A Better Understanding of Smart Locks

A Better Understanding of Smart Locks

  • The Lynch Group
  • 01/7/22
It is crucial to protect your home. Smart technologies are becoming more popular and homeowners are increasingly turning to high-tech solutions for their home security.
Smart cameras and connected doorbells have become more popular, but not many homeowners know that smart locks can be installed on their doors. There are many options available for those looking to improve their home security.

What Are Smart Locks?

Smart locks, as the name suggests, are door locks with “smart”, connected functions. You can remotely lock or unlock the locks without having to use a key.
Many smart locks offer status monitoring, which allows you to check whether your doors are locked or open. There are some fully electronic smart locks that can be opened remotely but most consumer smart locks have a physical keyhole or a numeric keypad.
You can lock, unlock and monitor most smart locks using an app on your smartphone or connected hub device like Google Home or Amazon Alexa. Remote key fobs, similar to the ones found in most cars, can also be used to remotely control the lock. Some locks have biometric features that allow you to unlock or lock the device simply by touching a fingerprint reader.

Smart Lock Advantages

Smart locks can bring many benefits to your doors. Smart locks allow you to open the door remotely, rather than using a key. This makes it easier to get in and out of your house quickly when you have no hands or are in an emergency situation.
The remote control is also useful if you forget to lock your door before you leave the house, or if someone needs to come by to pick up something while you are away.
Smart locks give you greater control over who has access to your home, and when. Many models can be connected to other devices, such as smart doors bells or connected camera system. This allows you to see who is at your door and make the final decision about locking or unlocking.
You can include smart locks in smart home programs that you have programmed on other devices. This allows them to lock and unlock at specific times or when they are run. This will increase the security of your home by enabling the doors to lock automatically when possible threats are detected, or when you don’t need them.

Smart Locks Installation

Smart locks are usually easier to install than standard locks, but they may require more setup after installation. Smart locks can be used as deadbolts, but may also include the doorknob or standard door lock.
Additional components, such as a battery unit and solar panel, may be added depending on the smart lock model being installed. These components can be either integrated into the lock mechanism or may be separately.
After a smart lock has been installed, it must be set up to communicate with your other devices and apps. It is similar to pairing your device with your smartphone via Bluetooth. However, some users might experience difficulties during installation or integration into an existing smart-home setup.
Once setup is completed, the locks will work flawlessly using encrypted digital keys and a Bluetooth or wireless connection.

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