How it Works

Learn about algoPIN™ - the technology behind all igloohome devices that lets you grant PIN codes remotely without Wifi.

algoPIN™

With igloohome, you can grant PIN codes remotely without Wifi

igloohome devices work offline for greater security and reliability. Unlike other Bluetooth smart locks in the market, your guests will not need to download an additional app to gain access. Our unique algoPIN™ uses technology that’s similar to a banking token’s One Time Password (OTP).

Grant PIN codes remotely without Wifi

How does algoPIN™ allow you to generate PIN codes without WiFi?

Here’s a quick explanation.

STEP 1

Pairing

After installation, you’ll need to pair your lock to your igloohome account via the igloohome app on your smartphone. Upon successful pairing, your smartphone will sync the unique PIN token to our secure cloud servers and does not retain the token locally.

Pairing

STEP 2

Generate PIN

When creating PIN codes for guests or family members, your smartphone sends a request to your token in the cloud servers. Using algorithms and seeds, a unique PIN code is then generated at random with the validity duration built into it. There’s no need for you to be near the lock to do this.

Generate PIN

STEP 3

Grant PIN

Now armed with a PIN code, you can share this with your desired recipient via WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, SMS and more. There’s no need for your guest to download an additional app to receive the PIN code.

Grant PIN

STEP 4

Access property

As the PIN code is keyed into the respective igloohome device, the lock translates the PIN code into the desired action e.g. Grant access once only.

Access Property

How igloohome stands out from the rest

Features

Wifi Locks

Pure Bluetooth Locks

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(PIN code & Bluetooth)

Reliability

Lock works without Wifi, no downtime if Wifi is disrupted

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Deployability

In places with poor Wifi connectivity

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Security

No Wifi hacking

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Generate PIN codes remotely

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Most bluetooth locks require PIN codes to be synced within bluetooth range for it to work
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Generated PIN codes do not need to be synced within Bluetooth range to work

Receiving Access

No additional app download to receive access

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Need to download app and register account before they can receive bluetooth access
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No need to download app and register for an account to receive access via PIN codes

3rd Party Integration

Airbnb, Booking.com, Booking Sync, AgodaHomes

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Integrating might be available for certain brands
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Integrating might be available for certain brands
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Wanna know more?

We’ve answered your questions.

Generated PINs can be created remotely as long as the app is connected to the Internet.

You can set an unlimited amount of PIN codes.

With algoPIN™ technology, the PIN codes are generated at random. After these PIN codes have been generated, you can edit the PIN code when in Bluetooth range to your desired code.

Yes, we do. For enterprise customers, we do have locks that work on the NB-IoT, Z-Wave and LTE Cat-M1 protocol for real time updates and multi-factor authentication. Contact us for more information.

For more information, please read our FAQs.