The Things You Don't Know About Akuvox and Smart Locks!

The Things You Don't Know About Akuvox and Smart Locks!

Principles of Lock Integration
Smart locks are usually integrated with door phones, especially single-button ones. Nonetheless, indoor monitors can not be excluded.
The integration principle is, that when a device triggers certain events, e.g., opening the door, it will send a command to the lock with a local protocol (including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Zigbee). In a cloud-to-cloud case, such commands can also be sent through the Cloud.
In smart lock integration, at least one of the following requirements must be satisfied:
1.  Devices are able to communicate with locks via local protocols such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Zigbee and so on.
2.  Smart locks have their own Cloud servers, which can be used for controlling the locks and checking their status. In this case, locks having Clouds means they have their own Apps.

How the Locks work with Akuvox Devices
Current integration methods are:
1. E12 Bluetooth integrates with Bluetooth smart locks. When accessing the door by card or calling on E12, the device will trigger the lock to be opened via Bluetooth and makes it unlocked in 10s.
2. On an E16, when accessing the door by card, facial recognition or calling, the device will send an unlocking command to the lock's Cloud server. After identifying and certifying the instruction, the server will transmit it to the lock.  
3. The Akuvox cloud integrates with a third-party cloud. Akuvox cloud sends an unlocking command to the third-party cloud.

Practical Cases

1. E12W and Doorcom Locks. Locks opened via Bluetooth;
2. The E16 and Linky Locks, Locks opened via device-to-cloud way.
3. The E12W and Qrio Locks, SmartPlus app and Yale Locks, Locks opened in a cloud-to-cloud way.
Difficulties/Notes in Actual Use or Integration Process
1. To integrate on-premises,  the lock provider needs to provide corresponding local protocols.
2. To integrate with a Cloud,  the lock provider needs to offer user accounts and authentication methods. Plus, a third-party authentication system will increase the integration difficulty.
3. Customers have to buy devices to perform the stability testing by themselves.

Discussion Questions:
1. What other integration methods are there for smart locks?
2. Any smart locks solutions or ideas or experiences you want to share with us?

There is a demo for Qrios and Akuvox:

Qrios and Akuvox.mp4

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All comments 6
    judy 2022-05-18 13:57:39
    Which way is the best for integration?  What is the advantage and disadvantage for these three methods?
    ercntrn 2022-05-18 14:14:36
    Integrations look great. I think that the E12 device should be integrated with all smart door locks.
    For example In community projects, we can put devices such as R29C, E16C in front of the building, but the E12 device is nice in front of the flats.For this, I think the E12 device should be integrated with all door locks.Because It is a very stylish and cost effective device.
    rumeysa 2022-05-18 18:34:18
    Akuvox continues to surprise us every day. I am so glad to hear this news. I agree with the comment about the E12 device because it is one of the best selling devices.
    Dhubtech 2022-05-20 16:15:55
    It's a great news that Akuvox can be integrated with the 3rd-party smart locks, coz now got lots of ppl who installed smart locks in their apartment. With this integration, they are able to make everything work in one system which make Akuvox more applicable in the market.
    stellaw 2022-05-20 17:31:15
    Dhubtech replied at 2022-05-20 16:15
    It's a great news that Akuvox can be integrated with the 3rd-party smart locks, coz now got lots of  ...

    You are right!
    sunny.slv.123 2022-05-24 15:17:24
    It looks amazing!!
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