Smart door locks are an important part of home automation. Everyone likes the idea of a door that unlocks automatically when you arrive close to it. There are different options available when it comes to buying smart door locks, however, the most convenient is to turn an existing door lock into a smart lock without causing damage to the door.
Gimdow, a no-install smart door is one such lock, which is winning hearts on Indiegogo. It is a smart security device that can be retrofitted to an existing door lock.
One would simply need to peel and stick the powerful adhesive-enabled Gimdow to an already installed lock or screw it for permanent installation. Each unit comes with swappable inserts that make the lock fit for different types of locks; interestingly, it works with most of the American and European locks.
There are three ways to control the Gimdow– using companion mobile app to remotely control from anywhere; with the provided wireless keypad; or with the existing physical key, anytime.
You can give temporary virtual access keys to a visitor or guest, who can check in conveniently even in your absence. This feature is ideal for B&Bs and vacation rentals since the access key expires after the requested time. Also, using the Gimdow app, you can keep a check on when the door was opened.
The Gimdow smart door lock uses 128-bit encryption to keep the log-in information secure. It is powered by 4 AA batteries that can run it for about 300 days. Up for crowd-funding on Indiegogo, early birds can grab this smart lock for just $89, which makes it one of the most affordable smart locks and a worthy competitor to Wyze smart lock.