There are still a large number of people who look suspiciously for the option to change their traditional lock into a smart one.
Habit or mistrust is often based on this attitude. Learn the 5 most common (wrong) myths about using smart locks, demystify your beliefs and simplify your life.
1. As fechaduras inteligentes são difíceis de instalar
If you believe that installing smart locks is a time-consuming and complicated process, be aware that it is one of the simplest DIY projects to carry out, with an IKEA style. All it takes is 20 minutes, a screwdriver, removing a few screws, installing the devices and replacing the screws to keep the lock in place.
Once the lock is placed on the door, it’s a matter of downloading the respective app, connecting the smart lock to your Wi-Fi network and setting your preferences. And voila, it’s already installed! Watch our installation video to prove it.
Once the lock is placed on the door, simply download the app, connect the smart lock to Wi-the Fi network and set your preferences. And voila, it’s already installed! See our installation video to prove it.
2. Smart locks are not secure
You may have wondered: why should I trust an Internet-connected device that involves my home or business security? Well, millions of people around the world have access to the Internet to messaging, send documents or even make payments and bank transfers.
This information exchange is accessible only to a specific group of people, the intended receivers and not to all internet users. Behind this security, which only allows the receiver to access the content, is encryption.
In smart locks, cryptography allows the access key to be converted into a secret code that will enable the door to be opened. Even if you want to assign an access code, temporary or permanent, you will always know who and when used it to enter your property.
3. Smart locks do not work during a power cut
Just because the power went out doesn’t mean a smart lock will stop working. Smart locks are battery-powered, allowing the device to continue working even when your home or business runs out of power.
The battery lasts approximately 4 to 6 months under normal conditions of use. Before the batteries even run out of charge most devices send alerting them that it needs to be replaced.
4. If I lose my smartphone, I can’t open the door
For some people using a smartphone as a door key is a reason to not buy a smart lock. Why? Because they think if lose it can no longer open the door. Wrong! Even if you lose your smartphone that doesn’t mean you lose your key.
Digital codes or keys can be inserted into a keyboard, usually installed on the outside of the property, thus allowing the door to be opened even if you do not have your smartphone with you.
5. Smart locks do not justify the investment
Smart locks bring numerous advantages that justify the investment. Despite the (smaller and smaller) price difference, compared to traditional locks, smart locks are more convenient and provide advanced security features that can keep your home or business safe.
On the other hand, for those who need access, you will haven’t more costs to get a key made. You also don’t have to worry about changing locks if keys are lost. The costs and time spent to get a key made for family, guests or suppliers will be saved.
If you manage a vacation rental, for example, you save on travel, as you no longer have to move around to open the door for guests. And last but not least, you’ll never risk losing your keys.
Benefits that a smart lock can bring to your life
With homeit smart lock installation, you will never have to worry about if the door was locked or not, move to open your front door to family, friends or vacation rental guests.
Associating homeit smart locks with homeit BOX, allows you to open doors remotely, through your smartphone. Know who entered and when even if you are away from your property.
- More security
- Remote opening
- Configurable functions
- Compatibility with several doors type
- Easy to install
- High autonomy level
- Authorized access