Can A Smart Lock Change the Way You Protect Your Home?

With modern times, comes modern technology, and if you’re looking to embrace home automation - as more and more people in the US are – a smart lock could be a great place to start. Adding function and style to your front door, along with fantastic security and home protection, they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and while costing more than a standard lock, have many advantages that make them a sound investment.

Below are just some of the ways in which a smart lock could change the way you protect your home: 

  • Make losing your keys a thing of the past
By being able to control your smart lock from a remote location (with a plug-in Wi-Fi bridge that connects the lock to your network), you can lock and unlock your door from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. Keys become obsolete, and the search for keys that you’ve misplaced or that are buried among the bits and bobs in your bag, becomes ancient history!

  • Help you make a visual impact
Retrofit smart locks can make your front door look as if you don’t even have a smart lock, with the technology cleverly concealed inside, while stylish smart locks let visitors know you’re a modern thinking individual who embraces technology!

  • Enable you to keep your existing keys
Several models of smart lock can be attached to the inside of your door, enabling you to hang on to your existing deadbolt and keys, and save a little time on installation.

  • Give you the ability to let friends and family in when you’re away
With smart lock technology, gone are the days of making a copy of your keys to give to house sitters, dog walkers or friends and family when you’re away, or hiding them under a plant pot right next to the door. With a smart lock, you can distribute digital keys using the locks accompanying app and even control when someone is allowed to enter your home. Also, should you need to grant someone you trust access to your home when you’re not there, you can let them in at the mere touch of a button, from wherever you may be.

  • Eliminate the risk of stolen or duplicated keys
Physical keys are like a gift to burglars and intruders, and with many of us owning several copies of the keys to our home, the risk of losing them or having them stolen, is pretty high. With some models, you can even set your smart lock to lock the door automatically after a certain amount of time, or when your cell phone has left the vicinity.

The long and short of it is that yes, a smart lock can absolutely change the way you protect your home, and if you’re interested in upgrading your lock system to take advantage of smart technology, then you should talk to your local locksmith, today.