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2019 Review
AKASO Smart Lock

The Akaso smart lock is a solid tool for homes and even multiple occupancy buildings. The Bluetooth enabled lock is assigned to one master account and smartphone, which can then control access pins and times for other users that are within Bluetooth range.

Overview

Retail Price $159.99
Amazon Price $159.99

121 Reviews

Available Finishes: Black
How does the lock connect?The AKASO Smart Lock uses Bluetooth to connect.

APPS

ECOSYSTEMS

Alexa Support?: No
Google Assistant Support?: No
Siri / Homekit Support?: No
Smart Watch Support? No

DOOR COMPATIBILITY

What type of door lock mechanisms does the AKASO Smart Lock support?
Deadbolt Attachment
Not Supported
Interior Deadbolt Replacement
Not Supported
Complete Deadbolt Replacement
Supported
Handle (Latch/Knobs) Replacement
Not Supported
Integrated Deadbolt and Handle
Not Supported
Mortise
Not Supported
Other Install (Floor/ Wall)
Not Supported

Features & Specs

Model Number SW805

Backup Key

Yes

Fingerprint Access

No

Touchscreen

Yes

Long Distance Locking

No

Autolocking

Yes


Access Codes & Users

Does the lock have access codes? Yes

"Temporary codes to guests" (Permanent/ Timed /One-time/Erase/Customized/Cyclic)


Proximity Unlocking: No

Any information on number of users supported?
The company says the AKASO Smart Lock can support Multiple People, suitable for Businesses


Airbnb Integration? No


Battery & Additional Specs

What kind and how many batteries does this lock have?

The AKASO Smart Lock uses 4 x 1.5v AA Alkaline Batteries (Not included)




Lock Dimensions 6.5 x 3.1 x 2.4


Lock Weight 2.89


Security Features

What kind of security does the lock offer?

The AKASO Smart Lock has:

Intrusion Alarm, interior deadlock button that can disable codes from outside

Our Take

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Interior View

Pros

  • The auto lock feature automatically locks the door after 30 seconds whenever someone enters or leaves the building.
  • The deadbolt feature prevents access from outside until it is securely released from the inside – a valuable security perk.
  • “Low battery” alerts so you never run out of charge (if you do a backup 9v recharge system allows you to get in).
  • Can use physical key or codes to get in
  • Built-in intrusion alarm will sound during any lock tampering.
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Exterior Door View

Cons

  • The locking mechanism can be buggy and inconsistent, meaning the door sometimes remains unlocked.
  • Access codes do not always work properly.
  • Poor customer service means that problems can take a long time to resolve.
  • Users must be within Bluetooth range of the lock to adjust any settings.
  • No Wifi Access for remote locking from a distance.
  • Lack of integrations with smart home ecosystems
  • Uses 3rd part app

Apps / Voice Commands

The AKASO Smart Lock supports or integrates with the following apps and voice assistants:


TTLock

Alexa Support?: No
Google Assistant Support?: No
Siri / Apple Homkit Support?: No
Watch Integration: No

Unboxing and Installation

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Whats in the box.


What tools do I need to install this lock?
You will need Phillips Screwdriver to install AKASO Smart Lock


What are the locks dimensions?
The AKASO Smart Lock is 6.5 x 3.1 x 2.4 in size.


Any door size requirements?
more than 32mm and less than 48mm


FAQ / Support


AKASO Smart Lock Main Image

Bottom Line

This AKASO model comes with all the standard smart lock features, including a 9V backup battery and smart key support. Mechanically the lock is strong and robust, and it’s very pleasing on the eye with its sleek black touchscreen surface.

Unfortunately, app integration is poor and secure codes sent to users don’t always work, and you can only change codes when you are within Bluetooth range making it unreliable for remote use.

Despite its mid-range price point, the lock suffers too many bugs to be a favorite over its similarly-priced rivals. If AKASO focuses on app integration and access code improvements, we could see a very polished product for their next release.

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