What Is a Smart Lock?
Keys have been with us for a long time. The ancient Egyptians were the first to secure their doors with keyed locks—with the first instance of a lost key doubtless occurring soon after.
While lock technology has always evolved, only recently did it become smart enough to ditch those keys altogether. Thanks to smart home security technology, we can now enjoy keyless convenience with better awareness and control of who enters our homes.
An Alarm.com-powered smart lock, such as the new Quickset lock pictured here, gives you keyless access control from its numerical keypad or from your phone.
It also offers smartphone alerts about who’s coming and going, and 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.
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.
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 Alarm.com Skill for Alexa, you can securely unlock your doors too, using a Secure Command with a four-digit 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.
Activate our pre-set Away Scene, for example, and your security system arms, your front door locks and your garage closes, giving you a smoother getaway from home. —with the first instance of a lost key doubtless occurring soon after.