Securing your home is a concern for many. What if we told you that your lock can also make your home safer? This is what DOM offers with its DOM Roq connected lock. We explain how it works.
Connecting the opening of your front door is both tempting and a little worrying. If the good old key and the mechanical lock seem to be the most reliable method of entering your home, the connected lock can provide significant additional security and real comfort for managing your home remotely. This is what DOM offers with its DOM Roq lock, a concentrate of technology to make your home as secure as possible while maintaining the mechanical opening of your front door.
The connected lock: the advantages of a mechanical system, plus home automation
Installing a lock is not a trivial act, whether it is connected or not. It is one of the central elements of the security of your home. This is why it is important to favor brands recognized for their seriousness. This is the case of DOM Security, a group whose head office is located in France, and which has subsidiaries specializing in locks for more than 300 years for some of them. Recently, the manufacturer has offered a few models of connected locks, including the Roq model.
Hybrid device between the traditional mechanical key system and a motorized cylinder movement mechanism, DOM connected locks allow you to open your door without having to touch it (or almost). To put it simply, the DOM Roq lock is equipped with a motor that activates when you give it the order from your smartphone. The system then turns the barrel, your front door locks or unlocks at will.
Efficient and well-thought-out remote control
Because this is the main advantage of a connected lock: in addition to a traditional key, badge and code box system, opening or closing is done automatically from your smartphone, including from a distance.
Thanks to an extremely complete companion application, all passage information is available on your smartphone. So you can know:
- whether your door is open or closed;
- whether the locking mechanism is activated;
- if someone has entered or left the house;
- manage the automatic opening and closing of the lock;
- if suspicious movements have been observed on your door.
Better, via the application, it is possible to control the opening to third parties or for your relatives on a recurring or non-recurring basis. For example, if your babysitter is supposed to come home with your offspring every evening of the week between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., it is possible to open the door for him, or give him a badge that will only open your house on this slice. precise schedule.
The DOM Roq lock also detects any suspicious movement on the door that could indicate an intrusion attempt and sends a notification directly to your smartphone.
Security at the heart of the system
It’s up to you, after this alert, to call the constabulary or to trigger a pre-recorded scenario via the Tahoma home automation box from SOMFY to scare away any burglars, by turning on the light in your living room, for example. The DOM Roq lock was also designed in partnership with the company specializing in home automation. The guarantee of a connected, responsive and efficient system.
This security doesn’t stop at physical intrusions into your home. To communicate between your Wi-Fi box and your smartphone, the DOM Roq connected lock uses a Wi-Fi gateway whose data is encrypted end-to-end using the AES 256 encryption algorithm, one of the most efficient in the world. ‘actual hour.
The DOM Roq connected lock is equipped with a battery. In terms of autonomy, the manufacturer estimates that you can easily wait an entire year (or 3000 uses) before having to recharge the battery of your DOM Roq lock. However, if you find yourself short of autonomy, the mechanical lock with a good old key will take over. To be able to use your connected lock again, you will need to charge the battery via its USB-C port for about eight hours.
Installing a connected lock, it’s not that complicated
Installing the DOM Roq lock is relatively easy if you are not afraid to dismantle the current lock on your door. DOM has posted a very clear tutorial on its official website to explain how to do it. It is also possible to check that your door is compatible by consulting the manufacturer’s website and finding an approved installer near you, if necessary.
Finally, DOM provides a very complete FAQ to answer all the questions you may have.