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1. The Puck
The Puck is Lockdown’s heavy hitter in the logic enabled hardware catalog. This is going to be your go to device to give you the maximum amount of monitoring and protection. This little device which is about the size and shape of a Klondike bar packs a serious punch. In terms of the exterior, The Puck is equipped with both a high powered magnet backing and a physical mounting bracket to allow you to decide how and where you place it.
I installed two of these in my gun room, one on the exterior door and one in my main safe. On the door, I used the mounting bracket and within the safe the magnetic backer. The Puck also comes with a small magnetic button that activates the door ajar feature and triggers the various alerts in that category.
In terms of technology, I think I am in love with The Puck. I know I’m turning in to an old man when things like temperature and humidity monitoring are “awesome” to me, but I’m not even ashamed. Since my storage area is in my garage, I need to be more cautious about the atmosphere in my gun room than one would need to be in their home. With The puck, I can obsessively monitor the atmosphere inside the gun room or sit-back and let the app alert me to any drastic changes. I can also view recorded changes over longer stretches of time to view any recurring trends I many need to address.
An absolutely huge feature in my eyes that The Puck offers is motion disturbance tracking. Yes, The Puck will alert you when a door is open, but the motion disturbance alert gives you an early warning system before an intruder can even begin the process of trying to access your safe or safe room.
One more feature is that the puck can act like a security system, beyond the tamper alerts. There is a low volume siren built in to the device and it can be armed and disarmed within the app. This is great for when you leave home or town and want a little bit of additional peace of mind. It is absolutely possible as well to mess around with the third party apps I mentioned earlier to create a logic event that will trigger a much louder alarm if this device is triggered. It would take some work, but definitely possible.
As if these features were not enough, you can adjust an enormous amount of features directly within the app:
- Tamper and Impact Sensitivity
- Temperature and humidity thresholds
- Power saver mode
- Sound alerts for the alarm, door, and door sensor
- You can also decide the delivery method for your alerts with the option of app notification, SMS, or email. You can select one method or all three.
I’m also going to include the video that Lockdown created to give you a better sense of how the set up process works.
Pros/Budget friendly, easy to use, feature rich, sleek design
Cons/Additional door sensors would be great, High decible Lockdown compatible sirens are not available
Bottom Line/This is by far the most budget friendly safe monitoring device on the market
2. Logic Plug
The Logic plug is a, dare I say it, logical addition to the line of smart products offered by Lockdown. If you have a gun safe equipped with an internal outlet this will be a no brainer for you. The plug uses the same Wi-Fi protocol as The Puck and can be configured to toggle on and off when certain conditions are met. One use for this device would be to trigger the Lockdown Compact Auto Dehumidifier should internal safe humidity get too high.
You can do the standard “smart home” activities with this plug as well, toggling lights on and off or any other single switch electronics you may have. One thing to keep in mind is that you should never pair a smart outlet with a device that has a control panel, unless that device is also Wi-Fi enabled. For example, let’s say you have a dehumidifier that has a digital panel for control. If you pair a smart plug with that device, it will simply provide power to the device, but it will not turn it on. So, be sure you think through the devices you plan to pair with your smart plug.
Pros/Affordable, Easy to use, Logic app compatible
Cons/Only provides one plug per device
Bottom Line/When comparing smart outlet plugs such as this, the Logic Plug is as affordable as a a big box smart plug and will work with your Logic App. If you are buying in to the Logic system, you will want a Logic Plug
3. Wi-fi Range Extender
This is a great accessory for anyone who has lacklustre Wi-Fi coverage within their house. My house was built in 1925 and has plasterwalls that might as well be made of reinforced concrete. When the tradesmen were considering what to use back in the day, Wi-Fi connectivity was clearly not something they had to contend with and as such, they used the most durable solution they had on hand. This device utilizes a single band 2.4 GHZ connection which us perfect for broadcasting through dense walls.
Like the Logic Plug, the Wi-Fi extender is something you could by and use without the puck as a simple way to boosts your homes Wi-Fi signal.
Pros/Affordable, Easy to set up, 2.4 GHZ band
Cons/Cannot buy product in multi-packs for larger homes
Bottom Line/If you need to boost your Wi-Fi signal this is a great option
4. Logic Vault Door
I’m really excited for this product. When you get to the point of building a gun room, the final step is adding a vault door. Not only does it add security to your set up, but it also looks badass. While the Logic Vault Door is not available for purchase yet, we do know a few of the features to expect.
- Master Pin Access
- Up-to 9 Guest Pins
- 2-Factor Authentication
- Motorized Entry
- Door Alarm
- Tamper Alarm
- Impact Alarm
- Incorrect Code Alarm
- App notifications and alerts
- Access logs
- Temperature and Humidity Displays
- Much more!
The door will be available in various sizes with both left and right inswing or outswing.
Pros/Sleek Design, feature rich, secure
Cons/You must have a vault room to use this product
Bottom Line/The jury is out until product launch, but I cannot wait to get one!
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