SwitchBot Lock Pro Review: Smart, Secure, and Easy to Install

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Smart home technology is designed to make our lives easier and more secure, and that’s definitely the idea behind the SwitchBot Lock Pro. This redesigned smart lock brings convenience and ease of use to your front door. I was lucky enough to beta-test one, and I’m eager to share my thoughts.

SwitchBot Lock Pro: What’s It All About?

The SwitchBot Lock Pro is a retrofit smart lock – this means you don’t need to replace your entire existing lock mechanism. It’s designed to work over your current deadbolt, offering smart home features and remote access when you pair it with a SwitchBot Hub 2.

Installation and Unboxing

This lock is incredibly easy to install – no drilling needed! The SwitchBot Lock Pro comes with the main locking device, mounting hardware, adapters, and clear instructions. Here’s what stood out:

  • No complicated tools: You won’t need anything more advanced than a tiny screwdriver (provided).
  • Thoughtful design: Adapters ensure compatibility with different types of locks.
  • Security: Hex screws to deter anyone from easily removing the lock.

Using the SwitchBot Lock Pro

Once installed, here are the main features I love:

  • Remote control via app: Unlock or lock your door from anywhere if you have the Switchbot Hub.
  • Auto-lock: Set your door to automatically lock after a chosen time.
  • Seamless app experience: The well-designed SwitchBot app makes everything intuitive.
  • Notifications: Get alerts about when your door is locked, unlocked, or even left ajar.

My Honest Opinion

I’ll admit I was a bit skeptical about the Lock Pro’s bulkier design at first. However, I can now confidently say the functionality more than makes up for it. If you want to make your home smarter and more secure without the fuss of a complicated lock replacement, I highly recommend the SwitchBot Lock Pro. However, for the full smart experience, the SwitchBot Hub is necessary.

Interested in the SwitchBot Lock Pro? Click HERE to learn more and pre-order yours today! I’m sure they’ll sell out quickly!

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Robert IT Engineer
I am an IT professional with over 30 years as a Network Admin. I love technology and have been an early adopter of many of the smart technologies. My first major early adoption was Google Glasses, I was able to be a part of the first 10k users to publicly beta test them. I decided to take my love and experience of smart home technology and share some of my thoughts and ideas to help others who are just starting out.

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I am an IT professional with over 30 years as a Network Admin. I love technology and have been an early adopter of many of the smart technologies. My first major early adoption was Google Glasses, I was able to be a part of the first 10k users to publicly beta test them. I decided to take my love and experience of smart home technology and share some of my thoughts and ideas to help others who are just starting out.

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