Business Insider

Walmart, August team up to leverage smart locks for deliveries

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Walmart and smart-lock manufacturer August are testing a new service that will allow customers to authorize delivery drivers to leave packages inside their homes while they’re away, according to TechCrunch. This is an early trial, with both […]

Gizmodo

We Asked Five Security Experts If Smart Locks Are Ever Safe

An automatic firmware update broke LockState’s internet-enabled “smart locks” for around 500 customers earlier this month, including around 200 Airbnb hosts who use the locks to remotely manage rental access. Customers have to replace their locks or ship them back for repairs. (The locks can still be operated with a physical key.) Smart locks, like […]