A smart lock is a way of securing a door without the need for a traditional key. Instead, they are designed to lock and unlock using smart technology e.g.
Smart locks work using a combination of wireless technologies e.g. Bluetooth, wifi etc. They also require a power supply, either battery or mains.
Digital keyless locks are not a new concept and have been around for a long time. Most people are familiar with mechanical digital locks which feature a button press keypad. These are still very popular and a great option for many businesses.
Electronic digital locks are the latest step in keyless lock technology. They first entered the commercial market in the 1980s and since then their functionality has continued to evolve rapidly.
Smart locks are increasingly popular as part of an overall integrated security system. Today’s smart locks are extremely sophisticated. They offer homeowners and businesses a high level of convenience as well as a wealth of useful features:
Although your home or business may not strictly need smart locks, it is clear that they can make life a lot easier!
Standalone smart locks are best fitted by a suitably trained locksmith as not all locksmiths offer this service. Depending on the model chosen, smart locks can be fully compatible with some existing locks types e.g. multipoint locks. However, your locksmith can advise you on what is best for your home or business.
Many people worry about how secure smart locks are. The good news is that they are as secure as traditional locks. In addition, some smart locks can incorporate and utilise advanced security features including:
However, as with any digital device, good practices must be maintained e.g. smart lock software and apps must be kept up to date, your wifi network should be secured with a strong password etc.
Smart locks are not for everyone, but for those who are ready to embrace smart technology and are looking for more convenience and functionality, they are a fantastic option.
If you want to find out more about smart locks and how they can enhance your home or business security, please get in touch. KLS Locks are experts in smart lock installation as well as other Smart Home Security Solutions.