Our smart lock reviews reveal\u00a0that the\u00a0name might be clever, but the idea of a \u201csmart lock\u201d is right up there with other conveniences that only the 21st Century can provide. So what makes the OKIDOKEYS Smart Lock worth considering, no make that worth having? The fact that it does what you would want it to and doesn\u2019t require home repair skills that usually end up ruining something. $189.00 gets you the starter kit which handles one door \u2014 that might be all that\u2019s needed but if not, additional modules can be added later on for reasonable costs. Color schemes available too with the starter kit, courtesy of cover plates, should matching the interior decor be a big thing to you or yours.\r\nScrewdriver. Screws. Patience.\r\nRead the instructions, view the online video. You\u2019re going to remove the interior deadbolt (above the doorknob) then mount the Smart Lock module in place on the inside of the door in such a way that it holds onto the external key cylinder \u2014 none of this is visible from the outside of the door. After a plate has been attached, the module itself is lined up and connected, with a door sensor then connected to the module, followed by a sensor magnet. This is less complicated than it sounds but use of the instructions made it straightforward. Batteries are then installed and a recording of the serial number made. A button activation is then put into effect, with colored LEDs indicating the status (i.e., successfully aligned). I was then able to use \u201chard\u201d buttons on the module to test the door sensors door-opening abilities, followed by placing the outer cover on. I then had to register\/create an account on the OKIDOKEYS website. I followed this by installing the app and created a PIN to use.\r\nSynchronosity\r\nBecause my iPhone had the right sort of Bluetooth, I didn\u2019t have to physically place it against the OKIDOKEYS \u2014 also if I had a Smart-Gateway from the company, apparently I would not have needed to do this even if I had a non-BT 4.0 phone. A free license must be activated so that such functions as sharing keys, controlling OKIDOKEYS devices and managing individual users of the system (up to 10) can be enacted. This can be done through the website and also via the Apple\/Android app \u2014 with the app having less restrictions on control. But to fully use the system and not be constrained, the $24.99 yearly license will seem a good deal to most.\r\nI See Nothing\r\nThe outside lock looks normal so nobody is the wiser. There are 5 modes to choose from \u2014 activated from the Smart-Lock itself. These consist of \u201cNormal,\u201d wherein locking\/unlocking is done with authorized \u201csmart keys,\u201d \u201cPassage\u201d for the lock staying in the unlocked position, \u201cPassage with Tone\u201d where a sound is emitted each time the door is opened (requiring the door sensor to be in place), \u201cAlarm\u201d where unauthorized attempts to unlock the door sets off the sound (or if the door is forced open) and \u201cMechanical\u201d where no electronic features are activated. Plus you can add a Smart Reader (seen outside the door) which will work with the lock and let you use RFID tags (card, wristband, etc.) plus it works with non-smart cells.\r\nLook Ma, No Hands!\r\nBesides using the app to unlock the door when you are near it, you can also lock it, create send or cancel \u201ckeys\u201d for others to use with the door, receive notifications when the door is unlocked and get a warning that it\u2019s being opened from the module itself (an alarm). I liked the inclusion of\u00a0 having it re-lock itself after the door is closed too. For all its sophistication, OKIDOKEYS is a simple electronic\/wireless door locking system that only requires minimal installation skills. The big plus is the actual use it brings to one's home.