To lock up we tell Siri to “lock the doors” and “turn off the lights.” Adding and removing people is done through an app instead of with keys. For a smart system, it’s dumb simple.
Aaron | Home Automation Architect
Smart locks are packed with features that improve usability. App access and codes are added and removed individually for greater control. Notifications can be customized so you know exactly when the housekeeper leaves and the kids get home from school. When paired with a smart doorbell, it is easy to let family, friends, and packages in when they arrive without being at the door.
Smart locks patch the security flaws of our traditional locks. Widely available ultrasonic lock pickers break open keyed locks in seconds rather than minutes. Smart locks communicate with bank-grade encryption and notify you when tampered with. If someone shares their code you know who it is and can quickly change it without replacing your locks.
Smart locks have proven their value through added convenience and security. Smart Locks have many new features including “time-window” technology. This enables the homeowner to share keypad codes to anyone they choose. These codes are valid only during customizable set times. For instance, the housekeeper comes every Wednesday morning from 8:30-10:00. In the easy to use app, you set the Smart Lock to unlock with the code “00000” from 8:30-10:00. Give the code to your housekeeper and never rearrange your schedule again. The Smart Locks allow for easy family access. You can choose to give your children access to the locks through the app. For family members who don’t have Smart Phones, your home’s original key still works. When you reach beyond a customizable radius of your home, the Smart Locks will automatically lock due to geofencing features. At the end of the day when you say “Hey Siri, lock the doors” you know you’re safe.