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19th February 2020 Issue no. 495
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Nuki Smart Lock 2.0
The Nuki Smart Lock 2.0 turns your smartphone into a key and seamlessly fits over your existing lock and key in less than three minutes. It can be used to assign digital access rights to friends and family (to water your plants and feed your cat whilst you're away!). The Nuki also negates the need to hide a key under a flowerpot and even allows you to open the door remotely if you need to let someone have access in your absence.
In addition to assigning access rights, you can see who's attempted to enter your property and get alerts about open doors with the newly updated push notifications function. This allows you to receive a direct message to your smartphone as soon as the Nuki Smart Lock has executed an action, and can be customised to your individual needs. The Nuki creates a log entry for each action so you'll know when the dog sitter has picked up your pooch for walkies!
In addition to the action notifications Nuki can also send important warnings. If someone has entered a wrong code on the Nuki keypad, or if the batteries need to be changed then you'll get a message immediately.
Nuki’s Night Mode brings a new level of comfort and safety to the Nuki Smart Lock by combining and automatically activating specific features of the Smart Lock during the night. This ensures, amongst other features, the greatest possible security at night by double-locking the door. Users can use this function to meet their individual needs and have the option to disable Auto Unlock during the night should they wish. The Nuki Smart Lock also switches to low-power mode at night and sends out a Bluetooth signal less frequently, therefore significantly increasing battery life.
Improved User Experience
Nuki’s day and night profiles allow customers to adapt their Smart Lock to their individual needs. For example, families with small children whose sleep could be easily disturbed by Auto Unlock can disable it and instead use a normal key when they come home late. The same applies if you work from home during the day and don’t need Auto Lock during this period but want to make sure that your house is always safely locked during the night.
Improved Low battery Warning
Do not be afraid of low batteries! Before the current update, Nuki notified users via a notification in the app and optional push notifications as soon as battery power was below 20 percent. With the new update a battery warning will now be displayed in the lock overview of the app for extra reassurance.
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