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Smart locks are an innovative and wireless way to open locks, through biometric recognition, smartphone apps or fobs. Smart locks allow homeowners to enter their home without a physical key.

The movement towards smart home technology, or ‘home automation’ provides some homeowners with a higher sense of security. Smart homes can also help make every-day activities easier, from turning lights off at night to Wi-Fi controlled smart thermostats. Smart keys are an extension of home automation. We’ve put together a list of reason why people might need a smart lock:

  1. Security

If a homeowner’s priority is to feel more secure in their home, a smart door lock might put help put their mind at ease. There are smart locks with unique access codes or Bluetooth locks that allow authorised users to control external access.

Smart video intercom systems provide a visual solution to verify visitors and often include sensor’s that send push notifications to users’ smartphones when movement is detected outside. Their ability to record video and images and save in the cloud offer extra surveillance for cautious homeowners.

  1. Convenience

Most of us will lose our keys from time to time, it’s frustrating and can make the homeowner’s feel at risk. Bluetooth and Wi-Fi door locks, such as the BURG-WÄCHTER secuENTRY easy 5601, a smart keypad door lock system, mitigate against this risk and give homeowner’s a convenient way to control access to their home.

Smart lock configuration often takes place in a smartphone app or website, allowing you to give access to third parties with ease. This is convenient if you’re on holiday and have friends or family feeding pets, or if you’re at the office and your partner forgot their key.

  1. Communication

2-way wireless intercom systems offer full communication capabilities with HD video and audio. An example of this type of smart lock is the Comelit Visto Wi-Fi Video Doorbell Intercom. Its advanced features can be useful for people who never want to miss a visit. So even when you’re on holiday, at the office or in your pyjamas, you can communicate instantly with your guests through your smartphone.

Coming soon to Electric Locking Systems: We will soon be the main distributor of the new Danalock smart locks in the UK. They are the latest Bluetooth lock solution that allow users to control access conveniently from their smartphone. They are simple to use and easy to fit, making them ideal for homeowners. Watch this space!

Find out more about smart door locks at Electric Locking Systems or discover the other access control systems we stock. To get in touch for expert advice and recommendations, contact our friendly team on 01202 941050 or email. Don’t forget, there’s free delivery on orders over £60, and if you order before 5pm it’s dispatched the same day.