Internet-of-Things (IoT) is one of the most significant achievements in terms of technology. It ensured the integration of electronics with mechanical systems and smartphones. Hence, it created an enhanced digital world and infrastructure that delivered comfort for humanity with every advancement. IoT has widespread applications in all forms of life and fields. However, developers and researchers have been cautious about its usage as security. But, the developers have taken a step towards the security system using IoT technology. Kwikset, an American organization dealing in hardware and security locks, has come up with a smart lock that listens to voice commands and takes fingerprints as input to unlock doors and other things. Let’s check the working, technology used, and benefits of Kwikset Halo Touch.
External and Physical StructureKwikset Halo Touch has a sleek design with two materials variants – matte black or satin nickel. It comes with a curved-traditional design that is available in Venetian bronze or satin nickel. Kwikset Halo Touch is a complete lock assembling the following components:
Halo AppKwikset Halo Touch uses a mobile app that is compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones. On launching the app, it shows the home screen where the user can see the lock’s name and the time of the last update. There is a UI-based lock icon with a circle present in the center of the screen. In the locked state, the circle fills with red color, and the lock icon displays a locked state. When unlocked, the circle gets filled with green color, and the lock shows an unlocked lock icon. Users can tap as well on the circle to lock and unlock the system. In addition to this, the app displays the current status of the battery and the people who have the access to lock and unlock. Any user granting privileges can ensure that other people get limited access or full-time access. There is also an option to create a new user with one or two fingerprints registered with it. Kwikset has also given an alternative named Secure mode, triggering which disables the fingerprint scanner.
Benefits of Halo Mobile App
Source :- https://v1office.com/kwikset-launches-fingerprint-based-halo-touch-smart-lock/
Daisy Martin is a qualified IT engineer by education. After working in the IT sector for a decade, she began writing about it two years ago. She loves to write about emerging technology like office.com/setup