Do I need an Internet connection for the Smart Deadbolt 2S to work?
All igloohome products do not require an Internet connection. They work offline to prevent potential WiFi hacking and/or weak WiFi connectivity issues.
How does it work offline?
The magic comes from the synchronisation of the Deadbolt 2S and our mobile app, even before the lock is installed.
A similar system is used in online banking – the security token is not connected to the internet. Yet it generates codes that allow you to log into the system, and these codes change each time.
Essentially, there is a ‘formula’ that has been programmed in both the Deadbolt 2S and our app (likewise, in the bank system and security token), so that they can understand each other without being connected. Your PIN code holds the message – for eg. grant access to this guest for 2 days – that the app needs to pass to the lock.
Can I grant access remotely?
Yes. You can issue PIN codes to friends, family and guests for them to gain access to your homes or properties. The Deadbolt 2S can be installed in your property in San Francisco while you’re on holiday in New York (or anywhere in the world really), and you can easily create PIN codes on the igloohome mobile app.
What can I do within Bluetooth range?
You can do the following:
Change Master PIN code
Change PIN code names
Sync lock time to your smartphone
Update PIN code access logs
Bluetooth key unlock
If I am an Airbnb Host, what can this do for me?
If you’re an Airbnb host or do any sort of home rentals, you’ll find that the issuing of PIN codes or Bluetooth keys comes in handy as it eliminates tricky situations of delayed flights or handover of keys.
You can sync your Airbnb account with the Deadbolt 2S for automated PIN generation for guests to check themselves in (the service is called Airbnb Connect).
How does the igloohome Smart Deadbolt 2S compare with other smart locks in the market?
What’s convenient is that guests do not need to download the igloohome app to receive these unique PIN codes. All they need is the actual PIN code itself. You can send it to them via SMS, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger or whichever communication platform you choose on your smartphone.
For both PIN codes and Bluetooth keys, you can set the duration of access remotely when you create it. You may choose from hours, days, or weeks. Or you could decide on a one-time PIN if you feel more comfortable with that. The timed access helps to keep the property safe because once they expire, guests can no longer use the same access to enter.
You can also view access logs to keep track of who’s been entering your property too.
The igloohome Smart Deadbolt 2S comes jam-packed with features that competing lock in the market cannot rival.
Where can I find the igloohome app?
The igloohome app is available in iOS and Android.