How To Choose The Best Smart Lock For Your Property?

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How to choose the best smart lock for your property?

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Smart locks are the new standard in securing modern residential and commercial properties. With the power the Internet offers us all, it is no longer enough to simply lock your door in the hope everything will be ok. The ability to be constantly informed and vigilant is at our fingertips so we can react to security breaches instantly an appropriately.

Define your property’s requirements

Smart locks and doors aren’t just another gadget like a new tablet or phone. Before you take the plunge and make an impulsive purchase, first define what your needs are. Would your property be best suited with a code-based lock or do you suspect that could become problematic when people forget the code and it needs to be constantly changed? Perhaps then a Bluetooth or key fob-based system would be more appropriate? For the average house where only a handful of people enter the property, perhaps the former is enough but where dozens of people need access the flexibility of a key fob or Bluetooth system might make sense.

Use the following questions to help define your needs.

  • Does security need to be equal is all rooms in your property or are your main concerns the entry points?
  • How many people should have access and to which rooms on a daily, weekly or monthly basis?
  • Would you like the added feature of being able to receive information online or via email regarding the entrance and exits of certain individuals and to be instantly notified of unauthorized access?
  • Do you need to remotely control these doors?

Different types of systems

  • Simpler keypad based smart locks are operated by code only. They do not feature radio frequency technologies but are generally cheaper to install.
  • Bluetooth systems operate with your mobile phone and the manufacturers app to allow entrance, often without the need of even taking your phone out of your pocket!
  • One step further are systems that incorporate WiFi technology and don’t suffer from the range limitations of Bluetooth. You could allow your assistant into your office to pick up an important file while you sip cocktails on the beach in Hawaii.
  • Bio-metric system go one step further and limit access using fingerprints and retina scans.

Why go smart?

Real time notifications on your smart phone or device as well as in depth analysis offer increased peace of mind for the security minded individual.

Give us a call today – you might be surprised at how cost effective some of these solutions actually are!

David Davidof

David Davidof

David Davidof is the founder & owner of Quickly Locksmith. The business has grown from strength to strength to become Miami’s go-to provider for Locksmith and Security services. Whilst the company has grown, the founding ethos has remained the same - Helping people in emergency situations and giving them the feeling they are safe.

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Just like you limit and change your logical access control systems on any software once a year / every two years- as this is essentially the front line that protects your property, your information, the beating heart of your security plan, and you need to make sure it’s 100% effective at all times. That’s why you’re best replacing / updating your physical access control systems once in a while. We’d like to offer our two cents in the matter based on our years long locksmith experience.

Your system is outdated:

Hey – it happens! You’ve spent time and money to find the best security system for you, the years went by and suddenly you find yourself needing options that are just not there. It doesn’t mean your system was a waste, it does mean it’s time to explore new options. Some of the older systems can’t offer simple attributes that all new security systems offer such as real time notifications, temper alert etc. In that case, we’d strongly suggest to take the ‘efficiency above all’ approach and upgrade to a newer version, while seeking a professional locksmith advise- maybe he could help you identify security features you didn’t even think about just by hearing your current difficulties.

Your business is getting bigger:

Congrats! But remember… What works for 50 people won’t necessarily fit 200 people coming and going daily. That’s when you’ll find yourself wasting more time trying to ‘force’ your currant system into handling more and more workers and experience low functioning as a result. In that case, we strongly advise not to wait for a complete malfunction and take the little hick ups as a warning sign- a stronger system with higher capacity? Or perhaps a system that doesn’t require a digital card?

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Your business needs an overall increase in security:

Look at the last year security breaches– how many were there? How severe were they? What toll did your business suffer as a result? How many times did you manage to prevent a security issue by a thread?

And how about the area- what’s going on around you? More business means more daily traffic, more wondering eyes, more hazards around you. Your business security is there to not only protect you, but also to keep burglars away; there’s nothing more appealing for a burglar than a sleepy doorman, that same goes for security systems.

Added level of security:

Restricted areas / entrance only offices – those are exactly the things you shouldn’t ignore; When your company holds 200 employees but only 50 of them should have clearance to enter the top floor / a certain office / classified information storage, don’t trust anyone! Not because they’re bad or harmful, we’re all still kids deep down and when someone says ‘don’t go there’ the first though that comes to mind is’ when should I go there?’. Eliminate all temptations and restrict areas using new updated smart security.      

David Davidof

David Davidof

David Davidof is the founder & owner of Quickly Locksmith. The business has grown from strength to strength to become Miami’s go-to provider for Locksmith and Security services. Whilst the company has grown, the founding ethos has remained the same - Helping people in emergency situations and giving them the feeling they are safe.

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Worse than a break-in, nothing is scarier than when someone uses violence to forcibly enter your property. During a burglary, the culprits are looking for money or other financial gain whilst during a home invasion the motivation is often more sinister. How can you limit the risks and maintain the upper hand? What’s the best way to deal with them if they do occur?

Knowledge:

Any experienced locksmith will tell you that knowing your property is the first step towards preventing all types of issues. Security audits are a type of service offered by these professionals and can show any weak spots such as garage doors, windows, gates, basement entrances and back doors. With this information in hand, you can improve security and vastly limit the risk of a home invasion.

One strong lock isn’t enough:

A strong lock might be enough to deter burglars but when someone has set their mind on forcibly and violently entering your home, that lock isn’t likely to be strong enough. These individuals aren’t concerned with causing damage and will use any means possible. On the contrary, one of the only things that deters home invaders is the idea of getting identified or caught. That’s why we recommend utilizing additional layers of security such as window sensors, security gates and doors or camera systems. All these types of technology alert you to the fact that someone is coming and give you time to react accordingly.

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What to do?

Get to the safest place possible, whether that is inside or outside of your property. Once you are safe, the next thing you need to do is contact the police. If a home invasion is ongoing, tell them so and this will prioritize their response.

Pick up the phone:

If you’ve ever experienced a home invasion you will know the feeling of terror and will naturally be looking to prevent it from happening again!

After the ordeal is over and the police have left, your next step is to call in a security expert. Quickly Locksmith offer a range of services including security audits and advanced systems that can alert you to any threats and protect you should they happen. 

Don’t hesitate and call us right away. We’re Miami’s leading security and locksmith service, trusted by residential customers and large business owners alike!

David Davidof

David Davidof

David Davidof is the founder & owner of Quickly Locksmith. The business has grown from strength to strength to become Miami’s go-to provider for Locksmith and Security services. Whilst the company has grown, the founding ethos has remained the same - Helping people in emergency situations and giving them the feeling they are safe.

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That modern smart phone in your pocket packs as much punch as many computer systems in terms of raw power as well as massive amounts of convenience. High quality camera, tracking devices, music apps and more. It doesn’t stop there though and all of the major tech companies have been focusing on the connected home for a number of years now. Smart homes offer convenience and sophistication at surprisingly affordable prices.

The only question is which of these technologies best suits you?

Let your gadgets work for you:

While not entirely in its infancy, the smart home world is still in its early stages. Simple products such as lights and smart speakers are now common and smart home assistants are able to control much of the work for you. Security technology on the other hand has been a focus for a number of companies around the world and it has received a huge increase in attention making these products genuinely interesting options for the security minded individual.

Updating your home security is not a one size fits all situation. What works for your neighbor might not be the best option for you. The ease of use offered by some of the smart home connected off the shelf security products on the market is certainly appealing but the advice of a professional certainly doesn’t go a miss. Often, professional installation turns out to be necessary anyway, but even if it isn’t a real benefit is to be had in having the job done properly. Employing our services also comes with all the other benefits that we offer to our customers such as 24/hour call outs in emergencies and excellent ongoing warranty.

Certified installers and technicians:

With more than a decade of keeping Miami’s residents and businesses safe, we are proud to say we’re still here. Each member of our team is certified and qualified to the highest standard to ensure we offer exceptional levels of service and work. We’re friendly, too. Come into our store for advice, to browse our range of products and services and to inquire about free quotations for any work you may be interested in.

David Davidof

David Davidof

David Davidof is the founder & owner of Quickly Locksmith. The business has grown from strength to strength to become Miami’s go-to provider for Locksmith and Security services. Whilst the company has grown, the founding ethos has remained the same - Helping people in emergency situations and giving them the feeling they are safe.

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