Perhaps you have been contemplating when would be the best time to switch to a smart lock and would it be really worth it? Here are some real-life challenges to ponder why should switch as soon as possible:
Have you duplicated your keys more than 3 times this year? If you keep on loosing keys or lending keys to your family or guests, then smart lock might save you a trip and your money and the worries the others may access your home.
Have you been locked out at least once this year? Either you forget your keys inside your house or elsewhere or you need to call for help or ask from someone your spare key.
Have you been hiding a spare key on your lawn, plant pot, lamp post or under a doormat? Anyone would an intention to intrude your home already knows where you possibly hide it. That is very convenient for thieves but that is not safe for you.
Do you have a spare room that you can make an extra income via Airbnb? Yes, Airbnb hosting is another source of quick and easy income that you don’t need to put much time and effort if you know how to monitor your guests' check-in and checkouts even if you’re away when you have a smart lock.
Have you moved to a new apartment and the locks need to be changed? Why would you go the old traditional door locks when you can have a deadbolt smart locks which offer more than just a deadbolt and keys. You can unlock with the keypad, via smartphone, fingerprint or smart card and backup keys with a smart lock plus an auto lock and alarm features to keep the intruders away and hands off your property even if you forgot to lock.
Despite the premium cost of smart locks, households had been switching to smart locks lured to its promises of convenience. While convenience is a big factor in choosing a smart lock, consumers should not neglect the security features behind the conveniences it offers. Let’s take smart locks operated with numeric PIN pad as an example. It is very convenient to unlock your door without keys with 4 or 6 digit PIN codes. However, it’s also easy for intruders to peek and spy your hand or finger movements to decode your PIN. It is most likely too that your keypad’s most used numbers are already indented with your fingerprint marks.
As you may have seen or personally experienced with our mobile phone apps, PIN Genie Locker or Vault PIN Genie offers a peek-proof patented PIN technology that reshuffles after each use, making it impossible for others to spy your codes. This is one perfect example of a convenient yet secure feature of an advanced and secure smart lock. You may want to hold that decision to switch for a bit and carefully study both security and convenience features of smart locks available in the market. Sign up our on our News & Blogs to so we can keep you posted on our PIN Genie Smart Lock features.