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With your smart lock you can take full control of your property

by on November 2, 2017 in featured item, Latest News, Lead Article, News you can use, Nuggets, Retail, Retail News

With your smart lock you can take full control of your property

Innovative technologies stably conquer the market all around the world. Computerized devices surround us everywhere – at home, work and leisure places. Some of them have already become an integral part of our lives.

Smart home devices likewise. They give homeowners a feeling of the much needed comfort and tranquility, however, even with these state-of-the-art gadgets it is nearly impossible to avoid emergency lockouts. On the other hand, the rapid tech revolution dismisses all these fears and troubles!

The era of lock-and-key system is gradually fading into history. It’s being replaced by modern digital devices that allow you to lock and unlock your front door with no physical key using specially generated PIN codes, fingerprints and Wi-Fi or Bluetooth signals.

According to study, electronic locks as part of automated homes are penetrated in more than 20,000 households all across the UK and it is expected that by 2021 the number of smart homes will increase to 2.34 million. As statistics show, over 25 % of British citizens have at least one smart home gadget. For example London locksmiths can help you to install smart locks at your place, as they go step by step with security innovations.

Digital locks are paired with mobile devices that control the lock and access to it. They use 4 to 6 digit codes, as well as passphrases and passwords in order to verify the house owner. The benefits of smart locks are obvious. And the first thing comes to mind when you speak about the smart lock is that you no more need a bunch of keys that worn out, get stolen, lost or broken (sometimes right inside the lock).

On top of that, there is no need to think about secure places to hide the spare key to avoid break-in and no need to leave your key with a neighbour to give an access to your guests or technicians you await. Present-day advanced technologies let you do the same old things in a new way – faster, more comfortable and sophisticated.

When your smart lock becomes part of the smart house you can take full control of your property, observing the cameras installed inside and around the house, checking notifications and status of the lock, receiving alerts for any monitored event and giving access to a third party.

Regardless all the benefits, smart locks also have their own drawbacks. The most important of them is power failure. Since many digital locking mechanisms work on electric current, you may experience much unpleasant lockout. The manufacturers, however, do their best to provide alternative to such gadgets: the market offers a variety of locks that runs on 4 x AA batteries which last from 6 to 8 months. These locks are connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth low energy, which means that you’ll be able to control the door lock even if the internet or power goes off.

Since our security needs are increasing and the smart home market is evolving, digital locks will be constantly strengthening their position and gaining more popularity among homeowners: the concept of the smart house seems appealing to almost 80 % of the global consumers.

 

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