Modern technology has made it possible to do pretty much anything from our phones. We can check our bank statements, video chat with people across the globe or even adjust our home thermostats from the office. The advent of this impressive technology has made our lives easier and made everyday activities just a little more luxurious.
If you’ve already adopted new ways to remotely manage your life, why not take it to the next level and bring your home security into the palm of your hand? Smart locks operated locks by your phone or other device are the wave of the future. What is a phone operated lock? Here’s what you need to know.
What is a Smart Phone Operated Lock?
A smart lock is a lock that is operated on your phone and also called a phone operated lock. These locks function exactly like their name—the locking mechanism can be controlled by your phone or through a web application.
Depending on the model you get, you may be able to keep your existing locks and simply have your locksmith install a smart device over it. Once the device is installed, you simply connect to it from your phone via Bluetooth or WiFi and sync them together.
Features of Smart Phone Operated Locks
There’s a wide variety of phone operated locks available on the market today and each have some pretty impressive features. Here’s a list of the things that smart phone operated locks can do.
If you’ve got your phone on you and the phone lock device you’ve chosen includes this feature, you should be able walk right through your front door without skipping a beat. The device will recognize your phone as soon as you’re close enough and automatically unlock itself welcoming you home with open arms.
Some systems give you the option to take a quick photo of whoever is accessing the entrance using their phone. This is a great way to monitor the comings and goings of people at your home or office, and a helpful way to monitor employee theft.
Remote Control via Bluetooth or WiFi
This feature is particularly handy if your kid forgets their keys one day and you’re stuck out and about and get locked out of your home or business. Phone operated locks have the ability to remotely unlock doors from anywhere and depending on your system, you can also use Bluetooth or WiFi to lock and unlock your doors.
Another feature of remote or phone operated door locks is that you’re able to set notifications on the door. Notifications will let you know anytime a smart lock has been activated by yourself or someone else. This is a great way to keep tabs on who is going in and out of your home or business.
Some of the more intelligent phone operated lock models all you to dole out as many “keys” as you’d like. What’s more is they’ll even allow you to put a time limit on how long that key will be granted access so that you can make your home or business more secure. For example, if you’re going out of town for a week and have hired someone to feed your cat you can give them access to the home only for the duration of your trip and not have to worry about getting your keys back from them when you return.
Smart phone operated locks are not only secure, but they offer great flexibility and control over your homes safety. Looking for help installing a new smart phone operated lock for your home or business? Contact us to get a quote or schedule an appointment today.