3 Signs You Need Z-Wave Locks for your Home
Z-Wave locks are a convenient and secure way to protect your home
Z-Wave locks are probably a technology you’ve never really heard of, but once you have them installed in your home you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them. Z-Wave locks can solve or prevent many issues that homeowners have with traditional locks and keys.
How Z-Wave Locks Work
Z-Wave is not a brand but a technology. Many trusted lock makers, such as Schlage, Kwikset, and Yale offer electronic locks that utilize Z-Wave technology to enable remote access and control of the lock via any device you connect to your wireless network—such as a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Because the Z-Wave wireless signals are transmitted over a connection with the same level of encryption as is used for online banking, this technology is definitely secure enough to protect your home. Some Z-Wave locks also come with a keypad, which allows you to operate the lock on the rare occasions you might go out without your smartphone.
3 Signs You Need Z-Wave Locks
You Misplace Your Keys Often
If you have trouble keeping track of your house key, Z-Wave locks could be the perfect solution. After all, it is much more difficult to misplace your smartphone (which you’re probably using almost constantly throughout the day) than it is to misplace a little metal key.
Your Kids Get Home Before You Do
If your kids often get home from school before you get home from work, obviously they need some way to get into the house. Leaving a key under a rock or flowerpot for them might work, but it would not be good for your home security. You could give the kids their own keys, but they might lose them. With Z-Wave locks, the kids can either use their smartphones (which they will be less likely to lose) or, in case they do not have a phone or their phone gets broken, they could type a code into the keypad on the lock.
You Frequently Give Out Key Copies
Do you often have guests or workers needing to get into your home when you’re not around? Rather than put your life on hold to wait at home and let them in, you can use Z-Wave locks to control guest and worker access. Using Z-Wave technology, you can send a personalized code to each person who needs to gain entry. Once their business is done, you can deactivate the code using your smartphone or computer. This is so much easier than handing out physical key copies to maids, nannies, babysitters, dog walkers, etc. and then trying to get all those copies back.
Come to RBM Lock & Key to Learn More
If you are interested in learning more about Z-Wave locks and other types of electronic locks, please stop by RBM Lock & Key. Our experienced locksmiths are happy to help.