My office door hasn’t been locked in over a year. TEARDOWN, my office door right now has a pretty big problem. I’ve known about this issue for about a year. I just haven’t got around to fixing it yet, but today we are. So my office door looks like it is locked, right. You can’t get in it, but it has a pretty big flaw. So right now, the door is locked, and I can press whatever number combination I want, and it’ll stay locked. But no matter what, as soon as I press this button. The whole thing unlocks. And lets me into my office. Oh, kind of sketchy right, a door lock should keep the door locked. I have a bunch of broken phones in there that need to keep safe. So I reached out to my buddies over at anchor, and they suggested their most high tech euphony fingerprint scanning door lock. So today, we’re going to unbox it, take it apart, and then install it on my door, and hopefully, the problem is solved. Let’s get started.
So I figured this is one of those situations where it’s time to go big or go home and get a smart lock that does everything. This guy can unlock with fingerprints, digital code keys, or even Bluetooth, and the actual swap between the lock I have now in this upgrade will only take a few minutes. I’m going to take mine apart first, though, because that’s just what we do, and I want to see how it works from the inside.
Out of the box, these things are surprisingly heavy solid metal construction for both halves that lock.
. And it’s nice that the installation steps are clearly labeled on the smaller boxes. The deadbolt is universal and fits multiple sizes of doors. If you twist the head, it gets longer .. We’ll start with half of the lock that sits inside the door popping off the battery cover. There are four slots. Rabalais batteries are pretty regular. And on the back, we have ten Phillips head screws. Once those can pop off the mid-plate and start removing the four screws holding the motherboard in place before I can pull it out. However, I do need to disconnect the loudspeaker plug and the motor wires and battery pack wires, kind of convenient that the circuit board has labeled these rods right there on the surface. The motor that moves the deadbolt is hidden under another six smaller silver screws. The plastic covering can then come off, revealing the pretty cool looking internal gear set up inside the lock can be locked and unlocked manually from inside the house.
But when the electronics are used to like the keypad fingerprint or Bluetooth, the motor kicks on to move the deadbolt instead. The lock has a bH ma grade two security certification, meaning it can lock and unlock 250,000 times. You could leave your house twice. For the next 340 years, and the lock will still be mechanically sound.
I’ll make a follow-up video here in about 300 years or so. Hit that subscribes button, so you don’t miss it. We’ll see how the deadbolt connects to the two halves of the lock-in just a second. I’ve got the motherboard reconnected inside half of the lock all put together.
Now we can make our way over to the front side. This part of the lock sits on the door’s exterior, which means it needs to be extra secure from the outside. And since there are no visible screws, we’re off to a good start. Try only accessible screws are on the side of the lock that gets permanently attached to the door. So there’ll be blocked when the lock is installed. There are six screws. Once those are out, the back metal panel lifts, exposing the keyway ., which is where the very uniquely shaped keys can get inserted into the lock. These keys are particular with a curved half-moon shape and the key’s spikes in the center of that curve. They’re probably a bit more secure than the average key, but it also means they’re a bit harder to make copies of if they ever get lost. I’ll remove the thick rubber waterproofing gasket. This whole contraption is 65 water-resistant so that it can handle the outside elements. Another six screws are holding down the middle housing. The lock will also keep working in extreme temperatures from negative 22 Fahrenheit to 158 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s helpful that the batteries are inside the house in a more climate-controlled environment, the connectors inside the exterior housing are protected with this white rubber glue, and the board has five screws of its own, the backside of the board has led to light up the keypad, the numbers illuminate through the backside of the glass. The board also has pins on the underside that probably received communication from the capacitive touchpad with stable metal housing, a metal layer underneath the glass, and no visible exterior screws. It seems like a solid design. Breaking off the lock itself would take just about as much work as breaking down the door, and either way is more secure than the setup I have now. With everything put back together and tightened up, it’s time to install it onto the door. There is one micro USB port on the bottom of the law that can provide temporary power if the batteries die and you don’t have a key with you. But this port will not charge up any of those batteries. As far as installation goes, locks are pretty universal, and the installation seriously only takes a few minutes. Two main screws are holding my current lock to the door. Then I can remove the two smaller screws holding in the old deadbolt.
Once I pry that out, I can slip the new deadbolt into the same original holes that the old lock just came out. I’m doing all of this with just one screwdriver. The front half of the lock goes through the newly installed deadbolt, making sure that the wires are tucked underneath, and the middle backplate is set into place along with the two beefy screws holding both halves together. There is one plug that connects the front keypad to the back motherboard. Then the back housing can slide into the metal pins sticking out of the deadbolt. Then it’s all held into place with three screws if it’s owned.
Once all the batteries are in, we get satisfied. Welcome to up security please download the up security app to complete the setup. It looks like it survived the teardown ready to set up. Now on my particular lock, the whole my deadbolt goes was a tiny bit too shallow, so I just deepened it a little with a screwdriver and a hammer. So the deadbolt could extend all the way. I don’t think most people will have to do that part, but it’s pretty easy either way. I turned on my app, which I already have downloaded from my security cameras.
Calibration. Everything was pretty simple to set up the fingerprint scanning feature is the same kind of thing we’d see on a smartphone. It takes multiple pictures of your fingerprint, and it’s ready to go. The fingerprints are encrypted and only stored locally on the lock itself.
And there you have it. My office can now be locked and just 1.3 seconds with just my fingerprint. And there’s the code and the whole key thing as well. And the app on my phone, but uh, I think it’s a vast improvement over what we had before. Huge thanks to you for sponsoring this video. I’ll leave a link for this particular log down in the video description. Come hang out with me on Instagram and Twitter, and Thanks a ton for watching. I’ll see you around.