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What is a Wi-Fi door lock?

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A Wi-Fi door lock is a lock that is controlled by a keypad, but it also can be used over a Wi-Fi network. The lock is controlled with a computer or a cellphone application.

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One example of a Wi-Fi door lock is the LockState LS-500I. Using the lock's Mac ID and Wi-Fi key, it is connected to the home Wi-Fi network, and it is accessed through a computer that is also connected to the network.

All users are given their own lock code. Guest lock codes can be given specific start and end times and dates that it is allowed to be used. For a small fee, LockState sends an email or text each time the lock is used.

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