Technology is quickly revolutionizing the padlock industry and there seems to be a major shift from the traditional key and padlock systems to smart locks which requires biometrics or cards to allow access. This is not to allude that the traditional locks are no longer relevant but simply to appreciate the efficiency and the robustness in the lock systems brought about by advanced technology. If you are considering purchasing a padlock, below are the top five which should make it to the top of your list:
August Smart Locks
This is one of the most popular locks available in the market today. It is designed with a smart technology that is able to detect whether you are coming towards or going away from the door and it also knows when not to lock the door if you are just passing by. The lock uses Bluetooth technology with WiFi capabilities such as remote buzz ins as well as real time unlock alerts.
The clock is powered by 4AA batteries able to work for several days without any replacement. August Smart Lock is your perfect replacement for the current deadbolt locks and it is available in major lock retail outlets and selected locksmith companies like Panda Locksmiths in Chicago.
Kwikset Kevo & Kevo Plus
This is rather a discreet smart door lock with almost similar features to the standard deadbolt locks. Kwikset Kevo is a Bluetooth only lock and it’s also a perfect replacement for your current deadbolt locks. It works by touch – you only need to tap it and it will lock or unlock provided that your key fob or Smartphone is nearby. Each set comes with two physical keys, two electronic keys, and unlimited 24 hour guest keys. You can however get extra eKeys at a cost of $1.99.
Kwikset Kevo Plus is an upgrade of the initial Kwikset Kevo lock which comes with more advanced features such as the capability to connect with your home’s WIFI network and internet connection. With these advanced features, homeowners will be able to unlock the doors remotely and also know the people who have had access to the homes in real time.
Lockitron Bolt is one of the most affordable smart locks in the industry at the moment. It is also a Bluetooth only lock that can make a great and affordable replacement for your deadbolt locks. It has the ability to sense your approach and automatically unlock the door for you. It provides a good option for renters since you can easily match the physical lock settings to any key. Lockitron Bolt also has provisions for WIFI functionality to allow the lock to give real time alerts on the locking and unlocking of the door.
Goji Smart Lock
Goji Smart Lock is another great addition of cool smart locks into the industry. It is packed with very nice features including an on-lock welcome screen to welcome you back home. Lockitron Bolt uses both Bluetooth for fob proximity and Smartphone unlocking as well as a WIFI for remote control unlocking.
The lock manufacturer has a service call center to help all the customers who might experience a lockout with the lock. The other admirable thing about this lock is the fact that it is available in a variety of colors to suit the tastes of different customers.
Haven Smart Lock
Unlike the other smart locks which are fixed on the door, Haven is fixed to the base of the front door. It functions like a mechanical barrier which prevents entry to the house and is only operated via Bluetooth. It also comes with a physical footplate for releasing the door during emergency times.
These and many other smart locks are available at Panda Locksmiths in Chicago. For every purchase you get free installation services. Contact us for more information.