5 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to a Smart Lock

by | Feb 21, 2023 | Locks, Security Tips

In a constantly evolving society where humans are further connected to technology every day, it is becoming more important to upgrade your home’s security.

What are Smart Locks?

Smart locks are electronic locks that can be controlled and monitored remotely using a smartphone app or other internet-connected device. They work by replacing a traditional mechanical lock with an electronic lock that is connected to the internet. The lock can be locked and unlocked using a code, a mobile app, or by using a biometric identifier such as a fingerprint. Smart locks can also send notifications to the user when the lock is used, and some models have advanced features such as automatic locking, timed locking, and the ability to grant temporary access to guests.

Types of Smart Locks

There a several types of smart locks on the market that offer a variety of features depending on the desired functionality.

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Keypad Smart Locks

Keypad smart locks allow users to enter a code on a keypad to unlock the door that can also be controlled through a smartphone app. Schlage Sense is a smart lock that offers a combination of keyless entry and traditional key access. It features a touchscreen keypad and can be locked and unlocked through the Schlage app or with a traditional key. It is also compatible with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant.

Biometric Smart Locks

Biometric smart locks use fingerprints or facial recognition technology to unlock the door. Biometric smart locks are locks that use biometric data (fingerprint, facial recognition, iris scan, etc.) to grant access, instead of traditional physical keys or numerical codes. They provide a secure and convenient way to unlock doors and can be connected to smart home systems for remote access and control. Kwikset Kevo is a touch-to-open smart lock that operates using Bluetooth technology. It allows users to lock and unlock the door with a touch, or using the Kevo app. Additionally, it is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Smart Locks

These locks can connect to a user’s home Wi-Fi network or smartphone through Bluetooth to access the lock controls. August Smart Lock Pro is a smart lock that is compatible with most standard deadbolts and can be easily installed without removing the existing deadbolt. It allows for remote locking and unlocking using the August app, and features integration with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit.

Why Get a Smart lock?

Convenience

Smart locks are more convenient than traditional locks because they can be controlled and accessed remotely using a smartphone or other device, which eliminates the need for physical keys. They also often have features such as automatic locking and unlocking, scheduled access for certain individuals, and the ability to grant temporary access to guests or service providers. Additionally, smart locks can integrate with other smart home devices and can be controlled with voice commands.

Security

Why are smart locks more secure than traditional locks? Smart locks offer a number of security benefits over traditional locks. One of the main advantages is the ability to grant or revoke access remotely. This means you can easily grant access to guests or contractors, and then revoke it when they’re done. Smart locks also often have additional security features such as automatic locking, tamper alerts, and activity logs. Additionally, smart locks can be integrated with home automation systems, allowing you to control them with voice commands or through a mobile app. These features provide an added level of security, convenience and peace of mind compared to traditional locks.

Integration

How do smart locks improve integration with other smart home devices? Smart locks can be integrated with other smart home devices through the use of home automation platforms such as Amazon Alexa, Google Home, or Apple HomeKit. This allows the lock to be controlled using voice commands, as well as being able to interact with other devices in the home, such as adjusting the thermostat or turning on lights when the lock is unlocked. Additionally, smart locks can also be integrated with other smart home security devices, such as cameras and alarms, to provide a more comprehensive security solution. Some smart locks can also be integrated with home access control systems, allowing for remote access management and monitoring.

Ease of Access

How do smart locks improve your home’s ease of access? Smart locks improve a home’s ease of access by allowing the homeowner to remotely lock and unlock the door using a smartphone app, and also to grant and revoke access to specific individuals. This eliminates the need for physical keys and allows for convenient and secure access to the home. Additionally, some smart locks feature automatic locking and unlocking based on the presence of a smartphone, providing an added level of convenience and security.

Time Saving

How do smart locks save time? Smart locks can save time by allowing individuals to lock and unlock their doors using their smartphones or other connected devices, rather than having to physically use a key. This can be especially convenient for individuals who frequently lose or misplace their keys, or for those who have multiple people who need access to a particular building or room. Additionally, smart locks can be programmed to automatically lock and unlock at specific times, which can save time and effort for individuals who have busy schedules or who need to coordinate with others to gain access to a space.

Upgrade to a Smart Lock Today

If you are looking to upgrade your home or office security systems today, then contact us. Our professionals are certified and licensed. You can read about our lock installation service by clicking here.

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Jordan Matan Shoham is a locksmith technician with over a decade of experience installing locks, rekeying doors, helping folks in need with building and auto lockouts, and much more. He is the owner and chief operator of Level Up Lock.

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