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Nuki Smart Lock 2.0 review

This device promises to turn dumb locks into smart ones

Nuki smart lock
Nuki smart lock

With our homes becoming increasingly automated, smart security is also becoming a topic of consideration for the homeowner.

Nuki has a brand new door lock for you to install onto your front door to keep burglars out.

The Nuki Smart Lock 2.0 doesn’t replace your old lock, it fits over it. This enables it to have a broader range of installation options while also being easier to install than other smart locks available.

Just like the first version, the Nuki Smart Lock 2.0 also makes a key unnecessary. The second version comes with several new functions. So there is support for Bluetooth 5.0. This should ensure a better reach. The door lock must also react faster and the latest version is compatible with Apple HomeKit and Zigbee.

The new version has a door sensor. This small magnet is placed on the door frame or on the wall and shows you immediately whether your door is locked or unlocked, but also whether the door itself is open or closed. Via the optionally available remote Nuki Fob and the keyboard Nuki Keypad you can also give other people access to your home.

A magnetic sensor has been integrated into the Nuki Smart Lock 2.0. This requires a magnetic counterpart, which must be attached to the door frame, and comes included with your new Smart Lock 2.0. The Nuki app will now not only show you the status of the locking cylinder, but also the status of the door (open/closed). A particularly practical feature: you will receive a warning if you try to lock your front door while it is open.

According to Nuki, you can easily install the Smart Lock 2.0 yourself. Within three minutes you can install the smart lock on an existing lock without having to adjust the door. Through the app for Android and iOS, you give access rights to family and friends and you can unlock and close the lock. You can also opt for Auto Unlock, where the lock recognizes when your smartphone is nearby. This way you can open the door without having to do anything yourself. The smart slot can be integrated into existing smart home solutions such as Ring and Nest. It can also be combined with assistants such as Google Assistant, Alexa and Siri.

Overall, we were very impressed with the new lock. It can be purchased here on Amazon.