Keys have been serving mankind well for quite a long while now. But for all the sci-fi demonstrations of how doors can be unlocked using retina scans and hand scans, that technology is yet to trickle down to us normal folk. That technology gap is being filled to some extent with these new smart locks. Yes you guessed it right, locks that work in unison with your smartphone to keep your house protected. No keys involved. Goji Smart Lock brings its own concept of how a smart lock should be. It is a smart lock with an integrated camera module that’s supposed to alert the house-owner to whoever’s been going through the door.
The unique thing about the Goji Smart Lock is that it completely does away with the traditional lock-face, instead replacing it with a high-tech looking LCD display that greets the user when they approach the lock and shows the Smart Lock’s lock status. This new feature is both a blessing and a curse. It looks absolutely fantastic and we think would make for a very aesthetically pleasing lock on any kind of door. But on the other hand, it does attract attention to itself by broadcasting the fact that you have enough money to invest in this costly lock. We think that is bad especially for people living in apartments.
Goji Smart Lock communicates with your smartphone using the Bluetooth SMART protocol. Goji say that this protocol uses bank-level encryption and is low on power consumption, so you shouldn’t be worried about hackers trying to gain access to your house via this device. The company supplies every lock with four admin accounts that can in turn give away keys to people with smartphones that might want to use the lock. Keys can be customized for the times at which they are activated, or can even be programmed to be a one-time affair. One of the highlighting features of the Goji Smart Lock is the on-board camera module that will take a picture of the person who’s trying to access the door. Goji say that this should provide an extra layer of security to home-owners.
Goji Smart Lock isn’t perfect. As we said before, the fact that it looks so different than traditional locks and even other smart locks, means that it will attract attention to itself. But if you’re comfortable with having a lock that attracts attention to itself, then the Goji presents a pretty solid offer. Goji supply key fobs that will come in handy for those who don’t carry a smartphone around all time. And even if those are misplaced, then a good old backup key can be used to unlock the door. Every Goji Smart Lock comes with 24/7 customer service, so even if you lock yourself out, Goji will make sure that you don’t spend the night outside your own house.