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10 Advantages of Smart Locks

Nov 30, 2022|

Home technology has made life more convenient and secure than ever before.

In fact, many of us can't imagine living without intelligent devices like voice-enabled speakers, home security systems, and smart appliances.

Smart locks are undoubtedly at the top of the list, and for a good reason. Smart door locks allow you to lock and unlock your door remotely through your smartphone or a central hub — providing convenient keyless entry to your home and enhanced security.

If you’re thinking about installing smart locks, read on to find out the advantages of smart locks over traditional key systems.

Vivint smart lock.
 

1. Lock and unlock your door from your phone

If you’ve been locked out of your own home, you know the inconvenience of forgetting your keys (not to mention the time and money wasted creating spare keys for family members and guests).

With a smart lock, you no longer have to worry about forgetting your keys or creating spare keys for other users. Smart locks allow you to lock and unlock the door through your smart lock’s keypad or smartphone without a physical key.

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2. Assign individual passcodes

Assigning individual passcodes for family members and friends can add an extra layer of security to your front door.

With a Vivint Smart Lock, you can assign up to 30 individual access codes for kids, guests, and house staff. This means you no longer have to leave a spare key under your doormat or in the flowerpot, which can put your home security at risk.

You can also change or delete codes that are no longer in use to ensure door access is safe and secure.

Young girl inputting the door lock code.
 

3. Know who’s coming in and out

With a smart lock, you are notified whenever someone checks in or leaves your home at any time — all through your smartphone.

This feature lets you check whether your guests have arrived, log in to see that your young children came home safely after school, and monitor when your housekeeper left the house.

4. No more hideaway keys

If you’ve ever left a hideaway key somewhere on your front porch, think twice about repeating it in the future.

Burglars know the most common hideaway places homeowners use to hide their physical keys, including the doormat, porch light, mailbox, rain gutter or spout, and even that fake rock you purchased specifically for the key.

A keyless lock is a much better alternative to hideaway keys. With a Vivint Smart Lock, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your front door is secured and protected without a key in sight.

5. Enhanced security

The probability of someone getting the correct four-digit PIN is 1 in 10,000. That’s the same as finding a four-leaf clover. Criminals don’t want to hang around your doorstep long enough to figure it out and risk being spotted by a neighbor or a surveillance system.

A passcode-protected entry is a great way to enhance your front door security, whether you’re on vacation, at work, running errands, or simply when guests are using the house.

Another great benefit of smart locks is that you can set notifications to help you remember to lock the front door on your way out.

6. Smart home automation

If you’re like us, you probably can’t imagine daily life without your smart home devices.

With smart home automation, you can control your home’s lighting through your phone, build a peaceful atmosphere with optimal system controls, and enhance the safety of your home with intelligent security — just to name a few benefits.

Vivint Smart Locks can connect to your existing home setup using an internet connection to let you enjoy a smart home automation experience that can make your life easier and safer.

Front door protected with Vivint products.
 

7. Integrates with other smart devices

Get the most out of your smart door lock by investing in a device that integrates with other security devices, such as doorbell cameras and outdoor cameras.

With a complete home security system, you can enjoy all the benefits of home automation while ensuring your home is safe and protected around the clock.

All integrated devices can be accessed and remotely controlled from an app or hub through an intuitive user interface that’s easy to use.

8. Control your locks with your voice

If you love the idea of controlling your devices with your voice, you’ll want to invest in a smart lock system that’s compatible with smart speakers like Google Home and Amazon Echo.

Besides enhancing your home’s security, voice-enabled technology can also make your daily life more convenient.

Ask Alexa to unlock the front door when your hands are full with grocery bags, or ask Siri to lock the garage doors while washing the dishes — to name a few options.

9. Quick and professional installation

When setting up an entire home security system, it’s a great idea to go with a professional installer like Vivint’s smart home pros.

This way, you’ll know that licensed and trained professionals installed your smart lock correctly, and it will seamlessly integrate with your existing smart devices.

If you choose to avoid the DIY route and contact an expert, you’ll also receive recommendations regarding top places to install your devices to get the most out of your home security system.

10. See who’s at your door before unlocking it

Seeing who’s at your doorstep before opening your home is essential for ensuring your home and family are safe — especially if you have young children.

Vivint Smart Door Locks integrate seamlessly with the Vivint Doorbell Camera Pro to allow you to see who’s outside. They also allow you to speak to guests and unlock the door right from your smartphone or hub.

Frequently asked questions

If you want to know more about smart locks and how they work, take a look at these most commonly asked questions.

How do smart locks work?

Smart locks are keyless door locks that connect to your home’s Wi-Fi network to allow you to lock and unlock the doors through a unique access code or your smartphone.

With a smart lock, you can remotely control your home entrances from near or far.

This way, you can lock and unlock doors for family and friends, get notified about front door activity, and even manage your door with the sound of your voice.

Do smart locks require a hub?

A smart hub is a touch-screen base station that ensures all your smart devices work together.

Through the smart hub, you can control all devices and perform actions from one location — whether adjusting the thermostat’s temperature, locking and unlocking the doors, or checking your live camera stream.

If you plan on integrating your smart lock system with other devices, you’ll want to connect all devices to a smart home hub like the Vivint Smart Hub.

Woman inputting the code to unlock her front door.
 

A safer front door with Vivint

Gone are the days when our home security depended on traditional locks and physical keys.

With a smart lock, you can forget about getting locked out of your home, hiding house keys in the flower pot, or paying a locksmith to make spare keys for guests and visitors.

If you want to enhance the security of your front door and start enjoying the benefits that come with a Vivint Smart Lock, get in touch with us by calling 855.822.1220 for a free consultation.

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