Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt

Warning: *privacy not included with this product

Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt

Schlage $249
Wi-Fi

Review date: 11/02/2020

This smart lock from Schlage connects to WiFi, which means you can lock and unlock your door from anywhere. Sitting in traffic and need to let your dog walker in? Just open the app and unlock the door. It also works with Alexa and Google Assistant, so you don't even need to get up to unlock your door when you're at home anymore. Just shout, "Hey Google, open sesame," and boom, your door will unlock. Is it safe and secure? As with anything with a constant connection to the internet, there are vulnerabilities. And what happens when your WiFi goes down? Are you, or the dog walker, stuck out in the cold?

What could happen if something goes wrong

Schlage may disclose your personal information with third parties for marketing purposes, which isn't great but also isn't uncommon. Unfortunately, we couldn't determine if this product mets our Minimum Security Standards because the company didn't respond to us. So we don't know what measures they take to protect their users. Not knowing that, we have to warn this product could come with *Privacy Not Included.

Privacy

Can it snoop on me?

Camera

Device: No

App: Yes

Microphone

Device: No

App: No

Tracks Location

Device: No

App: Yes

What is required to sign up?

What data does it collect?

How does it use this data?

Schlage may disclose your personal information with third parties for marketing purposes.

How can you control your data?

You can request that data be deleted.

What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?

Average

No known incidents in the last 2 years.

Can this product be used offline?

Yes

User friendly privacy information?

No

Links to privacy information

Security

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?

No

Encryption

Yes

Strong password

Unknown

Security updates

Unknown

Manages vulnerabilities

Unknown

Privacy policy

Yes

Artificial Intelligence

Does the product use AI?

Unknown

Does the AI use your personal data to make decisions about you?

Unknown

Does the company allow users to see how the AI works?

Unknown

Company contact info