The Pros And Cons Of Smart Locks
Your home security is one of the most important considerations for the safety of your family and possessions.
However, if you are looking to upgrade your old locks to smart locks, then you should carefully consider both the advantages and disadvantages of smart locks. Keep reading to find out more, and to see how Avia can help.
Using smart locks doesn’t have to be complicated - they can be so much easier than you think. You can sync your smartphone with your smart lock, which allows you to access your property remotely. This is perfect for letting in visitors even when you aren’t home.
When you’re away from home, you don’t have to worry about your security. As your lock is connected to your smartphone, you can check when your lock has been used and if your home has been locked after use. This is perfect for if you know people will be coming into your home to complete a job while you aren’t there.
Creating a more modern look to your home is easy with a smart lock - they can fit in with a range of aesthetics. Whether you have a new build home or something more traditional, a smart lock can update your look.
Keyless entry is perhaps the biggest benefit of a smart lock. This is easy for getting in with only your smartphone, but it also means you don’t have to leave hidden spare keys around for visitors or workers.
Reliance On WiFi And Batteries
One of the main downsides of smart locks is the reliance on both WiFi and batteries. If these are out of order, you won’t be able to easily access your home and your traditional lock will need to be used.
Dependence On Smartphone
If you forget your smartphone, or you are out of battery, you won’t be able to use your smart lock. This will leave you needing to carry your keys regardless.
One of the cons when considering smart locks is the cost. They are more expensive than a traditional key based lock, and will require a professional installation by an expert in the field. While your door is unlikely to need replacing as they can fit in with your existing doors, they will require replacement batteries every so often, which is an ongoing cost.
Now that we have assessed the smart locks pros and cons, you can see whether the benefits of smart locks outweigh the drawbacks for you. With Avia, you can feel a little more confident in making the switch to a smart lock, thanks to our seamless installation and secure smart door lock app to keep your home safe at all times.
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