Smart Locks are an innovative and popular development in home security. They are Wi-Fi or Bluetooth enabled and offer lots of additional benefits over traditional locks, especially when part of a home automation system. Wherever you are in Bristol, Lower Costing Locksmiths can help with Smart Lock fitting and all maintenance required such as changing batteries and resetting codes.
Smart Locks are small electronic devices that can go over your existing lock, allowing you to ditch your house keys and unlock your door with either a fob, card, keycode, or turning your phone towards the lock, touching the lock with your finger or even your voice!
Ease of use
Most Smart Locks also support Geofencing, where they can be programmed to unlock when a trusted phone is within a certain range or lock themselves after a certain amount of time if you forget.
Further integration into your smart home
When integrated into a home automation system Smart Locks can do things like turn lights or the heating off or on when you leave or return to the house. With the ability to remotely control your lock as long as you have an internet connection there’s no more having spare keys hidden for service providers, guests, or family.
You can either unlock your door remotely or Smart Lock apps allow you to add trusted people, with the option to limit access hours. If you have a video doorbell you can grant access to unexpected guests after quickly vetting them via video chat. Your Smart Lock will also keep a record of access logs, great for when your teenager slips in after curfew again or being alerted if someone opens the door while you are away.
Smart locks are battery operated and batteries normally last between 6 months and a year. Your Smart Lock app will alert you when they need replacing. Many Smart Locks even have a clever backup system that enables you to plug a battery or even a smartphone into it to give it enough power to trip the lock, just in case the internal batteries die unexpectedly. A lot of Smart Lock models can also still be opened with a regular house key.
At Lower Costing Locksmiths we stock and fit the latest Yale Smart Locks & Brisant Smart Locks. Smart Locks are generally installed over your existing locks and we will happily assess these on-site to make sure they are suitable as part of our service. We love the added security and peace of mind a Smart Lock can give our customers and will happily have a chat with you about what Smart Locks best fit your needs.
We also offer Smart Lock repair and maintenance throughout Bristol and all BS postcodes. Although they can be a great help for people, there are a few ways a smart lock can catch you out. With extensive fitting, replacement, repair and maintenance experience, Lower Costing Locksmiths can quickly resolve whatever issue you may be having with your lock.