I’m big on security and I’m a fan of new technologies so what I have for review today is right up my alley as it were. Today for review I’ve got the Nunet Nulock which is a keyless Bluetooth smart lock that easily connects to your smartphone so you can unlock it wirelessly and do some other things. The lock is very well made and works well, I like it a lot. Read on to learn more….
Specifications and Features
NuLock has the lockdown on security. The best detriment for the dudes that want nothing more than making yours theirs, quickly. When they see this lock wrapped around your bike, motorcycle, doors or gates they best to just keep on walking. Thieves have two chances on riding away with your ride or property – slim and none. Let’s just say the stuff you don’t need to move anywhere, will have a high chance of being there when you come back. NuLock is both smart and strong! Comes keyless and no combinations to crack. Works with your smartphone app and Bluetooth to unlock it. It only recognizes your phone! For the more determined bad guys, a 110dB alarm will go off when tampered with. Coupled that with braided steel cables, the no good-doers will think twice in trying to steal what is yours. NuLock has the technology and the smarts to make this small security investment a keeper.
Keyless Smart Technology
It’s all in your fingertips. Any smartphone or mobile device with Bluetooth technology will do. Get the app and NuLock “knows” you. When your smartphone is in Bluetooth range, you can unlock it through the app. NuLock will also “remind” you when the battery level is low, or “notifies” you when Bluetooth is connected or disconnected.
Anyone that wants to tamper, disassemble, remove the battery, or even clip the cable will be greeted by an eardrum busting 110dB alarm, which not only attract public attention but will certainly drive the bad guys off.
Braided Steel Cable
7 braided steel cables with each cable made up of 19 more braids of steel! It’s also combined with rust-protective vinyl to increase resistance to clipping. NuLock’s steel cable is ready to perform under duress at any given time.
With an IP44 (Splash resistant) certification, NuLock works in all types of weather! Optimum operational performance in temperatures between -14° ~ 140° F.
Battery power that can last up to 8 months with regular use (open and lock twice a day). Low battery indicator warning in the app when power is less than 20%.
Price: $39.99 (from Amazon at time of review)
Let’s start with a video unboxing and move on:
The Nulock comes packaged in an attractive looking box with lots of information on it about the lock. Once you get everything unpacked you’ll find the lock wrapped in plastic for protection, user guide, password card, screwdriver and a cloth drawstring carry bag so you can take the lock with you if need be.
The Nulock is larger than a regular padlock but that’s to be expected and it’s not really much bigger, I don’t mind it. The lock looks and feels well made, it’s much heavier than it looks really. It has a nice long and thick steel cable that’s covered with vinyl which is used to secure your stuff with. The cable is 31 inches long and .38” in diameter, and if it’s cut of course the alarm will sound. On the front is an LED indicator and below that is a lock icon which is a button that’s used to lock the Nulock and arm the alarm.
The steel cable connects to the lock in a hole at the top and on the side is a red button that used to release the cable once you unlock it with the app.
The install the batteries you’ll need to remove the back cover with the included screwdriver and inside you’ll find a rubber cover that sits over the batteries to keep the water out. The lock uses three AAA batteries and they should last about 8 months, but the app will let you know when the batteries are low. The specs say the batteries should last 8 months on average when opening and locking it twice per day, obviously I haven’t tested that, but that seems good enough for me really.
I’m using this lock on my yard gate as security essentially. I did have a padlock on it a long time ago but ran into issues with the water company and electric company coming to read the meter as it was on the other side of the gate so I stopped using the padlock, locked it to the fence and forgot the combination. As time passed though water and electricity upgraded to wireless connections so I could lock my gate again but never did as I have dogs and security cameras but now I’m also using the Nulock and I love it.
I’m using the app with my Samsung Galaxy S9 Android phone and it works perfect. The only quirk is that you don’t use your phone’s Bluetooth connection, you use the app. To connect you turn Bluetooth on and then open the app, it will search for the lock and then prompt you to enter your password and you’re connected. The app worked fine for me, no issues at all, it connects every time I need to use the lock. My son also installed the app on his phone, I don’t remember the brand, just a cheap Android phone and it works fine for him as well.
I should note the lock itself is very loud. When you unlock it via the app it emits a loud beep and then you can manually open it with the button on the side. When you close the lock and press the button to lock it the lock will then emit three loud beeps to let you know it’s locked. The alarm is of course loud as well at about 110 decibels, more than loud enough for me to hear inside of the house for sure as I can hear the beeps when my son unlocks it as the gate is near a window on the side of my house.
I’ve had the lock on my gate for a little over two weeks now and it works great but it’s been outside in the weather and it’s rained off and on and it’s been hot in the day and cool at night and the lock is just fine, it has survived the weather which I’m happy about.
The price is about $40 and for me it’s well worth it for the peace of mind and ease of use it gives me.
The Nulock is well made and simple to use, even my kids use it with their phones when they need to get in and out of the yard.
From my experience that lock is well made and it’s weather-proof as far as I can tell, it’s been outside for over two weeks in the rain numerous times and it still works just fine.
The only small little complaint might be the notifications the lock gives you when it locks and unlocks, the beeps are just really loud, I mean I was shocked when I first used it. Sure you want the alarm to be loud but the notifications don’t need to be quite as loud as they are I think.
+Easy to use
+Well made and durable
Scores Out of 10OverallDesign / AestheticValue / PricePerformance / Usage
Disclosure: This product was given to me for review by the company for review purposes only for free or at a discounted price.
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