Did you know that a burglary happens every 25.7 seconds in the United States? This explains the exponential rise in the use of smart locks in homes in recent years. Why smart locks specifically? Such locks provide homeowners and renters with an enhanced and customized home security experience, allowing them to maximize safety at all times. Password, fingerprint, or facial recognition-enabled are much safer than traditional locks and dramatically reduce the risk of burglary.
Aside from improved security, a smart lock is also much more convenient than physical keys. No more running around the house or digging around the purse for hours looking for your physical set. All you need to do is remember a short code or in some cases, your fingerprint.
1. Wireless Lock
Wireless connection means you can gain control from a remote location. Such wireless smart locks can be connected to a mobile app on your phone, enabling you or your family to unlock or lock your door remotely.
A wireless lock is critical for those among us who tend to forget to lock their door when leaving the house. With just a click of a button you can lock your door, even at the opposite side of the world!
2. Mobile Alerts
Mobile alerts are critical when it comes to the safety of your home. Depending on the type of smart lock you choose, you have the option to be notified whenever someone enters your home or gets close to the entry vicinity of your home.
Mobile alerts allow you the ability to react in time. If you get notified of someone trying to break into your home, you can immediately call up the police to arrive at your home. In the meantime, you can find your way back home.
3. Keyless Entry
Keyless entries is essentially a system that allows entrance without the need of a physical key. Most smart locks are equipped with digital keypads allowing you or your guests to enter with a fingerprint or a short code.
There are both benefits and drawbacks with such a system. The benefit is, of course, not needing a physical key with you at all times. That being said, having a code for entry isn't so safe when it starts getting spread around. It starts with your grandma and spreads to your farthest neighbor. In the case where your code is no longer so secretive, you have the option to create a new one.
4. Smart Key
There are many benefits of a smart key. Smart keys allow you to reprogram your digital key code if for some reason you can't seem to remember your current code. The ability to change your entry code is extremely useful, especially if your code starts to spread around.
Similarly to a keyless entry system, a smart key may require a rejuvenation once in a while. To ensure maximum safety, be sure to change your entry code every 2-3 months. This way you keep your home safe and secured at all times.
5. Bump Guard
A bump guard provides an additional level of protection. If an unwelcome guest tries to gain entry to your property, a side locking bar (which replaces the traditional pin and tumbler design) will protect you against lock-bumping techniques.
Smart home locks have become very common these days. With the plenty of options available in the market, we are sure that you will find at least one option that will work the best for your home. Beside the lock options mentioned in this article, there are many other safety precautions that can be taken into consideration to create the safest environment in your home.
At Zig Zag Locksmith, we’re passionate about security and customer service. Our goal is to provide the best security solution to every single one of our clients. We offer a wide-range of services to both commercial and residential property owners around the Los Angeles area. Call us at (424) 203-6668 to receive a free consultation.