Smart locks are quickly becoming the go-to solution for homeowners looking to improve their home security. They make it easier and safer for you to access your home. According to a recent study by Security.org, seven in 10 home buyers are looking for a smart home, and 78% are willing to even pay more for a home with smart devices. This same survey found that “security and safety” were at the top of the list of smart device categories¹. So in fact, security starts just right above your welcome mat. These advanced locks offer a range of features and benefits that traditional locks simply can’t match. Here are five reasons why smart locks are the future of home security:
One of the biggest advantages of smart locks is the convenience and ease of use they offer. With a smart lock, you can unlock your door using your smartphone or an NFC tag, eliminating the need for keys. This means you don’t have to worry about carrying around a physical key, which can be easily lost or stolen. Additionally, you can grant access to your home to friends, family, or service providers without having to be there in person. With just one click, access authorisation can be managed directly in the app. In the blink of an eye, an authorisation is assigned, time-restricted or revoked.
Smart locks provide a degree of security and peace of mind. Traditional keys and even key cards are easy to lose or share around. Hence, smart locks include features such as automatic lock and unlock schedules and the ability to monitor who enters your home, with easy grant revocation as well as an access protocol. More on Tapkeys Security here.
With a smart lock, you can remotely control access to your home. This means you can grant access to family members, friends, or service providers even when you’re not there. This is especially useful for homeowners who frequently travel or have busy schedules. Stuck in traffic and have guests waiting at home? Send them a key. On holiday and your neighbour is watering the plants or forgot to close a window? Either way—send them a key directly on their smartphone. Maximum flexibility, right at your fingertips. Take a look at the full list of features smart access offers.
# 4 Offline capabilities
Locks that are offline-capable provide an extra layer of security, especially when thinking about power outages and lost internet connections. A scenario that most homeowners can relate to lies just a few metres underground. Even without the internet, the cellar door can be opened without any problem. Tapkey Smart Locks will still function, ensuring you will always have access to your home.
#5 Easy installation
Let’s speak facts: If you don’t have time to fumble for your keys, you really don’t want to waste time fumbling with the installation. That’s why many smart locks are designed to be installed easily, without the need for a professional locksmith. This means you can upgrade your home’s security quickly and without incurring additional costs. DIY just got a lot smarter.
Overall, the convenience, security, and added features of smart locks make them the future of home security. As more and more homeowners adopt these advanced locks, they are sure to become the norm. Regardless of the area of use – whether the entrance door, the meeting room or the closet door – the right product can be found super quickly.