The most common type of lock in the world is known as the pin tumbler lock. This type of lock is extremely popular, but it may be one of the weakest types of locks out there. Certain brands have beefed up this type of lock, but smart locks are the best types of locks to improve your home’s safety and security.

In general, smart locks are a type of lock that connects to a Bluetooth device or a Wi-Fi network. Some smart locks may feature keypads or some other form of keyless entry. However, a majority of smart locks can be unlocked using your phone, a biometric scan, or even a voice assistant.

Overview of Smart Locks

Smart locks are growing in popularity as smart homes become more of a reality. Smart homes are the philosophy and process of automating your home’s systems such as lighting, blinds, air conditioning, and even security. The more systems that are centralized, the smarter the home.

Voice assistants like Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa allow for smart homes to become a reality. Smart locks are a part of that growing reality as many connect to Alexa and Google devices. With a simple voice command, you can unlock your front door for a loved one or set virtual keys for a temporary tenant to enter your Airbnb. This level of convenience paired with higher levels of security are making smart locks popular among homeowners.

Smart Lock Features

We have already discussed a few of the popular features that come with smart locks, but there are still many more to consider. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity are the most prevalent options among most smart locks. Other smart locks options include keypads, renter-friendly options, and auto-lock and auto-unlock functions.

smart lock with keypad

Additionally, you can find smart locks with the following features as well:

  • camera
  • two-way intercom
  • built-in alarm
  • optional key access
  • companion application
  • biometric scan

The features above are not found in every smart lock, but you can certainly locate the right smart lock for your home. Popular brands include Yale, August, and Schlage. You could also read our blog detailing the three best smart locks for your home. Smart locks are a great way to improve your home’s safety and add convenience to your life.

Installing Smart Locks

The process of installing these types of locks varies from each brand. Many of them require no additional hardware, while some may need a few tools to complete the installation. There are also smart locks apartment dwellers can use as the smart lock goes over the existing deadbolt. This means they can take their smart lock wherever they go.

installing a smart lock

Of course, some smart locks are more complex than others. In that case, you may need some assistance to install your new and improved locks. United Locksmith can assist you in installing your smart lock. Our technicians work closely with homeowners and even some businesses to install locks for their property.

If you aren’t sure which type of lock to choose, we can help you on that front too. We can walk you through the many different models we work with and go from there. Our technicians will never try to sell you more than what you need. We give you the facts about each lock and move from there.

Contact United Locksmith

When you want to upgrade to better locks, give United Locksmith a call at (832) 529-1014. A technician will discuss the many different options you have or install the locks you have purchased. Our technicians are professional, friendly, and highly experienced with various types of locks. They can assist you with your smart lock needs. You may also visit our residential locksmith page to learn more about our services.