Sometimes simplicity is the answer. Many locks try to wow you with all the different bells and whistles you can imagine, but that doesn’t mean that the lock is actually worth all the trouble. FIDO has created a safe, minimalist smart lock that offers all the security you need in a simple, secure design.
FIDO fits both left and right opening doors and can be installed in just 15 minutes with just a screwdriver. The smart lock uses fingerprint recognition to unlock—just place your thumb over the sensor on the handle and FIDO will unlock itself. You can also use your smartphone to unlock the door via Bluetooth. An app can also be used to unlock the door with the added benefit of being able to check on the smart lock’s activity on your smart device. FIDO uses 128-bit AES encryption to keep your lock from being hacked A final option for opening the lock, which is good for guests and children with changing fingerprints, is the inducted access card.
FIDO is perfect for an Airbnb as you can grant temporary access to guests, friends, family, and even cleaners through the FIDO app. You can grant remote access and record when the lock is unlocked all on your smartphone. The lock also automatically locks itself after you enter or exit, so you don’t need to worry about relocking it.
The winner of the 2019 Red Dot Design Award from the Design Zentrum Nordhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. Its waterproof design means you won’t have to worry about the weather and makes it perfect not only for your home but also a shed or storage facility. FIDO is also ruggedly built and if it is tampered with, it will sound an alarm. The lock requires two triple A batteries, which will last for 365 days. When the battery life gets low, FIDO will remind you that it’s time to replace them.
Smart locks can seem pretty cool with all the options they offer, but a simple lock like FIDO will get the job done in grand fashion.