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The Evolution of Locks
8 Aug, 2018   |   Locks

Locks are considered to be one of the most important innovations ever created. Its fundamental purpose is to deter unwarranted access to personal spaces. Unlike the locks of today, it only had one job to do. ... Read More

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Should you get a WiFi-enabled or Non-WiFi-enabled Smart Lock?
7 Aug, 2018   |   Technology, Locks, Digital Lock

The array of smart locks available may scare a beginner away. It's hard to make a decision when choosing to switch over to keyless locks when bombarded with tech jargon and specifications. While the basics are easy to understand, many aren't aware of the differences between WiFi-enabled and non-WiFi-enabled smart locks. ... Read More

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Best Smart Mortise Locks of 2018
15 Jul, 2018   |   Locks, Home Automation, Home Improvement, Smart Lock, Smart Mortise

Convenience and a peace of mind are just some of the numerous benefits of going keyless. If you're looking to replace your entire lock cassette, then mortise locks are the way to go. They usually come with a handle attached so there is no need for separate installations. ... Read More

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Smart Keybox 2: When & Where To Use It
7 Jul, 2018   |   Technology, Locks, Smart Home, Smart Keybox, Digital Lock, Home Automation, Home Improvement, Case Studies

If you've been following us for awhile, you'll know that we have a Smart Keybox. The igloohome Smart Keybox was designed with the short-term vacation rental host in mind. Meant as your 24/7 receptionist, it eliminates the hassle of key handovers at awkward timings of the day.   ... Read More

How smart access helps with co-living
How Smart Access Helps with Co-living & Co-working Spaces
4 May, 2018   |   Airbnb, Locks, Smart Home, Tips, Home Automation, Home Improvement, In the Media, Smart Lock

In the era of the sharing economy, everything from bikes, to homes, to office space are being shared. Smart access is changing the landscape of co-living and co-working spaces. This sort of integration allows us to do more with less - making convenience a key factor in the way we work and play. ... Read More

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Using the igloohome Smart Keybox
28 Apr, 2018   |   Airbnb, How it Works, Locks, Smart Keybox, Home Automation, Home Improvement

The igloohome Smart Keybox is a smart lockbox that stores keys, access cards and more for easy retrieval. Designed for short-term rental hosts, home and property owners, the Smart Keybox serves as 24/7 reception for guest arrival. ... Read More

What is the best smart lock
Which is the best smart lock?
29 Mar, 2018   |   Locks, Smart Home, Digital Lock, Home Automation, Home Improvement, Smart Lock

When it comes to smart locks, we cannot say which are the best ones in the market; only which smart lock is the best for you. Keep in mind that there are many variables to take into consideration such as modes of access, reliability, convenience and security just to name a few. ... Read More

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5 Weird Locks You'll Be Surprised Were Ever Made
16 Jun, 2017   |   Locks

The amazing thing about human beings is that we are always coming up with new ideas. Those ideas can be magnificent and beautiful displays of human ability, and they can also be weird missteps in inventive thinking. ... Read More

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The Basics of Door Locks - Switching to igloohome
30 Mar, 2016   |   Latch, Lock Installation, Locks, Tips, Smart Lock, Smart Deadbolt, Smart Mortise

Door locks come in numerous designs, shapes and sizes. The features of each lock also differ depending on the need for the lock.  ... Read More

How to Save Time, Money, and Energy With Your Rental Property
23 Oct, 2015   |   Airbnb, Keyless Access, Management, Technology, Vacation Rentals, Energy, Locks, Sensors, Smart Home, Tips, Property

The pace of life in the 21st century can certainly be fast, and everyone seems to be constantly pressed for time. Whether you are a property manager with years of experience or a home-owner renting out rooms on websites like Airbnb, upgrading your place to a smart home can not only save you time, but also energy and money. We first take a look at the struggles rental hosts face, then at how you can still get the most out of your rental property.  ... Read More