Smart Locks & Electronic Locks
These days more and more tech savvy people are installing Smart Locks (also called Electronic Locks) in their homes and businesses because they’re extremely convenient and provide the same security as a traditional deadbolt lock. Smart Locks can be controlled from virtually anywhere at any time with a smartphone and other devices and an app, and also have the added backup of physical keys and keypads where you can enter a PIN code to unlock them.
How does a Smart Lock work?A smart lock is a battery-powered electronic locking system that can be controlled via a keypad on the deadbolt, or your smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth technology. Bluetooth is the standard (and doesn’t require a separate hub), but some smart locks use Z-wave or Wi-Fi which require a internet-connect hub. Some of most common hubs are Amazon Alexa, Nexia, Samsung SmartThings hub, VeraPlus home controller, and Wink hub. Most smart locks store multiple unique access codes so you can assign a unique code to each person in your family or each employee in your business. Those authorized users can then open the smart lock by entering a PIN code into the lock keypad, entering a PIN code into an app on their smart phone, or waving their authorized smartphone over the deadbolt (with bluetooth turned on). Some Smart Lock systems can even be integrated into a Smart Home system so you can control you door locks along with your smart thermostats, smart lights, and smart speakers.
What Are the Benefits of a Smart Lock?The biggest benefits of having smart electronic locks are:
- You no longer have to depend on physical keys.
- You have remote access to the locks on your home or business doors and can change access privileges from anywhere at any time.
- You can integrate them into your Smart Home system.
- You can open your door without getting off the couch.
- You’ll be the envy of all your tech savvy friends.