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  • Educational Information Regarding Smart Door Locks

  • When it comes to securing your home and your front door, a well-made conventional lock does the job just fine. However, a smart door lock adds an entirely new dimension to a lock’s utility, security, and overall convenience!

    A smart door lock essentially works as an electronic lock—using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or an alternative wireless—for your door. In most cases, you can either use your phone, an app, or a fingerprint on a touchpad to open the lock. Some locks can also be programmed to automatically bolt behind you as you leave. Smart locks offer one or a combination of these keyless lock/unlock options.

    There are many benefits to installing a smart lock, including:

    • Providing temporary access for deliveries, home services, or neighbors
    • Providing permanent access for family and friends
    • Prevent extra keys from floating around
    • Ability to monitor visitors with smart phone app

    Smart locks are designed to replace the bolt lock on your door. All smart lock apps have features that allow you to be alerted of who’s coming and going and allows you to send virtual “keys” to family, friends, and visitors such as delivery men. Smart locks are battery operated, with the average battery life lasting six months to a year – and, you’ll be alerted when the batteries need to be replaced so you don’t get locked out of your home!

    Despite the benefits, smart locks aren’t right for everyone, and you should always consider your specific needs before investing in any piece of smart-home technology. Please give us a call today with any questions or for a free estimate on adding a smart door lock to your home!