- They’re more convenient than conventional locks, allowing you to lock your home without a key.
- They offer a range of great connectivity options, integrating with other security systems such as cameras, alarms, and doorbells.
- They can make your home more secure by automatically arming when you leave, visually verifying who is at your door even when you’re away and providing a real-time log of arrivals and departures.
August Smart LockInstalling alongside existing conventional lock systems, the August Smart Lock is perfect if you’re looking for smart lock functionality but wish to keep your existing lock and keys. The lock can be set to automatically arm when you leave making it a great choice for families with kids (or forgetful adults!) August creates a wireless doorbell camera designed to integrate perfectly with the smart lock. This means you can check who is at the door and arm or disarm your lock, all from the convenience of a smartphone app. Nerds On Call can provide a complete installation and hookup, making sure your August products work perfectly together.
Schlage Smart LockSchlage Smart Locks are grade 1 certified, providing the maximum lock strength for a private residence. They’re also designed to be technologically secure, with fingerprint resistant touchpads and auto-locking functionality. While all smart locks are built to be secure, the Schlage Smart Lock is the gold standard smart lock for home security. Because this product requires a full lock replacement, getting the installation done right is a must. We can perform a full installation into your existing door, making sure your Schlage Smart Lock is will resist both force and tampering.
Control4 Smart LockThe Control4 series of Smart Locks provide all the latest smart lock functions without compromising on aesthetics. These locks are available in a wide range of styles with ten different metal finishes to suit any home. Many of Control4’s smart locks are built around Yale locking technology, making them one of the most secure smart locks on the market. Another great feature of the Control4 line of smart locks is that they’re built to work seamlessly with Control4’s entire ecosystem of smart home products which include entertainment, lighting, climate and outdoor security technologies.
Installing Smart LocksNerds On Call are smart lock experts. We can give you advice on product choices and can come to your home to provide a full installation—including hooking up your smart lock to other smart home technologies in your house. If you’d like our help you can call us at 1-800-919-6373 or fill out our contact form.
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Questions nerds often hear about Smart Locks
So which one of these products is the best one?
They’re all strong products, and they each have their unique advantages and disadvantages. Which of these products we’ll recommend for you is going to depend on your existing equipment and your unique preferences. Give us a call (1-800-919-6373) and we’d be happy to talk you through your options.
Are smart locks as secure as regular door locks?
Yes! Smart locks have come a long way, and the models above are specifically designed to be as strong and secure as a regular door lock. Combined with their additional smart security features, for most homes, smart locks are probably a more secure option than regular door locks.
Can smart locks be hacked?
Smart locks aren’t designed the same way as regular “Internet Of Things” products. They’re designed with a series of safeguards making it extremely difficult for their security features to be circumvented electronically.
Will my cat learn to use these devices and lock us out of our home?
Possibly. You’ll need to take this up with your cat.