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I am interested in a smart lock from my home's exterior door that has Bluetooth functionality and an app. It turns out that the app only works when the device and the lock are in Bluetooth range. Apparently there needs to be a bridge to connect the Bluetooth lock to Wifi so that I can truly have access to the lock from anywhere at anytime.So my Q is what is Bluetooth to Wifi bridge? Can you recommend a specific one? Is there a difference between Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)?
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Network Technician: Eric Ewing, IT Pro replied 3 months ago
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Network Technician: Eric Ewing, IT Pro replied 3 months ago

These bridges are typically manufacturer-specific; that is, a Quikset Kevo smart lock would require the Quikset Wifi Bridge, and so on. Which smart lock were you looking into?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
The locks I'm interested in are by Turbolock. I'm not sure why, their users manual is poorly written, the app is counter-intuitive and customer support is even worse. But the locks themselves sort of go with my decor more than others. Turbolock does not have a bridge on offer. I am wondering how generic is the idea of bridging from Bluetooth to wifi.
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Maybe. I am looking for a Bluetooth to Wifi bridge. And I would like to know if there is a difference between Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy?
Network Technician: Josh, Helpdesk replied 3 months ago

Have you considered a different lock system?

I have used the Kwikset Smart Lock and you can unlock it from anywhere (and do not need to be without range of it)

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Is that the Kēvo?
Network Technician: Josh, Helpdesk replied 3 months ago

No, the Premis.

Take a look here: https://www.kwikset.com/premis

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