3 Safe and Sophisticated Smart Locks to keep you Secure

Just like many markets out there nowadays, the lock market is a little oversaturated. You may think going out to get a lock is a simple task but if you’re reading this article, you’ve probably discovered it’s anything but – there are different kinds of locks for every kind of door, every kind of window and every kind of situation. So where does one start?

The first thing to do is to move away from your traditional locks and towards smart door locks. What are smart locks? They are not just ordinary locks; the biggest difference between smart locks and ordinary locks is that while ordinary locks require a traditional lock and key, smart locks make use of cryptographic technology to keep your home and possessions secure. Instead of a particular key being able to open a door – which can be exploited by anyone getting a new key cut, for example – the smart lock will only open for authorised devices via a wireless protocol. It’s now becoming more common for high end smart locks to additionally feature biometric identification technology, increasing their security.

Additionally, to make sure that you can rest safe in the knowledge that only approved people will be able to access your property – such as those who live there – you can also keep perfect record of who else has access, as you will be able to send keys with a specified time limit to other people who need to access the premises.

So what are some of the best smart door locks on the market? Here’s our pick of the top 3.

  1. August wifi smart lock

This deadbolt type wifi based smart lock is compatible with Alexa and Google Home as well as Apple HomeKit, and has an unlimited number of codes you can set. This is a smaller lock ideal for a small home or the design-conscious buyer.

  1. Schlage encode

This deadbolt Smart Door Lock model is compatible with Alexa and Google Home, as well as supporting Amazon Key system (which allows delivery people to place your packages safely inside your home) and featuring an in built alarm system.

  1. Kwikset Halo

Compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, this model features an intuitive system and a SmartKey system which allows you to reset codes as needed.

So there you have it – if you were at a loss to choose the right lock to keep your home safe, we recommend you go with one of our top three smart locks to keep you and your family safe.