Tag Archive: lock


Keep a few valuables in this unsuspecting $9 Stalwart lock box

Hiding in plain sight.

The Stalwart A200017 lock box with key diversion book safe is down to $ 9.41 on Amazon. This lock box normally sells for around $ 14, and even though it has dropped from that price before it has never sold as low as this.

It’s a $ 10 safe, so it’s safe to say if it gets discovered it won’t take long to get inside. Its biggest security is in its unassuming nature  [Read More…]

Google adds Google Assistant integration to the Nest x Yale smart lock

Starting today, you’ll be able to control your Nest x Yale smart lock with Google Assistant voice commands. That means you’ll be able to simply tell Assistant (via your phone or Google Home) to lock the door, and it’ll do the heavy lifting. In addition, you’ll be able to integrate these commands into Google Routines to perform batch voice orders.

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Nest x Yale smart lock now supports Google Assistant voice commands

The new functionality is rolling out this Wednesday.

In March of this year, Nest officially launched its first smart lock in the form of the Nest x Yale. The lock features a keypad and can be controlled via the Nest app, and starting August 29, you’ll be able to manage it using the Google Assistant.

This is the first time any voice commands have been available for the Nest x Yale, and with Google Assistant support, you’ll  [Read More…]

Nest x Yale Smart Lock review: Buggy, but wonderfully convenient and secure

Security is a funny thing; it’s this illusion we all indulge in, telling ourselves our homes are safe because we secure the main point of entry – the front door. In reality, unless you’ve painstakingly and expensively alarmed and reinforced every single point of entry in your home – effectively existing in a leaden box –  your home isn’t safe. Every window can be broken with the smallest of stones, your garage door opener easily spoofed, your deadbolt easily picked.  [Read More…]

OneDrive for Android now sports fingerprint authentication to lock your files

Now you can use biometrics to keep your OneDrive files a little more secure.

Microsoft is bolstering OneDrive’s security prowess on Android with the adoption of fingerprint authentication for locking down your files. The feature is now rolling out to everyone alongside a new grid view for photos (via MSPU).

Fingerprint authentication comes in addition to the PIN protection already offered by OneDrive. And as security features go, your fingerprint is the much more secure option. If  [Read More…]

Open your home’s door with your smartphone and the $200 August Smart Lock Pro bundle

Don’t miss out on this all-time low price.

This August Smart Lock Pro bundle is down to $ 199.99 on Amazon for a limited time. The Smart Lock Pro sells for $ 230 by itself, and this bundle also includes the August Connect, which is $ 63 separately. This set has never dropped this low before until today.

The bundle includes a few other things like a DoorSense sensor, adapters and mounting hardware, as well.

The 3rd-gen  [Read More…]

Lock screen customization is dead

From start to finish, this kind of theming was a complete mess.

If you don’t like a launcher on Android, you get a new one. Hate your keyboard? Use a third-party keyboard. After all, Android is all about choice, and customization is an essential part of the Android experience… but lock screen customization is bad. Third-party lock screen customization is especially bad. There was a very, very brief moment in history when it was less bad, but  [Read More…]

You can now ask the Google Assistant to lock your Schlage Sense deadbolt

As promised back at CES 2018, Schlage has added Google Assistant compatibility to its Sense smart deadbolt. The feature went live this week.

The post You can now ask the Google Assistant to lock your Schlage Sense deadbolt appeared first on AndroidGuys.

How to add a Trusted Place to Android Smart Lock

Consider how many times you want to check your phone at home. Depending on what sort of lock screen security you’re using, it can be a real nuisance to unlock just to check messages. Speed things up by adding a trusted place to your device.

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Lock your door from your phone with the $100 August 2nd-gen smart lock

The door should be the smartest part of your home.

The 2nd gen August Smart Lock is down to $ 99.99 on Amazon. This is a match of Best Buy’s daily deal, bringing it back down to the lowest price we’ve seen on the popular smart lock.

The third generation August Smart Lock is more than $ 200 right now, and even when it goes on sale doesn’t drop below $ 180. You’re still getting plenty of  [Read More…]