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Igloo Home Smart Padlock Review




  igloo home smart padlock on storage box

Over the years I have reviewed a number of smart locks from Igloo Home, and the company now has something for just about every customer and need, from door locks to lock boxes and now Smart padlock ($ 109) . Igloo Home sent me the padlock to test; and just in time, when I set up a locker for my daughter to use in college.

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padlock is. It is made of a zinc alloy and stainless steel, and it looks and feels substantial. Even if you didn't take advantage of the sophisticated app that comes with it, it's a solid padlock with numeric entry. In fact, it is quite robust and weather resistant. It is also available with two shackles, one standard and one extended which may be necessary for more difficult installations, such as the storage cabinet I used.


It is a smart lock which means it needs a battery. Unlike Igloo Home's earlier models, this is not rechargeable, but I think it's good. The package includes a full year CR2 battery, so you don't have to worry about recharging the lock itself. You will need the included Torx wrench to access the battery port, so keep that in mind and hold the key handy. In case the battery dies before replacing it, there is a rubber flap protected 9 volt battery back port on the bottom. You can keep a standard 9 volt battery on the bottom and give the lock enough juice to function in the short term. This is great and they also sell a lockbox with this feature.

You can open the padlock by numeric entry or by using the app, which also allows you to generate temporary packet delivery codes. The app even integrates with AirBnB so you can assign codes to a plan. Just make sure you connect to your padlock via Bluetooth to sync such changes as it doesn't depend on Wi-Fi. However, there is a secure mechanism, called AlgoPIN, that allows you to access even from afar.


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Pros

  • Powerful, well built padlock
  • Robust and weather resistant
  • Dual shackle types
  • 9 volt battery backup
  • Smart app with support for AirBnB etc.

Cons

  • Remember to replace CR2 battery annually using Torx wrench
  • Only uses Bluetooth, not Wi-Fi, so need to sync within 30 feet

Final judgment [19659006] The Smart Padlock from Igloo Home is a sturdy padlock with some smart skills.

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