In this Ultraloq U-Bolt Pro Keypad Smart Lock Review, we will explain the complete features and advantages of using the U-bolt. The study has revealed that the U-tec’s Ultraloq U-Bolt Pro with Bluetooth and Bridge is a very useful and reliable smart lock you can consider for your home.
What is special about U-Tec’s ULTRALOQ U-Bolt Pro?
Smart-Lock-Systems are based on the concept of storing your keys as digital keys in mobile applications and control them wirelessly (Wi-Fi) through your smartphone. The mobile application is also capable of creating additional keys or temporary keys for family members, guests, close friends and home service providers.
Since these smart locks follow almost the same technology, there is no major difference in the features each brand offers. However, the ULTRALOQ U-Bolt Pro with Bluetooth and Ultraloq’s WiFi adapter named Bridge is distinct for its 6-in-1 keyless entry options to operate the lock. The brand confirms that the exterior and interior parts of Ultraloq pro-U-Bolt meet with US standard doors.
The options include the use of fingerprint, keypad, mechanical key and the U-Tec’s phone application. Then you have two more options which are part features of the app. They are ‘magic shake’ and auto-unlock.
You have so many options to unlock it; by fingerprint, using the passcode, or by simply tapping your phone. And then, of course, you have the traditional key and the ‘magic shake’, and auto-unlock.
The fingerprint mode is most common among elderly users and children due to its ease of use and less complexity. In that mode, the smart lock responds faster compared to other modes. Kids will love it as they don’t have to remember the password every time unlocking the door. And there is no risk of them share the passcodes with others by chance.
Similarly, elderly users prefer using fingerprint as it eliminates the difficulties associated with other modes like the keypad. Here, you just need to place your finger on the fingerprint reader at the centre of the keypad. The reader is very accurate and quick to respond.
How do you add fingerprints to Ultraloq?
Using the app and the keypad, you can add your fingerprints as admin. There is a provision for family members to register the fingerprint on the keypad
2. Keypad- Passcode
To unlock the door from outside, you can use the keypad by entering a user-defined 4-8digit code and press the Ultraloq Button. It has a capacity of up to store 60 passcodes.
3. Mechanical key
When the system fails to respond to other modes due to any reason like a drop in battery power, you have a mechanical key that can be used to open the door mechanically. There is a backup keyhole on the keypad to insert the key to unlock in such emergency situations.
4. U-Tech Phone application
With the U-Tech’s phone app, you can control the functionality of your lock remotely. Once installed on your smartphone, you can set up the smart lock on your door DIY by following the instructions on the app.
The main advantage of the app is that it lets you track the current status of your lock any time while you are out of your home. Similarly, you can unlock or lock your door remotely.
The mobile application extends additional useful tools for creating keys for family members and friends. It also allows you to create and share temporary EKeys & Code with anyone you wish.
Most importantly, every time someone uses the password, you will get a notification with details on your phone. The app also monitors and alerts you any unauthorised attempts or entry by anyone.
It also works with smart home devices such as Alexa, Google Assistant and IFFTT
How to Set up U-tec App
5. Magic Shake
What is magic shake and how it works? Magic shake is a simple and unique feature of U-Tec’s app, enabled by Bluetooth. Here, you just need to shake your smartphone to open your entryway.
By shaking the smartphone, the user activates the unlock command on the U-tec App, then the U-tec App will push this command to the lock through Bluetooth.
6. Auto Unlock
It is cool that the door unlocks itself when you approach the door from outside. The Auto unlock works through Bluetooth independent of the bridge connection. It utilizes your phone’s GPS to confirm that you are approaching the door and conveys the unlock command to U-Bolt Pro. So, you need to give permission to use your smartphone GPS in the phone Settings. You can set location permission to “Always” in the phone Settings. Your location data is only stored on your phone within the U-tec App.
The ULTRALOQ U-Bolt Pro is Ideal for Users of different ages
The 6-in-one option is very helpful for families with old parents and kids. Because each one of them can choose the option that is convenient for them.
For instance, your aged parents can unlock the door using the mechanical key or fingerprint; your kids can use fingerprint; your wife can opt for using the passcode/keypad. Finally, you can make your entry with the IFTT when you are within its range.
What is Ultraloq U-Bolt Bridge?
The Bridge is Ultraloq’s WiFi adapter that allows you to control the access to your door while you’re away from your home. You can also monitor all activity remotely. You will get smart notifications from anywhere. You can Unlock your Ultraloq anytime from anywhere and you can share Ekey & PassCodes from anywhere.
The facility to check your lock’s real-time status will help you immensely. So, there is no more worrying if you did or did not lock the door before going to bed. No more getting up at night to recheck.
Overall, it suits any lifestyle of your family to enter the home in a keyless way.
The ULTRALOQ U-Bolt Pro: Product Information
- Control and Monitor Remotely
- Auto Unlock & Lock
- Share Ekey & Code
- Voice Assistant Alexa, Google Assistant
- Works with IFTTT
- 6-in-1 Keyless Entry Smart Lock
- Product Dimensions: 2.95 x 2.95 x 1.22 inches
- Item Weight: 3.06 pounds
- Batteries: 4 AA batteries
- Size: U-Bolt Pro (Fingerprint Version) + Bridge
- Style: U-Bolt Pro+Bridge
Pros & Cons
- Multi options to unlock: Fingerprint, keypad, mechanical key and auto unlocking
- Ultraloq wifi adapter
- Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice control.
- Supports IFTTT.
- Easy to Set up
- Magic-Shake feature often ineffective (Beta Stage)
- Limited compatibility with SmartHome devices
What is in the pack?
The ULTRALOQ U-Bolt Pro Smart Lock comes with Bridge WiFi Adaptor, 6-in-1 Keyless Entry Door Lock with WiFi, Bluetooth, Biometric Fingerprint, and Keypad, Smart Door Lock Front Door, Deadbolt Lock Edition. And, the following are the list of items in the pack:
How to Install ULTRALOQ U-Bolt Pro
Check the door’s dimensions.
Step 1- Measure to conrm that the door is between 15/
16”~ 2 ” (33 mm-50 mm) thick.
Step 2- Measure to conrm that the diameter of the hole is 2 1/8 ” (53 mm).
Step 3- Measure to conrm that the backset is either 2 3/
8 ” or 2 3/4” (60 mm or 70 mm).
Step 4- Measure to conrm that the diameter of the hole in the door
edge is 1” (25 mm).
Step 5- Measure to conrm the depth of the hole in the frame is at least 1”(25mm).
Installing Bolt and Strike
Install Strike into the door frame
Installing Exterior Assembly
Step 1- Carefully break o cylinder tailpiece at the required mark for your door thickness.
Step 2- Keep Bolt retracted and the cylinder tailpiece horizontal. Install Exterior Assembly. Please do not insert the mechanical key during installation
Step 3- Align its two sticks with two holes on Bolt. The cable goes through the hole below Bolt.
Align its two sticks with two holes on Bolt. The cable goes through the hole below Bolt.
Step 1- Align its two sticks with two holes on Bolt. The cable goes through the hole below Bolt.
Step 2- Secure Interior Assembly Mounting Plate to Exterior Assembly using Screws D.
Installing Interior Assembly
Step 1- Remove the battery cover of the Interior Assembly
Step 2- Insert the connector of the cable to the socket on Interior
Assembly. Press the connector in firmly until it is
Step 3- Rotate the knob and keep it in a vertical position to stay
Step 4- Attach Interior Assembly to Mounting Plate and tighten 2 Screws E.
Installing the Batteries and Performing the Door
Step 1 Rotate the knob and keep it in a horizontal position to stay locked.
Step 2- Insert 4 AA Alkaline Batteries
Step 3- Install the battery cover.
Compared to many products with the same functionality, ULTRALOQ U-Bolt Pro Keypad Smart Lock is a valued smart lock at a lower cost. The Ubolt Pro is definitely a reliable lock with numerous adjustable choices to bolt and opens your entryway. In case you’re searching for the best-in-class keyless entry, this lock will serve your purpose.
What is the log capacity for U-Bolt Pro?
Does U-Bolt Pro work with accessories such as bolt from third party?
Probably some may work. But for best performance, use the original accessories.
What if I lost the paired smartphone?
Using another smartphone, you can log in to the U-tec App and change your account password.