If you or someone in your household regularly forgets their keys, here’s a solution – digital locks! These smart locks are becoming more and more popular in homes all over Singapore, with some condominiums even installing them across all units.
These convenient fixtures mean that you no longer need to dig around in your handbag for keys, and offer better security because there are no keys to lose in the first place. Also, one much-appreciated feature allows family members to track who and when someone has returned home, via a mobile app or SMS notification. The era of the key (for the front door at least) could be over.
HOW IT WORKS
Most digital locks have multiple means of allowing entry into the home — biometric (fingerprint), keypad, RFID (card) and Bluetooth. There’s also an auto lock function and a warning alarm if the door is not closed properly. In certain models, you can even open the door remotely or set the access for someone to enter only at a specific day and time, for example, a part-time helper who comes twice a week for a few hours.
ASK BEFORE YOU BUY
A few digital locks are not suitable for heavy doors, so do check the compatibility with your door. Some digital locks are meant only for indoor use. If your door is exposed to the elements, such as rain, you should check if the lock is weatherproof.
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