Ultraloq UL3 Smart Lock Review

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The interior mechanism of the Ultraloq

Introduction

Welcome to my Ultraloq UL3 Smart Lock review.

Ultraloq is a smart lock that was created partly by a crowd funding campaign!

This is a next generation lock because it uses fingerprint recognition.

How easy is that? No keys, smartphones or PIN codes to remember.

The Ultraloq UL3 is as simple as it gets.

My reviews are packed full of information which I want you to be able to read quickly and easily.

Therefore I have used lots of tables and other shortcuts to help you make the right decision as quickly as possible.

At- a- Glance Features

Below, I have created tables which show the different features that this device has. I have divided the features up into different tables to make it easier for you to read.

Those tables are;

(1) Basic Specifications (2) Methods of Opening (3) Software & Apps (4) Home Automation (5) Security & Lock

(6) Design and (7) Installation

Each table has lots of information below it, which I have hidden, to save space on the page.

If you want to read it, then click on the “Read More” link.

Basic Specifications

Manufacturer
Ultraloq
First Sold
August 2016
Weight
5.5 lbs
Dimensions
7 x 6.3 x 3.5 inches
Warranty
Lifetime mechanical and
finish
Price

The UL3 uses fingerprint technology
The Ultraloq UL3 attached to a wooden door

Methods of Opening

Keypad
Smartphone
Key
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Fob/tag
Fingerprint
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This smart lock uses 3 methods of opening; number pad, key and fingerprint.

Keypad

95 codes can be stored and used. These codes can be 4- 8 digits long.

Key

3 traditional keys are provided. The keyhole is provided at the bottom of the lock which provides extra security against hackers.

Fingerprint

95 fingerprints can be stored and used. The technology is highly accurate and will identify the fingerprints of children and the elderly.

Software & Apps

iOS App
Android App
Windows 10
Browser

The UL3 lock doesn’t have any apps for Apple, Android or Windows 10 devices

The Ultraloq UL3 can withstand the rain

Home Automation

Home Automation
Apple Home Kit
Voice Activation

The Ultraloq UL3 is not compatible with any home automation systems such as Z Wave or Apple Home Kit.

Security & Lock

Security Rating
Privacy
Remote Unlock
Awaiting Certification
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Auto Lock
Anti Tamper Alarm
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Security Rating

The company have put this lock in to get a security rating but they are waiting for the results of the testing.

Privacy 

The ultraloq has anti- peep technology which stops your PIN code from being stolen.

It works by allowing you to enter a random string of numbers which unlock the lock as long as the string contains the PIN code in it.

Also, the touch screen is tough and will not show “wear” signs on certain numbers.

Auto Lock

The lock features an auto lock function. Unfortunately, this feature cannot be turned off at this moment in time.

Design

Weatherproof
Different Colors
Material
Zinc Alloy

Weatherproof

This lock has a rating of IP65 which means that its completely dustproof and waterproof.

 

Installation

One Tool
Existing Deadbolt
Voice Prompted Set Up
Power
x3 AA's
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One Tool 

The company believe that this lock can be installed in about 10 minutes.

Existing Deadbolt

This lock can be installed using your existing deadbolt.

Power

This smart lock is powered by x3 AA batteries which are included.

They are expected to last up to a year or for 8000 activations.

Should You Buy One?

To finish this review, I am going to finish by presenting you with a few pros and cons.

What are the Ultraloq UL3 smart lock’s strongest and weakest features?

Pros
Cons
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Uses Fingerprint Technology!
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Smartphone Can't Be Used as an E Key
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Many "Methods of Opening"
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Not Compatible Home Automation Software
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Official Weatherproof (IP) rating
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Unable to Remote Lock
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Use Existing Deadbolt
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No Anti- Tamper Alarm

Useful Resources for the UL3

FAQs

Installation Video

Programming Help Video

User Guide