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Altro is powered with 2 Rechargeable cells. Both supply energy to Primary & Secondary respectively. The cell status is monitored based on the usage and app notifications are sent to let you know when you need to recharge.
Altro Smart Lock makes your Smartphone your Smart Key and more. No need to carry around a bunch of keys anymore.
Communicating with your phone via Bluetooth, Altro detects your presence and automatically unlocks the door for you. Altro’s built in Wi-Fi capability allows it to operate remotely via internet.
You can log into your web dashboard to unlock the door at any time or you can install Altro app on any other phone and login to get access to your door. Remember to use the app in auto log off mode when using someone else’s phone.
Retail price of Altro Smart Lock is $230. However, by participating in the Altro’s crowdfunding campaign, you can take advantage of our special offers with up to 40% discount.
No, there is no monthly charge to use Altro’s online services.
Altro comes equipped with a set of rechargeable batteries. For Altro’s lifetime you don’t need to purchase another set of batteries. If you need an extra battery for safekeeping, you can directly order from us.
Altro runs for 10 months on a single charge, when tested with average 2 operations every one hour. An app notification is triggered when the battery level drops to 20% and blinking LED ring prompts you when operated.
Altro automatically switches to OPEN ONLY mode when battery level goes below 5% and powers itself using the secondary cell. After monitoring your usage habit for a month, Altro provides you with an improved estimate of number of days the battery will last.
Altro automatically switches to secondary battery when primary battery voltage falls below 5%. In this condition only unlock operation can be performed using app. This is to ensure you recharge primary battery and make sure you are not locked out of your home if both batteries die out. You can always use mechanical knob to lock Altro from inside.
Altro Smart Lock is battery powered so you don’t need mains power for it to work.
The door can be opened manually by turning the Knob or by pressing the button from the inside.
Yes, we are continuously working on expanding our network of custom integration through Altro’s open APIs. Experienced developers can also use these APIs to integrate with their smart devices.
Altro comes with the Auto Lock feature that automatically detects door status and locks it. You can enable or disable this feature from Altro app and also set the custom Auto Lock timings. Alternatively you can press the button present on Altro.
Using directional Bluetooth Low Energy antennas Altro detects your presence and exact position. After detecting, it authenticates your phone and unlocks automatically. Alternatively you can knock the door to open it.
Note: For added security, this feature will NOT work if you are present inside the door.
Altro uses directional Antennas for Bluetooth Low Energy to detect if you are present outside or inside the home. It has a range of 10 ft(about 3m) on the outside of your home. Wi-Fi has a range of about 50 ft(about 100m) in all directions. However, depending on walls and other disruptive factors range could vary slightly.
Altro can lock and unlock a door in under one second. But actual time depends on which mode the lock is operating on and your internet connection. In mode 1, the most common mode, it takes just 1 second to unlock. If Altro needs to communicate with Altro server to open the door if can take up-to 5 seconds.
You can control Altro from inside the house without your smartphone. You can use the Knob or button for locking and unlocking Altro from inside. We are working on a programmable Key Fob that can be used to lock and unlock Altro without a smartphone.
Altro runs on batteries and thus will continue working during a power outage. However, without Wi-Fi remote lock and unlock features will not work. You can lock/unlock Altro using local Bluetooth connection and using physical knob or button.
Altro continuously monitors its primary and backup battery and sends notifications to the App at power level of 10%. After monitoring your usage habit for about a month of Altro will provide you with good estimate of days batteries will last, which depends on how frequently Altro Is operated.
Altro uses 2 layers of encryption to provide you with maximum security. First layer of security is the default security layer provided by Bluetooth Low Energy and TLS1.2. Second security layer in implemented using Xsalsa20 encryption for communication of commands and status information.
No need to worry, you can mark the phone as Stolen on Web Dashboard and all the shared access keys will be automatically revoked from stolen phone the moment its online. You can use the same dashboard to grant temporary access to another phone to let you in. And fresh keys will be automatically generated and synced again.
Note: If your phone is not connected to the internet, Altro app will prompt for a 6 digit pin to open the door in offline mode thus eliminating the use of Bluetooth for unauthorized access.
Auto Unlock feature will only work if you are present outside your home. Altro uses directional antennas for Bluetooth proximity sensing which allows it to identify your presence as Inside or Outside and prevents false Auto-unlock operation.
All the traffic in and out to our servers uses Dual Layer encryption. Sensitive data keys and logs are encrypted for storage and transmission. Firewall monitors secure servers against un-authorized requests. All this information is stored in similar secure manner as your credit card details are stored online.
If you have to unlock your door in case of emergency, you can open your door quickly without your smartphone. Simply press the button or rotate the knob.
Altro fits on any door (Single Door Type) using the included self-tapping screws.
No, Altro is safely installed on the inside of your door. And no part of it is accessible from outside.
No, Altro uses 8 self-tapping screws that only require a Philips screwdriver. That's it, you're good to go in minutes! A power drill can come handy and reduce the effort to install Altro. We will supply alignment templates to properly align Altro on your door.
Altro uses rechargeable batteries, so for lifetime you don’t need to purchase another battery set. If you need extra cells. You can order batteries directly from us.
No. Altro is not an add-on to your existing deadbolt and thus is no calibration is required. Altro automatically detects its orientation and Door status using its inertial unit.
Altro can be used internationally. It uses only FCC, IC and CE and certified Bluetooth and Wi-Fi modules.
No, the perk cost only covers the cost of the item itself and not shipping charges. International shipping is complex and depends upon a lot of factors. After the campaign is completed you will receive personal login credentials to AltroSmart.com to pay for your shipping and finalize your color choice and style.
Approximate shipping cost will be $25 anywhere in Europe, Canada, Australia and the USA. Shipping cost for other countries will vary depending on your location.
Currently we have a beta version of Android app and we will be releasing both iOS and Android app at Launch. More platforms will eventually be supported, but in the meantime you can also use the web dashboard from your phone or any desktop.
Your smartphone should meet the following requirements:
- Bluetooth 4.0 or higher
- Operating System: Android 4.4 or higher or iOS 8 or higher (iPhone 4S or newer)
You can create Owner and Guest Keys with different type of accessibility from your Altro App. Access type can be of Permanent, Timed or Recurring nature.
You can issue unlimited keys to other users via App.
There are several possibilities to enter your home without a smartphone:
Install Altro app on your smartphone and start Add New Altro wizard. Bring your smartphone in close proximity to Altro and hit setup button. Paring will start automatically.
Altro uses FOTA updates to always keep Altro’s Firmware and Apps updated to latest security patches and product features. These updates are pushed from your smartphone to Altro through a secure channel and takes just few minutes to complete depending upon type of update being installed.
Altro is compatible with Android devices that have Bluetooth 4.0 hardware and that are running Android 4.3 or later.
Below is a list of devices that support these specs:
Note: Rooted devices and beta operating systems may create some security issues with the stored keys on your smartphone.
Altro is compatible with iOS devices that have Bluetooth 4.0 hardware and that are running at least iOS 8.x or newer. Below is a list of devices that support these specs.
Note: Jailbroken and beta operating systems may create some security issues with the stored keys on your smartphone.