Show and Tell: LOCKLY Vision Smart Lock brings biometrics to home security


** This article on LOCKLY Vision Smart Lock is co-authored by Hannah Buczek of Bold TV.

Welcome to Show and Tell, where I unbox soft technology for all areas of your life. More and more companies are creating home security products. Why? They are in demand. People want to do whatever it takes to keep themselves and their families safe. So, in this episode, we unbox a device that was just announced at CES 2021: LOCKLY Vision ™ Doorbell Camera Smart Lock. This company was a finalist for the Home Depot Innovation Award in 2020, so let’s take a look at how the smart lock works.

Different ways to unlock your LOCKLY Vision ™

One of the common issues with keyboard input is that experienced people can see where your fingers have smeared certain numbers. But this device has a patented PIN Genie® touchscreen that randomly shuffles the number locations. There will be no way to go back and determine your code. Any unsuccessful attempt will be recorded and saved. The Vision also has a biometric entry; if you don’t want to remember a pin code, just use your fingerprint! In the worst case, Vision still allows key entry the old fashioned way.

Temporary codes

What if you needed your delivery driver to place your package inside? What if your friend, family member or babysitter needs to come into the house? Vision has Generate Offline Access ™ technology. You can set temporary PINs for the person that expire within a specific period. Then you can track how that code was used – and your regular PIN code won’t float around for someone to find it.

Additional functionality

Like all smart products these days, the Vision is also integrated with your smart home assistants, such as Alexa and Google Home. Tell your virtual assistant to lock or unlock your doors whenever you want. In addition, the Vision has an HD camera. You’ll be able to see live streaming footage of what’s happening outside your front door, whether people are stealing your packages or checking your locks. It is a special combination of smart lock and smart doorbell technology. What else can the LOCKLY Vision smart lock do? Check out the full unboxing video.

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Peter Salib is a technical columnist at Grit Daily. Based in New Jersey, he is an avid nationwide event attendee who has attended CES in Las Vegas consecutively for the past 8 years and has been featured on BoldTV to discuss technology trends. Peter currently works at Gadget Flow, a leading product discovery platform that reaches 28 million consumers every month. He also frequently works with startups on media, content writing, events, and sales. Her dog, Scruffy, was a guest product model on the Today Show with Kathy Lee & Hoda and has been dubbed “Scruffy the Wonder Dog.”

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