Get to know smart locks and how they can help you keep your house secure

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If you haven’t checked your locks recently, then this is the best time to do them. Nowadays, we don’t know what kind of danger lurks around the corner, so it’s always a good idea to keep your home secured round the clock.

After all, you don’t want to lose some sleep because one of your locks is damaged or needs replacement, making your house an easy target for break-ins and other unwanted entries.

There are a lot of different types of door locks available in the market, and smart locks are one of them. If you aren’t up to date regarding home security, smart locks are the fad nowadays, and there are a lot of reasons people adopt this modern security technology.

What is a smart lock?

Smart lock is the newest type of door lock in the market that uses your smartphone as its key to have access with a single touch anywhere in the vicinity as long as it is within range.

Smart locks don’t only feature a lock, but it also adds wireless audio and visual surveillance. This is for you to keep watch of your front yard even if you’re not in the house. Also, it has a physical key, in which you can access the house when you’re not with your smartphone.

Smart locks have three different types of connection, namely: WiFi, Bluetooth, and Z Waves. Bluetooth is the most common among smart locks because of its longevity and range. Smart locks are getting more popular these days. There are trusted brands with plausible reviews from consumers, take your cue from Night Owl review.

Now that you know what a smart lock is, here are reasons as to why this type of security is popular among the market these days.

Increase of accessibility

Keys are one of the most commonly misplaced items in any household. With the use of a smart lock, you don’t need to worry about having to remember another physical key for it not to get lost.

All you need is a smartphone and a connection to access the doors in your house. Sure, a smartphone can also get lost, but having a small item in your possession, such as a key, is in more danger of being lost than your phone because of its size.

Guest access

If you are running a vacation rental company, you are going to have your property borrowed, such as your house. Having to give out a key is such a hassle since you have to go and meet your client.

With a smart lock, you don’t need to hand out a physical key; you only need to share the credential that you are using to your customer. Not only that, if you have bought the services of a dog walker, or a cleaning maid, this feature can also be helpful. Not to mention your friends and family are also going to benefit from this feature.

Increased security

As you use a smart lock, you are going to have a virtual key or a password. With this feature, only the person who has the code will have access to your property. Also, smart locks will let you generate temporary passcodes that are only usable for some time. This is to enhance security as you will have to give out your passcodes for other people like your friends, guests, maids, etc.

Alarm systems

All smart locks have an inbuilt alarm system that can be triggered if someone were to input the wrong passcode. If this happens, your door will be instantly locked, denying entry from anywhere in the house.

It will also give notification via your phone and will alert the police of a break-in. Not only that, some smart locks will emit a noise that will notify your neighbors that someone is trying to break into your house. This will scare away the burglar and they will immediately flee from the scene.

It can control other aspects of your house

From anywhere in your house, with the use of a smart lock and a home control system, you can control other aspects of your home like your thermostat and lights. Also, you can use voice activation codes for other commands as long as you are anywhere within range.

Voice activation

If you are a forgetful person, having to remember if you locked your doors and windows must be a nightmare. But with a smart lock, you can instruct your home system via voice commands on your smartphone. This way, you don’t need to stand up from your bed to double-check if any entry point in your house is secured.

Takeaway

Keeping your house secure is one of the essential things you need to do to avoid getting your property and family in danger. The world is a dangerous place nowadays, and it doesn’t hurt to add extra security to your house. Getting into the trend of having smart locks is a smart move if you want to have ease of accessibility with the right amount of security. That said, keep safe.



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