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Smart lock – things to consider before installing one for your house

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The smart lock is the transform the traditional lock to convert it into the keyless door lock. It is easier to lock and unlock using a touchscreen code or through the mobile app.

Smart locks give the convenience and leave the unlocking easier especially when your hands are full to open the door. Most of the smart locks are connected to the Wi-Fi of your home. Smart lock run on battery power that charges through wireless chips, LED light and motor that locks and unlocks the door. The activated motor in the smart lock uses the significant amount of power from the batteries to extend or retract the deadbolt.

Things to consider when installing the smart lock

The door should close properly

Most of the older house doors are slightly misaligned. And this leads to not closing properly, or need to push the door slightly to lock the door. In such a scenario, the first thing to do is to ensure that the door closes properly before installing the smart lock. Hiring a professional locksmith to fix the misaligned door is the best way to fix the issue quickly.

For remote locking and unlocking of the door, the deadbolt will need to be extended and retract freely on its own. It should not get caught on anything else. Else, the smart lock will jam up and result in not working properly.

Thumb turn plates in the smart locks

The thumb turn in the traditional deadbolt does not take up additional space and it is unobtrusive. But the electronic built-in smart lock makes the thumb turn mechanism to be bigger than the traditional lock. And if the door has trim or decoration close to the lock, the fitting of smart lock will not be proper. If there is enough room around the lock, the smart lock will fit comfortably.

Check for the additional functionality of the smart lock

The smart lock is now customised with smart technology that allows the user to open the lock with the smartphone in person or remotely. It can also be used to monitor usages through alerts.

The locking mechanism of the smart lock is much similar to the traditional electronic locks. The upgraded technology adds additional functionality such as the unlocking the door from anywhere in the world through an app installed in the smartphone. There are smart locks that allow programming the lock to automatically open when a person with an enabled smartphone enters the defined zone, or lock the door when the smartphone leaves the building.

At Lardner Locksmiths, we offer a range of digital Lardner locks options to our customers throughout Croydon. Out digital door locks offer the low cost, easy to install security solution for buildings that require a reliable means of access control. The keyless way to enter business premises, homes & schools without the need for always having to carry a set of keys ensures the stress-free solution to our hectic lifestyle.