If there’s ever a chance for me to turn something “stupid” around the house into something “smart,” I’m all over it. So when I learned about the Dog & Bone Locksmart Bluetooth padlock I knew I had to do a review. Why? I’ve got a padlock on the side gate to by backyard but all it does it act as a lock. The Locksmart, on the other hand, uses Bluetooth to unlock wirelessly (and without a physical key) and keeps a history of who has accessed whatever has been under it’s protection.
Setup, Charging, Pairing and the App
Setting up the Locksmart is relatively painless and simple. Unbox it, charge it using the included USB cord (and yes, it feels a bit weird/cool charging a hunk of metal), download the Locksmart app, pair your phone(s) with the lock and lock something up.
The Locksmart I tested wasn’t fully charged and ready to go right out of the box. I left it to charge for a few hours before testing it out because this is one device that needs to be a full capacity before being put into use. That’s because it has a two year (or up to two year) battery life before needing a recharge — and it only makes sense to maximize that time from the first use.
I’m happy to report that ...