With everyone doing all they can to keep their homes secure in 2022, many people may be unsure about what home security products they should be considering. Today we discuss 4 surprising reasons why Smart Locks are a must for your home.
Reason 1: Provides More Security than Traditional Locks
With home security becoming more digitized, you see less traditional mechanical locks, and for good reason. In 2019, based on the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, 62.8% of all burglary offenses were committed at residential properties.
Although lock picking is not the leading cause of burglaries in the United States which we will get into a little later, the (UCR) data shows it is still a threat. However, with Smart Locks, the most common forms of lock picking, such as Standard Picking and Bump Keys, become ineffective due to the biometric requirements (fingerprint authentication) or code entry required of most high-quality Smart Door Locks.
In short, to attempt picking a Smart Lock that requires fingerprint authentication, code entry, and is coupled with bank-grade encryption is not something most burglars have the patience or time to do.
Reason 2: Lock/Unlock Remotely
The ability to lock/unlock your door remotely may seem like a feature that doesn't merit being in the top 4 at first glance. However, there is an interesting statistic that may change your point of view.
In a special report issued by the U.S. Department of Justice, a survey was done analyzing the method of entry in a household burglary involving "unlawful entry" (entry that is not forced). The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) showed that 39.5% of all unlawful entries happened because of an unlocked door or window.
Yes…most people just forget to lock the door.
For those of us who are more visual learners, posted below is a graph for a more simplified approach to analyzing the data.
When we think about it, it's not that far fetched to imagine. On a day-to-day basis, we all have multiple things to accomplish on our to-do list, as well as numerous things we forget to do. So to say it's easy to forget to lock your door just seems like an understatement. That being said, with the most high-quality Smart Locks, you can lock/unlock right from your smartphone, so you never have to worry about that unsettling feeling of "did I lock the door on the way out?"
Reason 3: Affordable
When we think about features like biometric verification technology, fingerprint authentication, and other terms often associated with home security solutions. It's easy to feel that the only way to secure our home is to spend a lot of money.
Don't worry…. that's not the case.
A high-quality Smart Lock is not that budget-breaking technology most people may consider it to be. As an example, let's take a look at the newly released and recent winner of the "Mark of Excellence Award in 2022", the SECURAM EOS Wi-Fi Fingerprint Smart Door Lock.
When it comes to features, this Smart Door Lock has everything we need for home security and more. Coupled with its own SECURAM Guard App, the SECURAM EOS allows you to lock/unlock your front door, check door status, view history, create time-based codes for rental properties just to name a few, and everything can be managed right from your smartphone.
For a full list of The SECURAM EOS features click on the link HERE
But…what about price?
This Smart Door Lock has an MRSP of $269, but is on sale now for $169 on the SECURAM official website. So, it is possible to have high-security without breaking the bank.
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Reason 4: Convenient for Deliveries
In a recent article published on Forbes, 59% of consumers prefer to shop online. So, it goes without saying that the more we shop the more deliveries we receive. Smart Locks often come equipped with a feature allowing you to give a temporary access code to visitors, or in this case, those delivering your packages.
Having temporary access codes makes receiving packages easier than ever before. For example, on Amazon via the Manage Address Book, you can provide an access code in the "Security Access Code" field for the driver to use when dropping off your delivery.
Once the order is complete, you can simply change it for your next order or cancel your access code altogether. With Amazon and many other companies making use of Smart Lock features for delivery, it stands to reason a good Smart Lock will continue to provide more conveniences as this digital age continues to evolve.
Without a doubt, Smart Locks are leading the digital age of home security. From the security that comes with biometric verification to the peace of mind gained from controlling your access remotely. The convenience and affordability of Smart Locks make them the leading choice for home security products in 2022.
Maybe you're wondering, what else can I do to keep my home secure? Stay tuned for our next article, "Home Security Tips in 2022! 4 Things Every Homeowner Must Know!"