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How Do Electronic Door Locks Work

Electronic door locks are an improved and safer way to protect both public and private premises, as they have additional automation features such as remote locking or unlocking. With electronic door locks, you might remotely lock and unlock doors controlling whether they are locked or not. Doesn’t that sound awesome? However, how does this lock type work? Is there something you may need to know before buying one? If you want to learn more about electronic door locks, keep reading! Sure Lock & Key is always ready and happy to give you a hand whether you need an electronic lock installation or just the information!

How secure is smart lock

Electronic Wi-Fi door locks are the latest innovation in home security. These smart, hands-free home gadgets were designed with convenience and safety in mind. While they make homeowners’ lives easier, some people may still wonder, “Are smart door locks safe?
Smart locks from leading developers are reliable security devices - but only if you use them correctly. Just as a key hidden under a floorboard is not very secure, a smart lock with a 1-2-3-4 PIN will not provide you with all possible benefits. When operated right, smart locks can be even more secure than regular locks because keys are easier to lose than, let’s say, your fingers if you use a fingerprint lock.

Locked Out With Smartphone

Many smart locks work in tandem with a mobile app that allows you to lock and unlock doors simply by tapping an icon. Some offer a web app that allows you to control the device from your computer. Most apps allow you to add permanent and temporary users and set access schedules for specific days and times. Some smart locks can even store up to 100 fingerprints (50 users).
Make sure your smart lock records activity logs so you may go back in time to see who entered or exited your home and when. If the lock is equipped with Bluetooth, you need to be within range to control it. However, locks with a built-in Wi-Fi radio or a Wi-Fi bridge can be connected almost anywhere if you set them up with a router.
The latest electronic Wi-Fi door locks offer features like voice control and auto-lock. Voice commands through a companion app make smart locks much more convenient. For example, you may simply tell your phone to “unlock the front door” to disable the lock.
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Other features to look out for include electronic keyless door locks and touch panels for when you don't have a phone or keys. Signs of tamper and forced entry alarm you of possible break-ins. Also, push, text, and email notifications inform you in real-time when someone enters or leaves.
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Can Wi-Fi Front Door Locks Be Hacked?

Smart locks, like any other Wi-Fi-connected device, theoretically can be hacked. However, if you choose a smart lock from a trusted manufacturer and use a professional for the installation, it will be much harder to break in. Also, you shouldn’t be scared that someone would simply guess your password. If you don't choose your birth date or something like that, guessing the password is virtually impossible. It is also important to remember that burglaries are often crimes of convenience. So, an unlocked window or opened garage door is a more likely point of entry than your theoretically hackable electronic entry door locks.
On the other hand, smart door locks can be removed from the door with a flathead screwdriver. Because smart locks often work with existing deadbolts, this may mean that they have the same level of security as traditional locks. Some smart locks require the deadbolt to have certain characteristics before installation. For example, a smart lock can only work with twist deadbolts, not two-cylinder deadbolts. These limitations can make the home vulnerable, as the owner won't be able to install additional hardware for extra protection. If you choose electronic home locks, it may be better to settle on a version that uses it as an extra layer of protection for a traditional lock.

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Summing up

There is a lot to consider when it comes to electronic door locks for homes. We hope this article will help you determine what to look for when buying an electronic door lock. You may choose a lock that fits your personal security needs and budget. No matter which smart lock you choose, adding it to your smart home offers various benefits. Moreover, if a professional residential locksmith does it, chances are you will be much safer. Sure Lock & Key is always ready to handle any of your lock problems, questions or issues and make complicated things about locksmithing look easier.
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