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Are Bluetooth padlocks worth it?

Friday, 26 February 2021

Are Bluetooth padlocks worth it?

So, you’re looking to buy a new padlock? Great! We have an extensive range available – here at LockShop Direct – and, with so many top brands on offer, you’ll be hard pushed to find an online stockist with more variety than us.

Whilst traditional padlocks still exist today, there are many new (and smarter) models on the market, including Bluetooth padlocks. Despite being a recent addition to the smart home ecosystem, and costing a fraction more than other padlocks, they are crucial for controlling access to sensitive areas.

But before you rush into buying one, let’s take a closer look at how they work and whether they are actually worth the investment.

How does a Bluetooth padlock work?

Carrying a key around with you, either in your trouser pocket or zipped inside your bag, isn’t too difficult. But if you’re constantly putting keys down or losing things, you might be looking for a more convenient solution. In which case, a Bluetooth padlock is an excellent choice.

The way a Bluetooth padlock works is straightforward. There is no key required, you simply need to pair the padlock with your iOS or Android device and it will automatically unlock whenever you’re in range. Beats leaving a spare key under the plant pot or door mat or digging around for it when you’re carrying the shopping!

Are Bluetooth padlocks secure?

As much as we would love to say that all padlocks are infallible, it’s merely not the case and savvy criminals know which locks are easy to pick.

Although there are growing concerns about modern technology from the cybersecurity industry, home security experts are confident that Bluetooth padlocks are equally as safe as manual ones.

Our best advice to ensure you pick the most secure padlock is to do your research. Make sure you know exactly how it works and how to protect your property/possessions from potential crooks. It’s also worth knowing a little bit about the battery required and what to do if it is running low or dies.

But aside from that, Bluetooth padlocks are a secure option for:

  • Rental properties
  • Shared storage lockers
  • Garden sheds
  • Gates
  • Toolboxes

How much is a Bluetooth padlock?

Much like anything else, the cost of a Bluetooth padlock depends on several factors, including the manufacturer, size and type.

Here at LockShop Direct, we have a comprehensive range of Master Lock padlocks to choose from within our online inventory – including open shackle padlocks, weather-resistant long shackle padlocks and outdoor padlocks for business use.

Our prices start from as little as £71.38 and range right the way up to £155.55, but delivery is free of charge and, if you order before 5pm, we can deliver your Bluetooth padlock the next day.

Admittedly, these aren’t the cheapest padlocks you can buy – but with no lengthy combinations to remember and the ability to share access with guests whilst monitoring activity – they are well worth it if you ask us.

For more information about these and our other padlocks, please feel free contact the team on 0330 174 0851. Alternatively, send an email to info@lockshopdirect.co.uk, and we’ll be in touch soon.


Author: Richard Nash

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