Kevo locks continuing to improve
Today’s post is from the other half of AppMyHome, the webmaster and marketer, not the installer and geek.
I have to say when we first discussed installing the Kevo locks, I was not supportive.
All I could see were the potential downfalls of using my phone to unlock my doors – for instance, what if the power goes out? what if my phone dies? what if someone hacks into it? how does our housekeeper get in? how does my mom get in?
After we addressed all of those things (by the way, it’s battery powered, not on the internet, and you can use real keys and/or fobs as backup), my next whine was that it seemed to take longer for me to unlock/lock the door than just using a key. At first, the inside/outside thing was hard, it had a hard time figuring out what to do when both our phones were in proximity, and it didn’t unlock the door when my phone was in my purse, which was one of the things I was super excited about.
Now we’ve gone through a software update and I have figured out how to make the app work in the background, I have to say that I have turned into an actual fan of the Kevo lock. My phone can be in my pocket or my purse, or I could even be in a call like today when I rushed into the house after lunch, and the door unlocks quickly with a quick tap. It’s now officially much easier than pulling out my keys. A couple of weeks ago when I took a shuttle to the airport, it also meant I didn’t have to bring my keys with me since I wasn’t driving, so I didn’t have to worry about misplacing them over a whirlwind trip.
The update process was impressive as well. When the update came through, we just opened the panel, held the phone near the lock and it updated. Quick and easy and the update did make locking and unlocking noticeably faster.
Great job Kevo! You impressed an AppMyHome skeptic like me. Thanks!