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Igloohome Smart Deadbolt Lock 02

Igloohome has an updated smart lock. The new model, Igloohome Smart Deadbolt Lock 02, launched earlier this year with a couple of important improvements, particularly with the use of a new electronic chip with better Bluetooth communications. I had the first generation Igloohome installed on my main door last year, and Igloohome offered to update it to the new 02 model.

I’ll have a full review posted in a week or so, but I’d like to quickly share a quick first impression after the lock was upgraded today.

The most important improvement with the new lock, for me, is with the far superior Bluetooth communication. In the earlier model, my Nexus 6P could hardly work with the lock. The lock does work well with iPhones, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and a Leagoo Shark 1 I had available to test. It also didn’t work well at all with the Google Pixel XL, nor my second generation Nexus 7.

With the new model, my Pixel XL works great. The Nexus 6P works quite well too. It looks like Igloohome has managed to sort out the problem with Bluetooth communications with Android devices.

Other key improvements with the Igloohome Smart Deadbolt Lock 02 include:

  • Privacy lockout (disables Bluetooth and PIN unlocking)
  • Automatic re-lock after unlock
  • Integrated tamper alarm
  • Fully zinc alloy (as opposed to previous plastic battery cover)

The Igloohome Smart Deadbolt Lock 02 retails for S$388, inclusive of installation. Check out my promotion link if you’re interested, or Igloohome’s homepage if you’ll like to check out their other products.

Watch this blog for a full review soon! Until then, you can read my review of the earlier Igloohome smart lock.

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