Have you ever given our a spare key to a friend or family member? Maybe you keep a spare key under the welcome mat or under a planter, or hidden somewhere around your back door. Let's face it - spare keys are a security risk. Every time you make and distribute a spare key, you are increasing the possibility for your home to be entered unlawfully.
Once a spare key is out of your hands, you can't stop it getting into the wrong hands. Even a trustworthy keyholder, like your teen, can lose it. A dishonest keyholder, meanwhile, could make a copy, return the original, and leave you none the wiser. And that ‘emergency' key you cleverly hid by the front door? It's easier to find than you think.
It's no wonder that smart homeowners are eliminating this weak link in their home's security for good.
SMART HOME SECURITY
Our smart home security technology can replace your keys with advanced hardware and proactive cloud technology. With a smart lock integrated into your smart security system, you'll enjoy better access control without sacrificing any convenience.
FRONT DOOR: VIDEO VERIFICATION
If you want to really see who's coming and going, your service provider can install a video doorbell alongside your smart lock. With motion-triggered recording, Alarm.com's doorbell camera can generate a video alert when the door is opened, or when a specific user enters their code. It also has live video and two-way voice chat, letting you see and talk to whoever's at your door. If you prefer not to give a user code to a visitor, you can have them ring the doorbell instead, and let them in using the "unlock" icon on your app's video chat screen.
ALERTS = AWARENESS
User codes also help you keep track of who's entering your home. When someone uses their code, Alarm.com logs the event and can also generate a real-time alert that appears on your phone. The Qolsys IQ Panel 2 will even take a picture of the person unlocking the system. You can even set up an alert for every time the door is unlocked, or for specific users only, avoiding ‘alert overload'. As well as enhancing your security, it's a great way to keep tabs on important things like your kids arriving home safely after school.
THE BEST PART... NO MORE KEYS!!!
An Alarm.com-powered smart lock gives you many ways to unlock your door, none requiring a key. You can open the lock with your smartphone app, or as part of an automated Scene, activated from your driveway. You can also use the lock's keypad, which requires a four-digit user code. These codes are easy to create and customize, and you can set up different codes for different people: your spouse; your kids; trusted visitors. Unlike a spare key, you can delete a user code: you can set a code to expire after a given date (useful for contractors) or you can delete it manually anytime.
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