V2C introduces SmartLock, the new proximity locking and unlocking technology for the e-Charger

We introduce SmartLock, the new technology available in the Trydan e-Charger that redefines the way we interact with the charger, offering unprecedented connectivity and a smarter, more efficient charging experience.

With this latest functionality, based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology, Trydan is able to automatically unlock when it detects the proximity of a device such as a smartwatch, key fob, fitness wristband or…. even when it detects your own car!

How it works

Automatic unlocking and locking ensures safe and fast access to the charger when the presence of the paired device is detected. If the device moves out of range, the charger will automatically lock, except when an electric car is connected, thus maintaining uninterrupted charging.

In addition to this automatic function, users retain the ability to manually lock and unlock the charger via the V2C Cloud app, ensuring a charging experience adaptable to their individual preferences.

Benefits of SmartLock

Automatic, fast and convenient unlocking

Imagine arriving at your Trydan charger and, before you even take out your mobile phone, the charger is ready to charge your electric vehicle. With SmartLock, proximity unlocking is automatically activated when you approach with an e-Key (devices compatible with BLE technology).

Integrated security and convenience

SmartLock not only simplifies the charging process, it also enhances safety by automatically locking the charger when you walk away. Forget about worrying about security – SmartLock does it for you.

Extended compatibility with electric car models

SmartLock goes much further. As well as working with a wide range of devices, this smart technology is also compatible with some electric car models such as the Tesla Model 3 or Tesla Model Y. Let your own vehicle take care of unlocking the charger.

What is BLE technology?

BLE technology enables a wireless connection between Trydan V2C chargers and Bluetooth 4.0 compatible devices. This cutting-edge feature enables automatic unlocking and locking of the charger through detection of paired devices, completely revolutionising the charging experience.

By enabling the connection of up to five Bluetooth devices, BLE technology not only enables automatic unlocking and locking of the charger, but also provides user identification to generate detailed statistics, accessible exclusively via the www.v2c.cloud web portal or mobile app.

Compatibility with a wide range of devices

The versatility of BLE technology is reflected in its wide compatibility with a variety of Bluetooth 4.0 devices, from Bluetooth tags such as Apple’s AirTag to (Android) smartwatches and fitness wristbands. For proper operation, it is important that the device has a static MAC address.

Future updates will enable the functionality on new iOS devices.

How devices are paired

The pairing process is simple and quick: when you bring your Bluetooth device close to the e-Charger, it automatically establishes a connection with the nearest Bluetooth device or e-Key. See SmartLock settings for detailed instructions on pairing devices.

The minimum firmware version required to enjoy these innovative features is 1.7. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience all the benefits of SmartLock!

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