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Firmware update blunder bricks hundreds of home 'smart' locks

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Re: IoT - where the S really is for Security

A physical button to revert the lock to a "safe mode" where remote/bluetooth functionality is disabled, but keypad access is still allowed would seem to be a prudent guard against this type of thing. But switches are expensive; some places have the nerve to charge you as much as $0.50.

Where would this button be placed and how would it work?

It can't be on the inside because the problem is the keypad doesn't work and the Airbnb tenant doesn't have a physical key.

It could be on the outside but then anyone can walk up, press the button and the property owner is prevented from gaining remote access.

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