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Are Smart Locks Safe?

by Dale Dauterive

1. The Smarter the Better 

When it comes to smart locks, it is important to remember what you are comparing them to: Your regular lock. And the truth of the matter is that older locks aren’t that safe … and are quite unlikely to actually stop anybody from breaking into your home. It isn’t hard -- or expensive -- to pick a traditional lock, afterall. 

What about smart locks then? Compared to traditional locks, smart locks  offer improved security and convenience, and are a great choice for a wide range of customers, no matter what their home-security needs are.

2. Cracking the Code 

As we mentioned before, it really isn’t that hard to pick a physical lock. Digital codes on the other hand are much harder to crack.

Another safety bonus: If you lose your keys you either have to hope nobody finds them and uses them, or change all your locks. Changing the code on a smart lock is quick and easy, further helping you if you ever need to switch a code or password.

3. Forget That Rock 

How often do you leave a key under a rock for the house sitters while you are on vacation? Or maybe it’s for your kids if they forget or lose their keys on the way home from school. It’s a common solution, even if it isn’t necessarily a safe one -- anybody who comes by could easily nab the key and walk right in. 

A smart lock conveniently solves this problem. With one, you can easily lock or unlock doors remotely, removing the need for an unsecure low-fi key hideaway. Problem solved!

4. One Step Ahead 

Another downside of traditional locks is that they never change -- if someone figures out a way to break into a lock, they can do it for almost any lock easily. 

Smart locks on the other hard are a different story. If a security flaw is found, a simple update can be sent out to patch whatever vulnerability there is, meaning your smart lock can always stay one step ahead of the slim chance that somebody is trying to hack into it.

5. Electronic Deterrent 

As more and more people opt for home security systems, breaks-ins have continued to decline. That’s good news for everybody, but even better news for those on the tech up-and-up: Combine your smart lock with your home security system for even tighter security. Create a digital safety net around your home -- everybody inside will feel all the safer for it.

Of course, these are just a few of the ways that smart locks can help improve your overall peace of mind. Give us a call today and we’d love to walk you through all the current possibilities for smart locks -- and help you move toward a safer and more technology-based future!