Smart Locks: Are They The Future?

22 October 2020

Technology is integral in every aspect of our lives and this includes the home. 

Powered through mobile and WiFi connectivity, smart locks are the latest door locking system that aims to increase home security and usability. 

As a supplier or installer of doors, it is essential that you are up-to-date with the latest technologies to stay ahead of your competitors. 

In this article, we explore some of the latest smart door lock features that customers will be interested in when upgrading their door or door locking system. 

Smart lock features 

  1. Authentication control

Smart lock systems offer greater authentication control.

A smart lock can be unlocked through a custom entry code, a smartphone, or even fingerprint and voice recognition. 

Smart locks also allow you to provide visitors with authentication codes that allow access to your home – a bit like providing guest access to your home WiFi. 

Smart locks give a level of control that standard locks do not.

  1. Auto-locking system 

With a smart door lock, the stress of forgetting to lock your door is eliminated. 

Smart locks can include an auto-locking feature that means that your door will automatically lock after a certain period of time or when your smartphone leaves the proximity of your home, thus increasing home security and providing homeowners with peace of mind.

  1. Security notifications

Smart locks allow homeowners to enable security alerts that notify you when someone attempts to break into the property, but in some cases can automatically notify the police. 

This can result in faster response times and less chance of the would-be burglars being successful.

  1. Keyless entry 

Designed to scrap the use of a physical key, smart locks offer keyless entry. 

This means that whether you forget your key or you’d prefer to leave your key at home, there are numerous ways to unlock your door, without a key, whilst still keeping the property secure.

Benefits for installers

Together, these features offer an upgraded, innovative experience that truly can make a customer’s home feel smart. Offering a smart locking system can act as a great ‘optional extra’ that can be upsold to potential customers who want their door to do that little bit more.

The key to any successful installer is to meet the needs of your customers.

With smart locks becoming more and more popular, by providing smart lock installation, this enables you to add an extra branch for your business. Making smart lock installation a worthwhile investment

Above all, smart locks look set to be the future. With more and more people upgrading their homes to be ‘smart’, whether through light bulbs, plug sockets – and even the toothbrush – it’s inevitable that doors and windows will be next, and smart locks provide strikingly clear security benefits that are sure to win over the average homeowner.

TruFrame’s passion for innovation

At TruFrame, we are determined to be innovators in our field. This is why we continuously invest heavily in development, research, and the latest equipment. 

Like the home improvement industry, we are constantly evolving and so are our products. For more information or advice regarding smart locks, don’t hesitate to get in touch and our team will be happy to answer any of your questions or queries.