Dog & Bone LockSmart
The keyless trackable padlock
£63 from Dog & Bone, dogandbonecases.com features Bluetooth, 128-bit encryption, weatherproofing
With the rising popularity of smart home accessories that apply wireless functionality to relatively mundane items, it makes sense that the humble padlock would be next.
And so Dog & Bone has created a keyless Bluetooth padlock that you can unlock with nothing more than your iPhone.
The lock itself is a hefty piece of kit, with a tough stainless steel shackle and a die-cast Zamak-3 zinc alloy body, giving the padlock high tensile and impact strength. On the bottom is a red rubber flap that opens up to reveal a micro-USB port for charging the device, as well as a button that you’ll need to press to sync the lock to your phone or wake it.
In terms of security, it provides 128-bit advanced encryption, as well as a 256-bit cloud-generated private key. Using the LockSmart app on your iOS device, you can lock and unlock the padlock via Bluetooth, with optional support for multiple users and Touch ID plus it can send you notifications each time the lock is used. It turns off completely when not in use to conserve its battery, which has a life of two years, according to the makers.
LockSmart will notify you every time it is used.