The Elecpro US:E is different to your standard smart lock. This model has a built-in camera with facial recognition capabilities.
With that it's supposed to be able to scan faces and compare them against a database you create of friends and family to decide if the door should be unlocked.
In addition to the facial recognition camera, Elecpro says the US:E can also be unlocked via fingerprint scan, a password, an actual key and a key fob.
That's a lot of potential ways to access this lock, which sounds convenient, but I'd certainly want to test it out to see how accurate and secure the facial recognition component is before attaching a face-scanning lock to my front door.
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