Keys have been with us for a long time. The ancient Egyptians were the first to secure their doors with keyed locks. The first instance of a lost key occurring soon after.
Lock technology has always evolved. However, only recently did it become smart enough to ditch keys altogether. Thanks to smart home security technology, we can enjoy the keyless convenience. Giving us better awareness and control of who enters our homes.
What does a smart lock do?
A smart lock gives you keyless access from its numerical keypad or from your phone.
It offers smartphone alerts about who's coming and going. You can also set up automatic triggering of other smart devices like your lights and security system. You can unlock and lock it from your couch, your car or from work.
Goodbye keys; hello smarter front door.
Why choose a smart lock?
Installed as part of an Alarm.com-powered security system, a smart lock gives you the following:
1: Smarter user codes. Alarm.com lets you retire your spare keys and replace them with four-digit user codes for family and trusted visitors.
It's easy to create a code for each of your kids, your dog walker, or a contractor who needs access. Unlike a spare key, you can easily delete a user code or give it an expiration date.
2: Awareness and peace of mind. Alarm.com-powered smart locks can generate smartphone alerts when people unlock the door with their user code.
If your kids come home before you do, you can get an alert every day when they arrive. Alarm.com can even send you an unexpected activity alert if your door is unlocked at a strange time.
3: Voice-controlled security. With Alarm.com, you can lock up at night simply by talking to your Google Home or Amazon Echo device.
With our updated Alexa skill, you can securely unlock your doors too, using a Secure Command and PIN.
4: Scenes automation. It's easy to include an Alarm.com-powered smart lock into a Scene, where a single command controls many devices.
Our pre-set Away Scene, for example, arms your security system, locks your front door and closes the garage, giving you a smoother getaway from home.
How do I get a smart lock?
Upgrade your front door as part of a smart home security system from Gotcha Security. We carry a range of best-in-breed smart locks, built by trusted hardware manufacturers including Kwikset, Yale, and Schlage.