How to Be Smart About Smart Locks

How to Be Smart About Smart Locks

When a mobile locksmith can help you

by Lily Dixon

Chances are that if you go through the contacts in your phone you'll find, alongside your friends and loved ones, the numbers you might need in an emergency: your doctor, perhaps, or a roadside assistance number. If you're like most people, however, you probably won't find the number of your local mobile locksmith, and that's an oversight; when something goes wrong with the security of your home, business or vehicle, you'll want to have the number of a reliable locksmith at hand. Knowing who to call can save you time, money and distress in a range of difficult situations.

Getting locked out

No one plans to get locked out, and yet it can easily happen. You might simply lock your keys inside your home, or they might be lost or stolen while you're out. Either way, a mobile locksmith can respond quickly to the situation, getting you back in quickly and with a minimum of trouble. If your keys have been lost or stolen, you should also talk to your locksmith about changing your locks to keep your home secure.

Break-ins or damage

In the event of a break-in, your first call should be to the police. After that, however, a call to your locksmith can help you restore security as quickly as possible. Your locksmith can repair a damaged lock, letting you rest easy in your home. If you feel the need to upgrade your home's security, your locksmith can also offer advice on other types of locks or systems. A mobile locksmith's workshop equips your security specialist not only to open or repair locks but also to add upgrades and improvements.

Automotive locks

Getting locked out of your car can be as frustrating as getting locked out of your home. A mobile locksmith who also specializes in auto security can help get you into your vehicle quickly. They may also be able to repair damaged keys, including damaged electronic transponder keys, as well as creating or reprogramming transponder keys more quickly and affordably than an auto dealership.

Other locksmith services

In addition to these emergency services, a mobile locksmith can also provide other security services, including key cutting. Instead of going to a locksmith's shop to get new keys cut, you can get them made on-site and test them immediately. Other services, such as security consultation and safe installation, make your mobile locksmith not just someone to call in an emergency but an important part of your security plan.


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How to Be Smart About Smart Locks

I just thought my front door lock had to be strong. I didn’t know it could be smart. My old lock became so secure that it just plain fused into the locked position. Secure, but not convenient. When I knew I had to upgrade (unless I permanently wanted to use the back door), I was surprised to learn just how many different kinds of smart locks are on the market, and how they’re not as expensive as I thought. The locksmith quickly installed a new lock, one that allowed me to open it with my smartphone and even had a video intercom (fantastic for when I want to pretend I’m not at home). But there are so many different types of smart locks, with many different capabilities, so it was great to find all the information compiled on a single website so I could make an informed decision.