Smart Door Lock

Whatever the choice might be for battery power, the lock should come with two battery packs or trays of individual cells that can be swapped out in seconds. The requirement for a battery charger gives an opportunity to also have a router or NAS with battery backup

The video doorbell I just recently helped install had one glaring defect. It used a set of 18650’s, that you would have to insert individually in a parallel configuration. Each time you do that is an opportunity to get one cell in backwards, and that would be an instant short circuit! So I would hope a removeable tray will be used for anything Wyze with battery power

That doorbell threw me a curve when it started working just as I was putting in the 2nd of 4 batteries. I at first thought I had just put the battery in backwards and some kind of battery alarm was going off, turned out I was pressing the doorbell button on the front

For my own applications, I’m seriously considering doing the entire doorlock thing in a complete opposite fashion from everyone else. I want to make a custom door frame so I can have the lock mounted on the wall, with nothing on the door itself beyond something to pull it open with. I also want to use magnets to hold the door closed, instead of a standard latch. This is because I intend to have a foot operated lever that pops the door open when I have my hands full. The deadbolt alone will lock the door when I’m away

This leads me to consider that a door mounted camera has a big issue with not being able to see anything while the door is open

As far as what Wyze ought to do, I’m thinking it’s much better to use the existing cameras for monitoring the door, and just have the required IFTTT scripts pre-loaded in the door lock, to synch the lock with the camera

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I’ve been looking at the Schlage smart deadbolt (Schlage Smart Deadbolt) for a while since it is a smart lock, has a keypad, and a real key slot (in case battery dies and internet goes out). If all three options aren’t possible on the first model, maybe this could be a slightly more expensive model/option offered down the road. The keypad would be helpful in allowing repeat visitors to have their own combination (basically their own key) so I don’t have to give them a physical key and I don’t have to get on my phone to open the door (if I’m not at home) each time someone comes over.


I like the finger print feature on some of the smart door locks I’ve seen. A simple way to unlock your door. Like this one for example.

ULTRALOQ U-Bolt Pro Bluetooth Fingerprint and Keypad Electronic Smart Deadbolt Door Lock

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Can’t wait for Wyze smart door lock!!

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Think I can wait till V2.

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I will wait as well, Digital/Cyber-security today is something that needs experience, constant research and a large bankroll, just to keep up.

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So everyone who has been paying attention to Wyze knows that you are working on a Door Lock and like me, are eagerly awaiting with anticipation to see what you guys come up with. If I may, I’d like to venture a feature request - A Wyze Door Lock whose only functionality is to report the locked or unlocked status of a door. Hear me out.

There’s a silent group of home automation enthusiast who, like me, love the idea of a smart door lock but do not want or need the ability to unlock a door remotely. After all, the world is full of bad actors. This is enough to scare off potential smart door lock customers even if the likelihood of a compromise is small.

Paranoia aside, there are also regular use cases for this information. For example,

  • Is the door leading to the garage locked?
  • Is the door to the basement stairwell locked?
  • Is the side garage door (a.k.a. Man Door) locked?

For me, knowing whether or not valued points of ingress/egress are secure is still just as important even if it means I have to get off my butt to lock the door.

Anyway, I hope you see the value in my proposition and can find a feasible way to bring such a product to market. For what it’s worth, you’d be the first company to do so.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post.


There was at one point a post that illustrated what can be done using contact sensors that would report open and closed state. However, it required some modification to the door lock/latch area. Not necessarily the most practical per se… but it looked like it did the trick… If I come across that video, i will post the link…

But I can understand your point and see the merit in that. Unfortunately, nowadays, you hear too many negative stories about unauthorized people being able to manipulate the lock and unlock your smart lock at anytime.


I’d love to see a smart lock that fits common apartment door lock formats. This is a terribly underserved market. Many apartment dwellers, both renters and condo owners, are not allowed to change the exterior door appearance in any way, and existing smart lock products that mount on the inside of the door do not fit the mechanisms that are commonly installed in these units. Here’s an example:

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Just wanted to share some information for multifamily facilities such as AOAOs, AOUO and rentals. The commercial door locks like the one you have shared provides additional functionality not found in consumer/retail products. When the property was first built, all the door locks are provided to the Developer in a logical hierarchy of operators, which allows subcontractors and general contractor to continue to build.

Once the building is opened to occupancy a “pin” inside the lock is “dropped” and the General Contractor and Subs can no longer open the door, however, building management may still have the “Grand Master” allowing access for critical situations, such as life-safety, fire, flooding, building inspections, drier vent cleaning, etc…

Those commercial locks varies widely based on the Developer’s targeted unit end user- which means expensive customize fitted smart locks for this market segment.
It more than undeserved - its economically harder to serve.

Lastly, home door locks are from $45 to $1,000 per door, where commercial locks, as shown in your photo, cost several $100s to $10,000+ per door - building use dependent.

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@FullyChargedTech @daphatty That was me. Wasn’t too difficult. Feel free to steal the idea.

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Super excited to see a Wyze lock and door bell cam, I just wanted to make a few suggestions on features that aren’t so common among smart locks.
Unlock w/RFID fob, being able to add/pause/delete pin #s on the app instead of manually programming, Activity logs. I have an AirBnB and I’ve been looking around for a while. RFID/NFC key fobs are huge want for me 1. I have the NExT implant from I can use my hand for access control and RFID stuff. 2. Fobs are just cooler, easier and faster than keys or pins. I recently found this lock by Oaks Labs that has everything one could ask for in a lock. Please take a look- (specifically the Oaks 2, has the key backup)

I’m pretty sure it’s going to fit over a deadbolt latch like August Smart Lock Pro: The Ultimate Smart Lock for a Smart Home

It would make sense for a first product. Safe bet. The most simple user friendly install. I wouldn’t be too upset, I’ll still buy it lol.

Yes. I can’t recall where I saw it, but they’ve confirmed this now. They’ve said it will fit over existing deadbolts,

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Yeah, I’m all over that.

I just found something interesting.

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Nice catch

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I found some interesting stuff on an FCC site too. I know about a few more products coming now. :slight_smile: One of them I already sorta guessed. But I’m not sure if I should blab or not. Haha.

I’ve got a even easier way … Have the door and locks and their interfaces installed and maintained properly so the natural expansion and contraction are taken into account as they should be . no need to reinvent the wheel due to user/installer error .