From the time they can save and the accessibility they provide to the enhanced security features, it’s no wonder that smart locks are trending…and are only going to get more popular, when it comes to workplace safety, home security, school safety, and beyond!
About 70% of households in the United States have at least one smart device, based on research by the Consumer Technology Association, and one popular example is smart locks, a market which is worth $2.4 billion and is expected to reach over $4 billion by 2027.
Why are more and more people turning to innovative locks for their homes and businesses?
The most obvious answer is the ease of access. In today’s digital world, we are used to getting information, food orders, clothes, calls with family or coworkers, TV shows, and more with the click of a button…and we want the same, when it comes to getting into our houses and our places of work. Smart locks can connect to a phone and unlock only when said phone is in a certain range, or they can be controlled with a keypad, allowing entry when a specific code is entered.
Time is another factor, as Alarms.org found that 57% of people in the U.S. said smart products save them about 30 minutes each day. Instead of fumbling around in a bag for your keys, you can, for instance, punch in your keypad code instead.
Of course, security is a top reason for more than 12 million American households installing smart locks. These gadgets allow for the tracking of who enters/exists and for locking the door remotely if someone forgot to do so. They eliminate the need for a spare key, too, helping to decrease the chances of a break-in.
The locksmiths at Cothron’s – Austin's oldest and largest locksmith company – can help you choose the right lock for your doors and upgrade your security at home, the office, and beyond.
In addition, offered security systems can include burglary/intrusion detection, temperature controls, security alarms, access control, video surveillance, and security cameras from partner brands like Yale Accentra, Allegion, Assa Abloy, Brivo, and Open Options.
Call us today at 512-472-6273 or fill out a service request here. We look forward to helping you enhance your security!
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