|Verfasst am: 22. März 2023 03:04 Titel: Here's why a smart lock should be the first smart home devic
Here's why a smart lock should be the first smart home device you own
If there's one thing in your home that deserves to be accessible from anywhere, it's your front door lock.To get more news about commercial security systems, you can visit securamsys.com official website.
Think about it: It's something that you use on a daily basis (at least, before social distancing was a thing) and it serves as the barrier that keeps you, your family, and your belongings safe from the outside world. Maybe you're not particularly paranoid about a thief in a ski mask stealing the antique vase that you don't own, but you've almost certainly turned the car around to double check that you locked the door at least once in your life. And parents are all too familiar with the struggle of getting a kid to keep track of a physical key.
A smart lock is a solution to virtually any of these problems. Depending on the model, you can unlock or lock with a toggle in the smartphone app, enable auto-unlock to unlock the door when your phone gets within a certain number of feet, use a voice command, enter a passcode, scan your fingerprint, and set a schedule to auto-lock at certain times every day. Guests can also be sent a temporary code or timed temporary access.
What can a smart lock do besides locking and unlocking?
Think of it as two-factor authentication for your door: Just as Gmail sends you a notification when it sees a login attempt from an unfamiliar device, a smart lock sends notifications if someone tries to unlock the door at a weird time (say, during work or school hours when no one should be home) or if someone is trying to guess the code or force entry. The real-time feed of who's been in and out can help parents or Airbnb owners keep an eye on when kids and guests are coming in and out.
Every household has that one person who never shuts the door the whole way. It's a fact of life. DoorSense is a quarter-sized sensor that mounts to a door or doorway and alerts you if the door is left ajar for more than a few minutes.
Smart locks and accessibility
Switching home security from the traditional lock and key to a smart lock can be freeing for folks aging in place (or others with limited mobility). Smart locks are lifesavers if a key is lost, and cross one thing off the “to do” list by locking doors every night at a certain time. Voice integration allows the lock to be controlled with a simple command rather than getting out of bed after one is all comfy. Caregivers or relatives having their own code is much more practical than handing out multiple spare keys.
USA Today spoke to a 68-year-old New York City resident whose apartment building made the switch to smart locks. Her main concern was, well, the complete reliance on technology. What about seniors who don’t carry a smartphone or folks who may have trouble remembering digits in a passcode? These barriers drain a smart lock’s accessibility quickly. In these cases, buying a smart lock that still works with a mechanical key if necessary is a must.
Aside from a few minutes with a screwdriver (that's usually included with your kit), installing a smart lock is no more work than pairing your phone with new headphones. After syncing your lock with a serial number or QR code, the app walks you through WiFi, PIN or fingerprint setups, locking schedules, trial runs, and everything else — no hardwiring necessary.