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It adheres to everything proposed ता except noise. This is the only issue that needs to be improved in version 4.0.
I’ve been looking for a “smart lock” for some time now and after reading many positive reports about version 2.0 Nuki Smart LockI decided that version 3.0 is the ideal model for testing.
With the new generation of this smart lock, the Nuki SmartLock 3.0 Available in two colors. With the Pro version, you can choose between white and black, while the standard model, which I’ve tested, only exists in white. According to Nuki, this is only for one reason: most of the doors are white. Honestly, I don’t know where the company went to get that information, but I don’t think that’s consistent with the truth.
Regardless, in both models we have an LED ring and in the standard model we have a large plastic button in the center of this ring, whereas in the Pro model it is in brushed aluminum. In addition, the Pro model has a 2500mAh battery, while the “regular” model does not have a battery – we need to use four AA batteries, which will last at least four months (if they are in good condition). ). I believe this is true, because I have been using it for two months and so far, I do not feel the need to change it. However, they may choose to purchase the Nuki Powerpack, which is nothing more than a rechargeable battery via its USB-C port. Initially I used batteries, but I admit that I bought this pack, not just “always buy batteries”. The big advantage of using this pack is that, according to the company, a two-hour charge gives autonomy for four months of use.
Nuki Smart Lock 3.0 is easy to install. Just place a plate in the lock you are going to use and tighten with the provided Allen key, in other words, a process that takes about two minutes. Then we put the key in the lock and “embed” the smart lock. This whole process is done in less than five minutes and inside the door, so that no one can enter your key from outside by removing the lock.
Staying in the key lock, it is recommended to use Nuki Smart Lock with dual cylinder lock. This allows them to open the door with a key from the outside if the whole system fails for some reason. If you do not have this style of lock, you can use only smart lock, but if something like lack of battery does not happen as expected, you risk leaving it on the road.
Fortunately, Nuki’s smartphone app alerts you when the battery is low. So you already know: don’t ignore this information.
One of the less positive features shown in the Nuki Smart Lock 2.0 model is its noise level. Unfortunately, I never got a chance to test this model, but Nuki claims that in this version 3.0, the noise is significantly reduced compared to the previous generation. Well, this model makes some noise, especially when everything is very quiet. For example, if you get home early in the morning, the noise level can be annoying, and Nuki needs to improve.
The digital part of the installation is also very simple. The Nuki app shows you the steps to follow as a checklist, helping us through the whole process. That way, we can easily create an account in the app and, in a matter of minutes, connect Smart Lock to our Wi-Fi network.
The Pro model does not require any bridges, as it is included in the lock, but not in the base model, although they can be installed. This was my case, as this pool offers many possibilities, such as opening the door even when you are away from home. Another example is if you want to integrate with the lock Google Assistant, Or any other virtual assistant of your choice. However, it should be noted that this is an optional accessory.
But let’s move on to the interesting part: how easy is it to open a door? Honestly, it’s like opening any app on your smartphone. They open the Nuki application, press the button to open the door and after 3/4 seconds we open it.
The application for these functions is very basic, as it opens whether the door is locked or unlocked and allows us to open it. If unlocked, we can order a lock.
One of the items sent to us by Nuki, d Nuki keypad, Turned out to be an indispensable accessory. This is a numeric keypad that can be pasted out and guess what: it allows you to open the door by entering a pre-defined code. And why is this so important? If your smartphone runs out of battery, if you have a cleaning lady, or if you have a lot of people in your house who want to enter the house, anyone can open the door without a key – just enter a code.
This Nuki Smart Lock 3.0 meets everything proposed, a smart lock with different ways of working and integration with the most diverse virtual assistant.
Everything works great, without any flaws. The sound he is doing needs to be corrected, something annoying. Nuki Smart Lock 3.0 149 On the official website of the brand.
This analysis was done in collaboration with Noticias e Tecnologia.
This device was sent for analysis by NUKI.