Igloohome shows off 3 remotely programmable smart locks at CES 2020

Igloohome smart padlock
Igloohome smart padlock (Image credit: Igloohome)

What you need to know

  • Igloohome announced three new smart locks.
  • There's a deadbolt, padlock, and keybox.
  • All three are remotely programmable.

Igloohome has announced three new smart locks at CES and they're all remotely programmable. None of them use WiFi, either, meaning they can't be compromised by an internet-based attack.

The lack of WiFi connectivity is made possible by algoPIN Technology, which means everything is handled on-device rather than needing to talk to the internet. The only thing that connects to a server is your phone

All our products feature the unique algoPIN™ technology which lets owners grant time-sensitive PIN codes to guests anytime, anywhere via the igloohome app. There's no need for the owner to be near the lock to do this, and guests do not need to download an additional app to receive these PIN codes.

Where this really comes into play is if you're someone who gives other people access to their homes regularly, like Airbnb hosts. If that's you, Igloohome lets you create new PIN codes on the fly and you don't even need to be near the lock for it to work.

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).

There are three new devices that feature this technology; a deadbolt, a padlock, and a keybox. They're all available to order now and cost $299, $109, and $189 respectively.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.