waits in the rain yelling and crying!!!

 

If this happens...what other options do we have???

 

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BrookAve

Lol if a smart lock, in most cases a quick phone call  can have a remote access feature unlock it.

 

Many of these smart or mech locks have a backup contingency method for owner

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bengt sviu

The problem of not being able to open a door is the essence of locking it. Typically this problem arises with all locks. Code locks become inexact, taking an hour to fumble open, keys can be displaced. A lock with alternative pin codes or online access for the owner gives a second chance to open without the manager being near the door. Naturally, more people are annoyed and remember standing in the rain if the lock was a kind they never saw before. 

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BrookAve

Just a quick note on remote locks and integrastion to OTAs

 

It should not be looked at from the perspective of what lock works for BdC , AirBnb etc...

 

ITs more what locks are supported by the software that then connects to the OTA.  

 

As the connectivity is more of a Middle Man design.

 

Lock ocnnects to the software /online service, which then uses a Restful - API, or API online gateway to manage key access control.

 

and thats only one possible scenario.

 

See my topic on :Smart Locks : Rental Lock Automator by RboyApps - SmartThings Community

 

There are alot more scenarios for everyone.