You can use four different kinds of passcodes when using SwitchBot Keypad, including Permanent Passcodes, Temporary Passcodes, One-time Passcodes, and Emergency Passcodes.(10 Emergency Passcodes and a total of 90 other passcodes can be set)
Permanent Passcode: This is a passcode that is valid at all times. We need to set up a Permanent Passcode first before we can set up others.
Temporary Passcode: This is a passcode that can only be available for a certain period. The maximum validation period is 5 years.
One-time Passcode: This is a passcode that is only valid once. And can be set with a time limit between 1 to 24 hours.
Emergency Passcode: Should you use an emergency passcode to unlock your door, this action will be recorded and a relevant notification will be sent to a verified email address.
You can have a total of 100 Passcodes simultaneously, including 10 Emergency Passcodes and 90 Passcodes of other types.
Please note: This must be used in conjunction with a SwitchBot Hub/Ceiling Light to be able to receive notifications.
*How do I set up an Emergency Passcode and additional email alerts?
*You can also skip step 6 and add alert emails later. For more information, please refer to the diagram below.
Virtual Passcode: This is a built-in function that needs no extra operation. You can input a totally random number, as long as the correct passcode is included in the last 20 or fewer digits.
For example, if you set the passcode to 123456.
Example 1- 5846758 (123456)
Example 2- (123456) 849761
Example 3- 8639 (123456) 247
Passcode 123456 can be unlocked by entering it consecutively as shown in the example.
Example of a virtual password that cannot be unlocked (because the last 20 digits do not contain the setting password 123456):.
- 123456 x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
- x x x x x 123456 x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x