A Beginner’s Guide to Smart Locks
Locking up your home has never been easier.
Within recent years, smart locks have become one of the most popular home technology products in the United States, along with other connected devices such as full-security systems and home access control systems. According to NextMarket Research, the smart lock market will alone grow to a worldwide value of a whopping $3.6 billion by 2019.
Considering that nearly every American has a busy schedule that will keep them away from home for a long period of time, it is not hard to understand why technology that can control locks is becoming so popular.
Our experts at Keyed In LLC sat down and compiled a list of what we believe you should know about smart locks!
They work with smartphones
For most people, one of the absolute greatest things about smart locks is how they are compatible with smartphones. Once a user downloads an app that works with a smart lock, they can both lock and unlock the door from far away. This means that if a user begins a long road trip and forgets if they left their door locked or unlocked, there is literally no reason to turn around, go home, and check. They can just pop open the application and secure their home with their phone. Not only will this integration reduce stress, but it will also protect your home.
Multiple people have access
Imagine this, you are out of town for a month on an unforgettable vacation in Italy and you have many different people caring for your home while you are away. From one friend who is watering your plants to another that is feeding your fish and watching your dog, a different one is picking up your mail, smart locks make all of this possible. It does this by providing unique access codes to each individual so that no one else can enter the home. If you were following the traditional key system then you would need to venture to a key-cutting shop in order to get physical keys made for every individual that needs access into your home or leave a key outdoors where anyone can find it.
Smart locks and cameras work together
As mentioned earlier, security systems that utilize cameras are becoming more and more popular. Even if you have a camera already, a smart lock will strengthen your system’s features. For example, you will be able to visualize who is at your door and then you can decide if they can have access to your home or not. This would be extremely useful for someone that is not able to move well and must see who is at the door before letting anyone come inside.
When it comes to keeping your home safe, it is better to be overly secure than not secure enough. Trust professionals in the industry to assess your home’s situation, and collaborate with you to decide what precautions should be taken in order to protect you and your family.