If you want to free yourself from keys or a fob or take a break from your phone, then this lock is for you. All you need is to remember a code.
While operating with a code is problem-free, we have an issue with controlling from our Wink Hub app, which we suspect could be due to the distance between the lock to the hub. Once we test out a Z-Wave repeater, we’ll let you know if the problem is fixed.
Even though we prefer to be keys-free, the manual key override gives us peace of mind. As for installation, it was a cinch with less than 10 steps and voice-enabled programming.
When we started our search for our home, one of Dan’s top requirements was a house that backed to the woods, which seemed like an impossible dream for a house within the city limits. Lucky for us, we came across our house which backs to a 287-acre city park.
The woods meander down into a steep ravine so it’s unlikely we’ll get intruders from there, but we do have a basement walkout door we want to keep an eye on (and also try to catch some wildlife visitors).
While we were each out doing last-minute Christmas shopping, Dan got a call from Vivint, our home security system, because our kitchen door triggered the alarm. He called me up to decide what to do — should we have Vivint send the police?
Then, Dan had a Eureka! moment — we have the kitty cam in the kitchen!