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The topic of this article is smart lock technology, or what we call in the industry – electronic deadbolts.
Currently, between 10-20% of the homeowners we work with invest in them. Some are already aware of the benefits, and others do it because once they discover these products, they recognize them as a worthwhile upgrade for their Custom Fiberglass Entry Doors.
We carry two product lines: Kwikset & EMtek.
Those who haven’t heard about them typically become aware once they get to the part of the process with us where they’re choosing the perfect hardware.
In brief, along with being able to give family and friends a code rather than physical keys they have to keep track of, their benefits include:
- Being able to access your home at any time from anywhere using any mobile device (or models that only work with certain devices).
- You can manage user codes, track lock status, and receive lock notifications.
- This is modern equipment with military-grade encryption for extra security.
As for the two main reasons we see people purchasing these upgrades, it’s mainly about convenience and security, not to mention design close in third place.
Even if you’re really old school and appreciate a classic lock, you have to admit that these models look incredible regardless of what style of the door is in, be it Dutch or even a Craftsman Front Door.
And, for thieves, they’re a huge red flag telling them to keep moving!
Are they too techy?
We don’t think so, but when you start talking about wifi, Bluetooth, fingerprint-based electronic locks, and so on, we understand why some people’s eyes begin to glaze over a little.
In terms of pricing, depending on the specific features you’re looking for, electronic locks could run you $100, $200, or even $300+. And sure, they have large casings, but again, they can work with 99 out of 100 entry doors that we install.
What’s the most popular right now, in our estimation?
Definitely the Kwikset Halo:
“A wifi-enabled smart lock. It’s the uncomplicated way to get smart lock security and smart home convenience using your home’s existing wifi router. Operate, manage and monitor the lock with your smartphone using the Kwikset app from anywhere there’s an Internet connection.”
If you’re interested and would like to know more, by all means, pick up your phone and Contact Today’s Entry Doors. We know everything there is to know about both entry doors and all the accessories and details that come along with them. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have about electronic locks or other security measures. Thanks for your time, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.