By Mark Gulino onNov 1, 2021, 1:00 pm EDT under Product Reviews,
Smart home technology has developed so rapidly over the past decade that many things are now synonymous with it. One area of technology that has been intertwined almost from the start is home security.
In fact, as someone who grew up around the alarm business, I remember when smart home security system tech was very limited and quite expensive. Now you have DIY options like the new Xiaomi Smart Door Lock X.
How does this new product stack up in a sea of other home security products? Let’s check it out!
Most smart lock systems use a key, keycard, or keypad to unlock the door. Sometimes they use any combination of these methods. The Xiaomi Smart Door Lock X uses a fingerprint sensor and keypad to provide access. In addition to that, it includes 3D facial recognition scanning.
The lock also doesn’t require cloud data storage, so any information stays on the device locally. This way, you know where that information is—plus you won’t have to worry about a lost connection locking you out of your own home.
Facial recognition should be especially helpful when entering with your hands full. There are even extra ways included for unlocking the device, so you’ll have plenty of options available.
As far as the lock itself goes, the Xiaomi Smart Door Lock X has you covered. It features a strong, reliable locking mechanism to keep your door protected.
Additionally, it has an in-line C-level lock cylinder with anti-electromagnetic shielding. This way, it’s safe not only against general entry attempts but also mild hacking. Security detection features are also included to enhance protection. While it’s unclear whether the battery is rechargeable, it does come with a 6,250 mAh capacity.
The smart lock features a full-color AMOLED display to show the status and other relevant information when needed. The device also features support for Apple’s HomeKit and the Mijia app.
Bluetooth connectivity and NFC reading are included as well. From what we can tell, it appears that Xiaomi puts plenty of nifty quality-of-life enhancements in its new lock, so there’s likely more we haven’t even seen yet.
If you’re in the market for a new smart lock, it genuinely seems that the Xiaomi Smart Door Lock X is well worth looking into. Smart locks in general offer a great layer of security and convenience. Common locks tend to be more vulnerable to lockpicking. And, while smart locks aren’t all impenetrable, they do provide protective features to consider.
For example, automatic locking comes in handy when you forget to lock the door. Leave the house and can’t remember if it’s locked or not? No problem, you can just check the app and see. With an advanced lock like the Lock X, you’ll have a myriad of brand-new ways to protect your door.
The Smart Door Lock X is coming soon from Xiaomi.Product Reviews