Home / news / What You Need to Know About Smart Locks? What You Need to Know About Smart Locks? Posted on August 31, 2017 by SecurityAlarmIM Whether you worry about your children, pets, or your 60-inch TV, the thought has probably crossed your mind, “I wonder if my door locks are strong enough to keep a burglar out?” We all question whether a burglar might be able to pick the lock or pry the door open. According to the FBI, 58% of burglaries occur via forced entry, whether through a broken window or pried open door. The reality is that, YES your home can be broken into even when it’s locked. The next logical question is what’s the solution? Can Automated Locks Help Keep a Home Safer? Could an automated door lock be the answer to keeping your home safer? Even with smart home door locks, questions arise. Many people wonder if automated wireless door locks can be trusted. We hear about hackers see their handy work in movies and on TV shows. Can Hackers Breach My Smart Locks? It’s no wonder that the question lingers, “Can hackers breach my security and enter my home?” Unfortunately, the answer once again is Yes. However, it is less likely that a burglar will make it past a smart locked door system than a traditional lock. With automated door locks, you eliminate the possibility of a burglar “picking” the lock. Burglars may be able to find another way in your home, but it’s very unlikely that a burglar will be able to hack your automated door locks. Safety Benefits of Smart Door Locks Smart locks have other safety benefits as well. By eliminating the use of keys you negate the chance of a house key falling into the hands of the wrong person. We have all lost our house key at some point or another and wondered who might have found it. No need to worry about lost house keys with an automated smart door lock. Simply punch in your code to lock or unlock the front door, or you can use a smartphone to lock and unlock the door, regardless of where you are. What Are the Best Smart Lock Brands? There are many brands and types of smart door locks out there. We urge you to take the time to research the different options. When considering an item that is part of your home safety, you want to ensure that you are not purchasing a product that is a piece of junk. Contact us for an expert opinion or to learn more about picking the best Smart Lock brand. The Convenience of Smart Locks Safety is obviously the most important advantage of automated door locks. However, one of the most common reasons that people purchase these devices is for the convenience that they provide. Gone are the days of hiding keys under the garden gnome! Gone are the days when you had to rush home and unlock the door for a baby sitter or dog walker. If you are at work and need to let someone in your house, simply press a button from your smart phone and unlock your home. It’s THAT easy! Learn More About Smart Door Locks Our goal is to help keep make your home safer, save you time, and simplify your life. We would love the opportunity to talk with you more about smart door locks, and other home security features. Contact us online or give us a call at 618-548-5768. We hope to hear from you soon!