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Smart Locks – What Are They and Are They Worth It?

Smart Locks – What Are They and Are They Worth It?

These days, it feels as though everything is becoming smarter. While not everyone is a fan of the increase in technology in our lives, in most cases these updates improve our lives and make everyday activities more convenient. But what about smart locks? Here, we take a look at what they are and whether they’re worth it.

What is a Smart Lock?

A smart lock is an updated version of the traditional lock. With a traditional locking system, you will need a key to enter a building – some windows also have key-based locks, or simply click into place. In order to improve security and reduce the need for carrying keys, smart locks are operated via Bluetooth or WiFi using an app on your mobile device. The traditional lock is replaced with a sensor or, in some cases, a keypad. This system can also be used on windows.

What Are The Benefits Of A Smart Lock?

A smart lock allows you to access your home using your mobile device, such as a smartphone. You can also monitor who is accessing your property when you are not at home, and can open and lock your doors remotely. This can improve the security of your home, and removes the need for hidden keys for visitors.

What Are The Disadvantages Of A Smart Lock?

Smart locks are not the perfect solution for every home or business. If you are using smart locks in a commercial building, all who enter will need access to the app or system and, in any case, they are reliant on WiFi or a successful Bluetooth connection. If these fail, you will need to use your traditional lock regardless.

Smart locks can be highly beneficial, but the expense of installing and downsides may give you pause. If you are interested in bringing smart locks to your home, then you need a qualified locksmith to recommend the best locking system for your home or business.

Lock, Stock & Barrel Locksmiths can provide you with all the information you need and a skilled and experienced Master Locksmith on the North Shore – get in touch to find out more and get your locks updated.

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