Lockly Vision Doorbell Camera Smart Lock We’ve tested scores of smart locks and video doorbells , but the Lockly Vision ($399.99) is the first device we’ve come across that combines the two. Packed with features, this unique lock includes an embedded 720p camera, a touch-screen keypad, a fingerprint scanner, a keyed cylinder, a doorbell, and a microSD slot (card included) for storing recorded video. It requires a Wi-Fi hub (also included) to connect to your home network and works with Alexa and Google voice commands, but it doesn’t support Apple HomeKit or interact with other smart devices using IFTTT applets, and the video doorbell’s lack of night vision and motion detection hold it back. We like where Lockly is going here, but ultimately, you’re better off buying your security devices à la carte. Design and Features The Lockly Vision is a complete lock assembly that comes with interior and exterior escutcheons, a deadbolt and strike plate, a mounting plate and gasket, assorted mounting hardware, a door sensor and magnet, a set of keys, an activation card, and 8 AA batteries. It also comes with installation, user, and quick start manuals, as well as a small hub that connects the lock to your home network. At first glance, the Satin Nickel Lockly Vision looks a lot like the Lockly Secure Plus we reviewed back in 2018. It sports a 2.5-inch (diagonal) capacitive touch screen, a biometric 3D fingerprint reader, and a keyway hidden behind a round metal protective cover. However, this model is equipped with a 720p video camera with a 150-degree field of view embedded in the top bezel, and a doorbell button positioned below the touch screen. Oddly, the camera doesn’t support night vision, which means you may not be able to see who is at your door in the dark unless you have a porch light on. The camera also lacks the motion detection capabilities that you get with other video doorbells such as the $100 Ring and our Editors’ Choice, the $100 RemoBell S . At 7.0 by 2.8 by 1.4 inches (HWD), the Vision’s exterior is a bit bigger than the Secure Plus. There’s a speaker on the right side just below the fingerprint scanner, and a microphone is located above the touch screen. On the bottom edge is a pair of terminals for jumping the lock with a 9-volt battery if the AAs die, and a reset button. Ring Video Doorbell (2020) Image The interior escutcheon is also a bit bigger. It measures 7.7 by 3.1 by 2.0 inches and has a thumb turn for manually locking and unlocking, as well as a Privacy button that disables the external keypad and fingerprint scanner. There’s a removable cover up top that shields the battery compartment, a program button, and a reset button. As with the Secure Plus, you can program the lock using the keypad to add access codes and submit fingerprints. You can also use it to enable the Auto-Lock feature, which will automatically […]
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