We recently reviewed how much it could cost us to build a smart home. A proposal that led us to investigate prices and characteristics of interesting products, some of which are not very well known, within which intelligent locks occupied a primordial place.
Solutions were affordable and higher prices. A catalog of options that Xiaomi now arrives at, which does not seem to want to leave the niche of the market uncovered. If a few days ago we saw an in ear headphones with active noise cancellation and jack plug, now it’s time to talk about its smart lock, the Xiaomi Vima Smart Lock.
Manufactured by MiJia, one of the satellite companies of Xiaomi, this smart lock is curious, because although it is connected to our smartphone, it has the peculiarity of forgetting it for its use. No, we are not going to use the smartphone as a key as in other options.
To open the Xiaomi Vima Smart Lock we have to use one of the five coded keys that come with the bowler, a fact that leads us to think what is the novelty here, if any traditional lock we buy makes use of this system. It is, after all, another key to add to the collection.
The novelty in the Xiaomi Vima Smart Lock manufactured by MiJia is that the bowler hat is programmable. We can configure the lock from our smartphoneaccording to the needs. So we can between different functions, determine deadlines in which it will be inactive, determine which key can open and at what time or even make us use a combination of keys to open the door.
A system that also warns us if someone tries to access the house with another key or if we have left the door open and if we lose the keys, or any of the keys, we can configure the lock so that the set of those five keys do not have access to the door and offer the possibility of opening it.
It is a lock whose body can be adapted to the hollow of any conventional lock that we have at home, for which comes in four different sizes. A system that has an internal battery that does not require electrical installation. Also, if the battery runs out, it will notify the mobile directly.
Price and availability
Although Xiaomi is already present in Spain, many of its products are still not accessible and this was not going to be an exception. In the case of the Xiaomi Vima Smart Lock this is priced at 399 yuan, which comes to about 50 euros and will hit stores on January 24.