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Safety First: Here’s why homeowners in Vancouver should consider installing a smart lock

Photo: Schlage With multiple family members, short term rental guests and delivery people coming by almost every day of the week, front doors across Vancouver have been working overtime.
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With multiple family members, short term rental guests and delivery people coming by almost every day of the week, front doors across Vancouver have been working overtime.

With all these modern conveniences helping us to stay organized (what would we do without grocery delivery?), managing our homes has gotten a little more complicated, particularly if you don’t have the time to wait around for a delivery…

Who does?

Fortunately, recent developments in smart locks has made managing your home easier than ever. We’ve partnered with Schlage Canada to highlight the most effective uses of smart locks and how they can help make your life simpler while keeping you and your home safe.

KEYS VS. ENTRY CODES

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There’s been a lot of buzz around smart locks in the past years and for good reason, they provide the same safety as tried-and-true home security essentials, with added features that better suit modern lifestyles.

One of the main concerns with traditional lock systems is the management of keys. Many of us seem to think that burglars don’t know about that “hiding a key under the doormat” trick, but the truth is, they do and they’re most definitely looking for it. In addition to an access code, the Schlage Encode features built-in alarm technology, making it even harder for an unwanted visitor to make their way in.

MANAGING ACCESS TO YOUR HOME

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The Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt lets you program up to 100 permanent, recurring or temporary lock codes that you can change within seconds from a smartphone app. These codes can be sent as virtual keys to trusted guests via text or email and cancelled or edited with the click of a button.

Not only does doing away with traditional key locks increase your home security, it makes your life more convenient. Need someone to water your plants while you’re out of town? Simply set up a temporary lock code and text it to your neighbour. With no keys to misplace or steal, managing your home will become a lot easier and a lot safer.

Best of all, there’s no need to purchase an extra accessory/hub to connect to your lock – it will connect to your home’s WiFi signal just like your laptop, making it easy and intuitive to use no matter where you happen to be.  

KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON AT HOME, EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT THERE

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Speaking of being out of town, while most smart lock systems come with an accompanying app that can tell you when your door has been opened, the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt can actually send you notifications whenever your lock is accessed throughout the day.

Whether you’re tired of fishing for keys with an arm full of groceries or want your home to look, feel and be more safe, there’s no more effective and affordable solution than a smart lock.

To learn more about protecting your home, visit schlagecanada.com

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