Are Smart Locks Safer Than Key Locks?

are smart locks safer than key locks

When looking at smart looks and traditional key locks you will come across claims that one is safer than the other. Some claim that technology is more secure because it cannot be picked. Others say the technology will let you down when the battery dies or by leaving you vulnerable to hacking. But what really is the truth to the matter?

The Pros and Cons of the Smart Lock

Smart locks have come on in leaps and bounds over the years. They now have fingerprint technology and facial recognition. They can interact with your smartphone and allow you to change the passcode for entry any time you want, you can even talk to people on your doorstep in real-time with some high-end smart locks. 

However, smart locks can be expensive. They do rely on power to work, batteries do die and power cuts can affect them. You have to keep updating the systems or they will be vulnerable to the modern-day burglar, the hacker. 

The Pros and Cons of the Key Lock

There is a reason traditional key locks have been around for so long. They work and they work well. Keys and locks are forever changing and evolving. These cost-effective pieces come in all sorts of shapes and sizes providing safe and secure homes through the centuries. 

On the other hand, the traditional lock is vulnerable to lock picking, drilling and bumping. Keys are easily lost. Thieves steal keys, copy keys, mold keys to use at a later date to gain entry to your home without knowing. 

The Bottom Line

When all is said and done, neither the Smart Lock nor the Traditional Lock gives a 100% security guarantee. However, the benefits they provide are tailored to the preferences and lifestyles of the people who use them. It is not a matter of security but a matter of preference. 

Contact us at South Beach Locksmiths for more home security information.  

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