Smart door locks are one of the new technological advancements smart homes are starting to utilize more often. If you’re tired of losing your house key, looking for added security, want your kids to be able to access the home when you’re not home or want to let guests in remotely, smart door locks are what you need.
A smart door lock is just one more advantageous feature to add to your smart home — here’s why:
Remote Management for Convenience
With smart door locks, there’s no more worrying if you locked the doors or not as some models allow you to check on your phone’s app. Smart door locks integrate into your home system and allow you to manage your home straight from your phone or home automation system.
When installing, you’re usually able to keep your existing deadbolt hardware in place too, for an added layer of protection. Many smart-lock systems are very accommodating and allow you to have a spot for a key, making it easy to use for people who have trouble with technology.
Know Who’s Coming In and Out
Smart door locks can alert you when doors open and close, and some systems even allow you to give different people their own passcodes, so you know exactly who is entering.
You can also pair your lock with a smart doorbell camera, allowing you to physically see who’s at your door with the click of a button. The personalized passcode feature is perfect for kids, guests, in-home deliveries, or if you’re renting out your home as a vacation spot.
Enhanced Security and Safety
Adding a smart door lock to your home adds an extra layer of security. Are you still hiding the spare key under the doormat or in a flowerpot on the front porch?
There’s no need to keep up with a physical house key or hide one outside as a spare. Smart locks eliminate the need to make copies of physical keys, therefore, you’ll have fewer methods of entry to your home floating around.
Automate Smart Home Devices
A smart lock can be the cornerstone of an automated home system. The status, whether it’s locked or unlocked, can signal other devices to adjust accordingly. For example, if you unlock the door, the smart lock can automatically change the thermostat to a lower temperature and turn on the hallway lights.
You can choose Bluetooth, Zigbee, Z-WAVE or Wi-Fi compatibility for your smart door lock — whichever matches your other smart-home technologies. The range of Bluetooth smart locks only reaches about 300 feet, meaning you’re only able to control your locks when you’re in and around your home. Meanwhile, the other technologies provide access anywhere there’s an Internet connection, although the battery does drain quicker.
Smart door locks come in many different forms and styles to match your home’s needs. If you’re searching for the extra sense of security and comfort that smart locks bring, ETC provides many options to cater to your home. Contact ETC to learn more about our products and services.