Never be locked out with a Smart Lock!
Hardware Direct cannot help with the daily chaos of getting your kids ready for school, but we can help make sure they reach the security of your home after school. Installing a smart lock on an entry door helps to ensure your children can enter your home without worrying about remembering or finding a key every day. We sell several different types of smart door hardware manufactured by top lock manufacturers such as Schlage, Emtek, and Kwikset.
You may think, “Why should I replace my door lock when I can hide a spare key?” The answer is security. How many people know where your spare key is hidden? How inconspicuous is the hiding spot really? Home burglars already know the typical locations such as the door mat and fake rock bought from a big box store. A better option would be to install a Bluetooth enabled smart lock or a simpler technology such as a keypad deadbolt. You will not even have to sacrifice style with the many available designs and finishes.
What is a smart lock?
The basic premise of a smart lock is that it is keyless. There are a few varieties with some being “smarter” than others. The most basic type of lock has a keypad where you enter a numeric code using push buttons. The next version is the touch pad which operates the same as the key pad but without actual buttons. Instead, you enter the lock code by touching a screen on the lock. The smartest version of lock is the type that does not require you to even touch the lock. It automatically connects to your Bluetooth enabled phone allowing you to unlock the door without remembering any codes.
What should I buy?
We have identified three of the most trusted lock manufacturers in the business and listed a few of their options below:
Schlage offers the full gamut of options. From keypads to home automation you can find a smart lock that will meet your needs.
Emtek offers great style and security and a myriad of options. They offer electronic locks that include keypads, touchpads, and the LISCIO Keypad Leverset with Bluetooth connectivity.
Kwikset provides smart security options with their SMARTCODE electronic keypad locks as well as the Kevo. Kevo is an innovative Bluetooth enabled smart lock that utilizes your smart phone as the key.
Home Automation Options
If you are looking for extend your home automation, consider either Schlage or Kwikset. Schlage’s systems work with Z-wave devices while Kwikset locks work with their Home Connect system.