Today Danish Manufacturer Poly-Control Danalock Smart Lock launches, an inexpensive smart lock that uses Bluetooth Smart and Z-wave in favor of WiFi for their power-saving properties, giving users increased battery life.
At $99, Danalock targets consumers who wouldn’t normally install a smart lock due to cost and complexity. According to the company, installing Danalock takes a screwdriver (included in the box), 10 minutes, and a download of the app to a smartphone. The smart lock fits onto existing deadbolts and mortise locks anywhere in the world and there’s no wiring or exchange of hardware.
Once installed, Danalock uses Bluetooth Smart or Z-Wave technologies to wirelessly connect to the Danalock smartphone app. From here, users press a button to open or close the door, they can send virtual keys to friends, family, babysitters, contractors, or weekend guests and grant and revoke access for certain time frames. The log system lets the user know who accessed their home, when, and for how long. Danalock can be set to sense the approaching homeowner or guest granted access and will unlock and welcome them into the home, hands free. The new smart lock can also be programmed to automatically lock the door after the user enters. Danalock allows users to distribute unlimited virtual keys without additional charges and there is no monthly fee.
There are three versions to choose from: one with Bluetooth Smart for instant use with any smartphone, one with Z-Wave that integrates with existing home automation systems, and one with both technologies. All versions are available in two designs; Danalock Square and Danalock Circle.