Smart Locks. How smart are they?

Digital locks have come a long way since 2012 when I started my own business. They were mainly just pin code and key override entry, then went to fingerprint as well. Now we have smart locks that can be operated from the other side of the world by your phone as well as pin code and fingerprint if need be.

If you are looking at installing a digital lock we can help. We are local locksmiths in Joondalup, servicing the local area and throughout Perth.

A lady in yellow jacket opening her door to her house using an iPhone on her new digital locking system
Women opening her door with a new smartlock

Smart Locks. How smart are they?

Digital locks, also known as electronic locks or smart locks, are devices that use digital technology to control access to a physical space, such as a door or a gate. They typically replace traditional mechanical locks and keys with electronic components, allowing for more advanced features and remote control capabilities. The level of “smartness” of digital locks can vary depending on their features and capabilities, and the specific model or brand you are referring to.

In general, digital locks can offer several advanced features that make them “smart,” such as:

  1. Remote access control: Many digital locks can be controlled remotely using a smartphone app, allowing you to lock or unlock your door from anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection. This can be convenient for granting access to guests or service providers when you are not at home.

  2. User management: Digital locks often allow you to create and manage multiple user profiles, with different access permissions. This can be useful for managing access for family members, guests, or employees, and easily revoking access when needed.

  3. Keyless entry: Digital locks typically do not require physical keys for operation. Instead, they use methods such as numeric keypads, fingerprint scanners, or Bluetooth connectivity to unlock the door. This can eliminate the need for physical keys and provide convenience and security.

  4. Activity logs: Some digital locks can keep a record of access events, providing you with a log of who entered or exited your property and when. This can help you monitor activity and enhance security.

  5. Integration with other smart home devices: Many digital locks can be integrated with other smart home devices, such as security systems, video doorbells, or virtual assistants, allowing for seamless automation and control of your home security.

A lady locking her home with a digital smart lock
Using an iPhone to lock a door is simple with a smart lock.

It’s important to note that the “smartness” of digital locks also depends on their security features and how well they protect against hacking or unauthorized access. Like any other digital device, digital locks can have vulnerabilities, so it’s essential to choose a reputable brand and follow best practices for securing your smart lock, such as using strong passwords and keeping your software up to date.

Overall, digital locks can offer advanced features and convenience that traditional mechanical locks do not have, making them a popular choice for modern home or business security. However, it’s important to carefully research and choose a digital lock that meets your specific needs and provides the level of “smartness” and security that you require.

Need a smart lock installed? Joondalup Mobile Locksmiths will come to you you. Call us now on 0473 594 959.