Friday, July 15, 2016

Look Ma- NO Combination Needed! Master Lock Takes Padlocks to a New Level! (review and giveaway)

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product, free of charge,from Master Lock,for review and giveaway purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.

Summer is reaching the point where many of us are already thinking about back to school, and the end to lazy days with the kids.

Some of you may be leaving Summer vacation houses/cabins and having to return home, others will be locking Summer items away in the shed for next year.

But how do you keep your summer gardening tools and outdoor equipment, or homes safe, without having to keep track of one more key (you know you have too many already!)?

Master Lock 4401DLH Outdoor Bluetooth padlock

With the easy-to-use Master Lock 4401DLH Outdoor Bluetooth Padlock, that's how!

This modern padlock turns your phone, or any Bluetooth-enabled device, into a key!
So no more worrying about forgetting a pass code or losing the key to your padlock! 

With an advanced, easy-to-use app, you don't have to worry about losing keys, forgetting combinations, or unauthorized key duplication. True keyless convenience provides greater control and flexibility as you share access with friends, family, colleagues and employees. 

This is a sturdy outdoor lock too!

Master Lock 4401DLH Outdoor Bluetooth padlock packaging

Master Lock does prove they are the most adept at locks, with the packing for this lock! I forgot to take a pix of the lock in the package, but the lock above is ON the lock (pun intended), and you have to strong arm it off with scissors or a sturdy knife. Then once you do you need to pull the paperwork OUT of the holder, as it contains not only your access code for unlocking the padlock, but the keypad sequence code as well!

Master Lock 4401DLH Outdoor Bluetooth padlock dimensionsMaster Lock 4401DLH Outdoor Bluetooth padlock in place
But once you get it off, and hold the lock in your hand, you'll realize JUST how sturdy it is! 

With anti-shim technology offering maximum security, this new padlock combines ergonomic features with strength, durability and reliability, making it suitable for many outdoor uses, including for us one sheds, gates, fences, storefronts, garages, cabinets and more. it also is great for use in residential, construction, self-storage, retail, property maintenance and other small business and service environments, where you need a shared lock, but don't want to have to hand out numerous keys! 

The lock size:  Width:2.22", Depth: 1.1", Height (including shackle: 5.29", Vertical shackle clearance: 2", Horizontal shackle clearance.9375", Shackle diameter .36". The OUTSIDE version, 4401, IS water proof as well! As you can see, it is a perfect fit on our shed bolt lock! 
 Master Lock Vault elocks app

The Master Lock Vault elocks app is available for in the iTunes and for Android. It is super easy to install and just as easy to use! You will need the instruction sheet with the padlock's activation code, in order to register your new lock and set it up. If you have a current vault account, you use it to sign in, if not it takes about 3 minutes to sign up for one!

Master Lock app screenI would recommend doing all of that BEFORE you go to place lock in place, that way you can make sure everything is working correctly, and you don't have to take your activation code sheet with you, as you need to keep it safe, as it also had the padlock non-app open code on it!

Once you set up your lock(s), which is very simple, you just input the activation code and the system will acknowledge it, and then the app will show it. Easy peasy! 

As you can see, your app screen will show you all your different locks, and you can change the padlock code, view the lock's open/lock history, guest addition/deletion, see battery life, tamper and low battery alerts. You can also change the time for when the lock will automatically relock. It comes set at 5 seconds, which IS pretty short. 

I really like the fact that the button pass code is shown, and changeable, so that in case you forget it, you have an easy way to retrieve it, no matter where you are. This is helpful if you want to give it to someone, and then after they use it, change it back again, so they can't re-enter. This is helpful in the situation where you don't want to have to enter a person and their email and log them under guests, but want to offer quick access, like to a repairman. The 4 directional button on the side of the blue tooth center, are the combo keys (up, down, left, right)/

                  When you open the app, while next to the lock, you will see this screen:

master lock screen acknoclwedge lock

It lets you know that it sees your lock and is ready to open it with a simple push on the screen! FYI, if someone tries to enter your lock, that isn't supposed to, the multiple unsuccessful keypad entry attempts will trigger not only email, but app notifications.

masterlock app unlock lock

Once you lock is unlocked, your app screen will turn green, as will you lock screen!

master lock app lock padlock

Once you replace the lock, and put it in the chamber, it will turn back blue, and your app screen will show blue as well! 

See? Easy peasy, and no combo needed!

In case you're wondering, the lock runs off both a CR2 and 9 volt battery. And the CR2 should last 5 years, when the lock is used in Touch Unlock Mode and 2 years in Swipe Unlock Mode with constant, regular use. That's pretty good! Your activation code sheet also shows how to change the batteries, another reason not to loose it!

The lock IS pricey (retail suggested price of $89), BUT never having to worry about loosing your key? And being able to allow access to anyone you want, WHEN you want? That is a HUGE time saver, and if you are using this for business, well worth the cost!

Kids can get the 4400D,indoor version, for school lockers too! It features a great Locker Mode that prevents an unlocked state when storing your cell phone in a locker, and only allowing keypad entry. Talk about smart locks!

Once again Master Lock is taking protecting YOUR valuables to a new level!

Once you try these locks, you'll be hooked!

And lucky you, I have one to give away to a lucky reader!

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One lucky BTHM reader will win their very own 4401DLH Outside Lock!


  1. I'd use it on our storage shed.
    Jennifer Rote

  2. I like it for the backyard shed.

  3. I would use it for one of our sheds.

  4. I'd use for the gate that does across my driveway

  5. My husband would probably use it for his shed

  6. I would use this for my gardening shed.

  7. I'd use the lock on my yard shed!


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