With keyless entry and smartphone-controlled locking, a smart lock turns your humble front door into a hi-tech access point to your home.
Linked to the other smart devices in your home, automated and controlled through our smart security platform, and able to trigger alerts and actions on your behalf, Alarm.com-powered smart locks give you more versatility and value every day.
Here are four (smarter) ways to use them:
1: Lock & unlock remotely
Quickly lock or unlock your door through our easy to use smart security platform.
2: Control your locks with Scenes
Scenes are useful commands, with names like Home, Away, and Sleep, that activate several different devices at once.
With smart locks powered by Alarm.com, Scenes can include access control. Tapping your Home button as you arrive home will unlock your door and disarm your security system. Tapping the Sleep button last thing at night will lock your doors and arm the system, as well as turning the thermostat down.
3: Get automatic reminders for extra security
Did you know that one in three burglaries involve no forcible entry? In the USA, 500,000 burglaries a year are made easier by homeowners who neglect or forget to lock their doors and windows.
As part of an Alarm.com-powered home, your smart lock becomes a proactive defense against unlawful entry, triggering a smartphone reminder if you (or your family) leave home without locking up, or haven’t locked up by a certain time of day. These reminders come with a ‘lock’ command included, so you don’t even need to open your app—much less turn around and come home.
4: Give user codes for access and awareness
If your smart lock has a numerical keypad, your family and trusted visitors can open it with an user code.
User codes make access easy—eliminating both the problem of spare keys and the need for you to remotely unlock your door. You can customize them so they only work at certain times of day (good for a dog-walker) or expire on a given date. As well as making things convenient, user codes help you stay aware of who’s coming and going, with custom alert options that can tell you exactly who just unlocked your door.