A new smart lock lets you open your front door with your iPhone or Apple Watch, but the shocking price puts off homeowners.
The locks cost an “excessive” $329.95, a price shoppers call a big “turn off.”
Some tech fans like the convenience of the product, but others believe that the lock poses more problems than it solves, including battery life and security concerns.
Apple released a smart lock for $329.95, but many buyers think the price is too high for the product
The smart lock lets you open your front door with your iPhone and Apple Watch. The lock is controlled via the Home app and can be opened in a variety of ways, including a traditional key
The smart lock replaces a traditional deadbolt and can be installed manually at home.
The lock is operated with the Apple Home app and can be opened with a traditional key, a physical key card, a digital house key stored in your Apple wallet, or automatically with auto-Unlock.
Apple was not the first company to release a smart lock, alternatives are available online for up to $200 cheaper.
Tech fans couldn’t believe the price of the smart lock.
“It’s ridiculous that companies are charging money for a product that costs $50 to produce,” one man wrote.
“That price scared me off,” said another.
“Give me my 30 seconds back *after I see the prize*,” commented another.
However, some people like the convenience of a smart lock.
“My door unlocks with my fingerprint, key card, iWatch, iPhone, 4-digit code and real key,” said one man.
Buyers are concerned about the gadget’s cost, battery and security, but Apple said the lock is “AAA certified by BHMA and meets the highest standards of security, durability and finish”
Many shoppers are suspicious of the high-tech gadget.
“What if your phone and watch die before you get home,” said one man, echoing the concerns of many others.
“What if the lock battery runs out,” wrote another.
Others believed that the smart watch is not secure enough.
“Bro, that’s crazy, if someone gets your phone or watch, they can have your money, house and car too,” said one man.
‘2024 Everyone would say: My door was hacked,’ another joked.
“Is it really a good idea to have the battery in the deadbolt?” one shopper asked, believing the battery would weaken the lock’s integrity.
Others just thought the lock was pointless.
“This feels like a solution to a problem that didn’t exist,” one woman wrote.