What Is a Smart Lock?

kwikset bronze 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.

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