Smart locks are Wi-Fi enabled or Bluetooth enabled door locking solutions that allow access through different means fingerprint, passwords, voice commands, and of course physical keys. Unlike conventional locks, smart locks provide the convenience of remote access Different manufacturers implement different technologies including evolving technologies like fingerprint scanning and digital assistant support.
What are the features of a smart lock?
Smart locks come with customisation features so that you can monitor the activity at your doorstep. With Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, you can remotely update features and passwords. Here are some major smart lock features.
1) Remote control through a mobile application
Smart locks are linked to an application that you can run on your smartphone. You can use the application to remotely control the lock. It also informs you about the entries and alerts you regarding any activity.
2) Set limitations for access
You can set limitation for individual entry code. The limitations conform to a specific duration say hours or days. Thus, password holders can get into your home only during designated hours.
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4) Auto-lock settings
The auto-locking feature is highly convenient provided by most smart locks. This feature causes the smart lock to automatically lock the door if it’s left unlocked for a definite period.
5) Permanent and temporary entry codes
Smart locks allow you to set temporary and permanent codes keeping in mind different visitors like cleaning services, repair services, relatives, and family members.
What if electricity or internet connection gets interrupted?
Power-cuts and internet issues can occur anytime that will surely halt the functioning of the smart lock if no alternative power supply is available. As a solution, smart locks come with a conventional key port that you can use similar to a standard lock. If only the Wi-Fi network goes out, you can still use Bluetooth connectivity with your smartphone to get access to your home.
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