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Facts About Smart Door Locks
Wondering how our locks operate more intelligently? Here’s a list of common questions and answers regarding information on our smart locks for homes.
What is a smart home door lock?
A device, typically a deadbolt, that locks and unlocks your doors with wireless remote control operation. You can access entry without the need for a key by either a tap on your app or program it to automatically open based on your specific range of distance when you are near the entrance of your home.
Can I still operate my lock manually?
Yes, your lock will still come with functionality that allows your doors to be locked and unlocked with a key.
How does a smart door lock work?
Smart locks are wireless and connect to your internet’s wifi signal. One option of this connection is controlled via your smart phone app that controls the lock. Simply access the app, then choose to open or secure the lock. Another option for operation includes the ability to sync your lock with your phone’s GPS location. Based on the distance you choose to set it at will determine whether the door remains locked or unlocked. Your lock will then behave according to your location (provided by your phone’s GPS). You can also give friends or family access to your home at anytime through the app regardless of where you are located.
What happens if my smart phone is stolen and someone heads straight for my home?
If your phone is misplaced or stolen, there’s no need for concern. Your account that controls your smart home also gives you online access to control it’s functionality. In this scenario, simply log into your account and de-activate your home’s door locks so they will only function manually with a key. If you prefer to ensure an even stricter form of preventing access, we can program your locks to only operate if in fact your phone is unlocked. The choices and options are up to you.
Can I have multiple doors with locks, but operate and control each one individually?
Yes, every door in your home can have an electric smart lock. One of the more brilliant features of this is the ability to control each lock independently. For example, let’s say you hire a contractor to service an area of your home, but you only want to allow them access to a specific room, with a smart door lock system for your home, this is possible!
What types of security features are included?
Aside from assurance should you forget or wonder if you locked your doors, there is also the benefit of monitoring your door via notification should someone enter or leave. For example, let’s assume you want to know the exact time your kids enter and leave your home. With your smart lock system, you can have instant notification for security and peace of mind.
What are the benefits of installing these locks in my home?
No more trying to carry groceries and find your keys all at the same time because your door unlocks automatically now.
Never wonder again if you forgot to lock up after leaving. Simply look at your app and determine if all is secure. Additionally, get instant notification as soon as your doors have been opened.
Allow anyone, regardless of your specific location to have access to your home by simply unlocking it for them. If they can’t lock up after leaving, no worries, you can do that for them as well! Want to take it a step further? Let’s look at this example. Let’s say your in-laws are visiting for the weekend. You’ll have the ability to offer them a virtual key, which allows them access to your home based on dates and or time of day. Simply tell your app to send them a text message and they’ll be able to download the virtual key and use it for the time period you authorize.
What are some of the common concerns about the locks not functioning? Also, how are these concerns overcome with manual options?
The only real concern we are asked about is the fact that the smart locks are battery powered. All smart lock installations we provide still allow you to use a key manually in case your battery ever does die. However, to prevent this from ever happening, the lock will alert you through the app that the batteries are low and need replaced. The general life span of the lock’s battery is approximately 1 year for the average household’s usage.
What are my options for controlling the door locks in my home?
The options you have to control your locks include the app, online access, manually with a key as well as voice activated control.
How are the door locks powered?
They are battery powered. Most last approximately one full year before needing to be replaced. You’ll never wonder if you have enough power remaining because you’ll be notified via the app that you’re running low on power.
Can individual door locks be programmed to be operated by individual people?
Yes, you can grant access for all or only specific door locks for specific users. For example, let’s assume you have a room within your home that only you want to be able to access (maybe your secret dungeon). Within your settings you can set this preference to maintain your accessible restrictions.
Secure Your Home In Lexington With Smarter Locks Installed By My Home IQ
With all the options and features that are included, none of it matters if your home can’t communicate and be controlled as you see fit.
This is where our services for installing smart door locks in Lexington, KY become an asset for our clients.
Our technicians not only understand how to integrate the technology, but they also take the time to help you learn and better understand how your home’s locks can be operated.
This is one of the many reasons why our happy clients feel confident in securing their home with our devices. Trust My Home IQ to install automated door locks that offer convenience and security for your entire family.
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