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2019 Review
Lockly (pin genie) Secure

The Lockly Secure smart lock offers tight security and a range of backup access options in a robust offline package. The lock employs encrypted Bluetooth (and add-on Wifi Hub), patented touchscreen scrambling software, fingerprint access models along with offline time-restricted code assignment.

Overview

Retail Price $249.99
Amazon Price from $199.00

144 Reviews

Available Finishes: Bronze and Nickel
How does the lock connect?The Lockly (pin genie) Secure uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Via Bridge/Hub to connect.

APPS

ECOSYSTEMS

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

Integrations available with an add-on device

Amazon Echo Plus and Nest Thermostat

DOOR COMPATIBILITY

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

Features & Specs

Model Number PGD728SN

Backup Key

Yes

Fingerprint Access

Yes

Touchscreen

Yes

Long Distance Locking

Yes, Via Additional Hub

Autolocking

Yes


Access Codes & Users

Does the lock have access codes? Yes

Issue temporary eKeys, one time use codes, and set custom durations . 99 fingerprint codes available.


Proximity Unlocking: No


Airbnb Integration? No


Battery & Additional Specs

What kind and how many batteries does this lock have?

The Lockly (pin genie) Secure uses 4 AA Batteries

The Lockly (pin genie) Secure battery life is 1 year (also supported by a backup battery)



Lock Dimensions 3.1 x 1.9 x 7.4


Lock Weight 3.65 Pounds


Security Features

What kind of security does the lock offer?

The Lockly (pin genie) Secure has:

Disable keypad access up to an hour in Privacy Mode. 9V battery backup. AES256 Encryption

Our Take

locklypingeniesecureinterior.jpg

Interior View

Pros

  • Users can send time-restricted codes via text or email to grant guest access.
  • The patented Pin Genie digital touchscreen scrambles codes so prying eyes can’t detect your code.
  • The lock comes with a backup 9v battery for use in the case of battery failure.
  • ‘Do not disturb’ mode disables the access keypad at any time.
  • Suitable for outdoor use and is proven to work between 4 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Fingerprint access for up to 99 users.
locklypingeniesecureexterior.jpg

Exterior Door View

Cons

  • The touch screen can be difficult to view in direct sunlight, especially with scrambled layouts.
  • The smartphone app can be a little tricky.
  • Poor customer service means that problems can take a long time to resolve.
  • Need additional Wifi hub for remote locking and integration with Alexa and Google Home.

Apps / Voice Commands

The Lockly (pin genie) Secure supports or integrates with the following apps and voice assistants:


Google Assistant

Alexa

Lockly


Alexa Support?: Yes , the Lockly (pin genie) Secure supports Alexa with the following commands

Example commands:

  • “Alexa, lock the front door”
  • “Alexa, unlock the front door”
  • “Alexa, is the front door locked?”
  • “Alexa, is the front door unlocked?”

Needs additional Wifi Hub to get Alexa integration.


Google Assistant & Nest Support?: Yes, the Lockly (pin genie) Secure supports Google Assistant with the following commands
  • “Hey Google, lock my front door.”
  • “Hey Google, unlock my front door.”
  • “Hey Google, is the front door locked?”

Needs additional Wifi Hub to get Google Assistant integration.

Siri / Apple Homkit Support?: No
Watch Integration: No

Unboxing and Installation

Whats in the box.


What tools do I need to install this lock?
You will need Phillips Screwdriver to install Lockly (pin genie) Secure


What are the locks dimensions?
The Lockly (pin genie) Secure is 3.1 x 1.9 x 7.4 in size.


Any door size requirements?
Door isbetween 1-3/8"- 2" (35mm - 50mm)


FAQ / Support


Lockly (pin genie) Secure Main Image

Bottom Line

The Lockly Secure lock keeps things simple, with all the no-frills features that a smart lock needs. While it boasts fewer accessibility features than some rival products, the product is more reliable and secure than most.

Connection to the lock is via Bluetooth – not WiFi out of the box (you will need to add a Wifi bridge to get these capabilities)- but users can also use access codes or the hard keys which come with the lock.

Lockly also boasts tremendous battery life, but provides a backup 9V battery for emergency use.

At its mid-range price point, this smart lock performs extremely well, without the bugs and problematic performance of most rivals and with a large range of features that competitors are missing.

Your Options

Comparisons

Your first decision with the Lockly product link is to choose between Handle or Deadbolt replacement then if you need the fingerprint access feature (These are called Lockly Plus)

Title
Lockly Secure: Deadbolt
Lockly Secure Plus: Deadbolt
Lockly Secure: Handle
Lockly Secure Plus: Handle
Lockly Keyless Entry Smart Lock, PIN Genie Door Lock (PGD 728) with Discreet Peek-Proof Touchscreen Keypad, Bluetooth Enabled, Auto Lock, Battery Backup & Easy Installation (Venetian Bronze)
Lockly Bluetooth Keyless Entry Smart Door Lock (PGD 728F) Patented Keypad/Alarm System | Advanced 3D Fingerprint Reader | iOS and Android Compatible (VenetianBronze)
Lockly Bluetooth Keyless Entry Door Latch Smart Lock (PGD628) | Advanced Touchscreen System | Discrete PIN Code | iOS Android App | Auto Lock | Battery Backup & DIY Install (SatinNickel)
Lockly Bluetooth Keyless Fingerprint Smart Lock (PGD628F) | Advanced LED Touchscreen Panel | Discrete PIN Code Input | iOS Android | Auto Lock | Designed for Latch Door (VenetianBronze)
from $199.00
$249.99
from $229.99
$279.99
144 Reviews
92 Reviews
16 Reviews
12 Reviews
Lock Type
Deadbolt Replacement
Deadbolt replacement w/ fingerprint access
Handle replacement
Handle replacement w/ Fingerprint access
Fingerprint Access
Remote Locking?
With Wifi Bridge add-on
With Wifi Bridge add-on
With Wifi Bridge add-on
With Wifi Bridge add-on
Alexa Support?
With Wifi Bridge add-on
With Wifi Bridge add-on
With Wifi Bridge add-on
With Wifi Bridge add-on
Google Assistant Support?
With Wifi Bridge add-on
With Wifi Bridge add-on
With Wifi Bridge add-on
With Wifi Bridge add-on
Siri / Homekit Support
from $199.00
$249.99
from $229.99
$279.99
Title
Lockly Secure: Deadbolt
Lockly Keyless Entry Smart Lock, PIN Genie Door Lock (PGD 728) with Discreet Peek-Proof Touchscreen Keypad, Bluetooth Enabled, Auto Lock, Battery Backup & Easy Installation (Venetian Bronze)
from $199.00
144 Reviews
Lock Type
Deadbolt Replacement
Fingerprint Access
Remote Locking?
With Wifi Bridge add-on
Alexa Support?
With Wifi Bridge add-on
Google Assistant Support?
With Wifi Bridge add-on
Siri / Homekit Support
from $199.00
Title
Lockly Secure Plus: Deadbolt
Lockly Bluetooth Keyless Entry Smart Door Lock (PGD 728F) Patented Keypad/Alarm System | Advanced 3D Fingerprint Reader | iOS and Android Compatible (VenetianBronze)
$249.99
92 Reviews
Lock Type
Deadbolt replacement w/ fingerprint access
Fingerprint Access
Remote Locking?
With Wifi Bridge add-on
Alexa Support?
With Wifi Bridge add-on
Google Assistant Support?
With Wifi Bridge add-on
Siri / Homekit Support
$249.99
Title
Lockly Secure: Handle
Lockly Bluetooth Keyless Entry Door Latch Smart Lock (PGD628) | Advanced Touchscreen System | Discrete PIN Code | iOS Android App | Auto Lock | Battery Backup & DIY Install (SatinNickel)
from $229.99
16 Reviews
Lock Type
Handle replacement
Fingerprint Access
Remote Locking?
With Wifi Bridge add-on
Alexa Support?
With Wifi Bridge add-on
Google Assistant Support?
With Wifi Bridge add-on
Siri / Homekit Support
from $229.99
Title
Lockly Secure Plus: Handle
Lockly Bluetooth Keyless Fingerprint Smart Lock (PGD628F) | Advanced LED Touchscreen Panel | Discrete PIN Code Input | iOS Android | Auto Lock | Designed for Latch Door (VenetianBronze)
$279.99
12 Reviews
Lock Type
Handle replacement w/ Fingerprint access
Fingerprint Access
Remote Locking?
With Wifi Bridge add-on
Alexa Support?
With Wifi Bridge add-on
Google Assistant Support?
With Wifi Bridge add-on
Siri / Homekit Support
$279.99

lock finish

Option 1) Pick a finish

Pick out the look that matches your door and house style.

remote locking smart lock option icon

Option 2) Add Remote Locking

If you are looking to add Alexa and Google Assistant support along with long distance remote locking you will need to add a Wifi Bridge:

Lockly Wi-fi hub
$79.99

smart lock hub option icon

Option 4) Add a compatible smart home hub

If you decide to add a Wifi Bridge you can hook up and interact with your lock from your Alexa or Google Home enabled device.

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