3 Smart Locks for Holiday Peace of Mind
The holidays are here! It's the best time of year for beloved family and friends to get together and celebrate each other's company. Whether you are traveling to a loved one or they're coming to you, you want to ensure you are at ease and not worrying about your property's safety no matter where you are. This includes if you're away from your home for an extended period or if you're hosting and want to keep your family protected throughout their stay.
Part of feeling safe during the holidays, especially when you're going in and out of a home or another space, includes feeling secure. Part of that security includes locks. Smart locks are the newest way to ensure your territory is protected, even if you're not there. We've compiled three of the best smart locks to give you peace of mind during the holiday.
Ultraloq U-Bolt Pro with Wi-Fi
If you're staying in a rental or Airbnb for the holidays, you want to make sure you're safe. If you're renting out your space to a visitor, you also want to make sure your rental home is protected. The Ultraloq U-Bolt Pro was designed with rentals and Airbnbs in mind. This coded smart lock gives your guest a code that only works during the duration of their stay, and they will be able to get into the Airbnb without a key or app. Then when they check out, you can change the code every time you have a new guest. Just tell your guest the code, have them punch it in on the physical buttons of the smart lock, and they're set! Rain, cold, or shine, the smart lock works through any weather conditions.
Ultraloq also has a built-in fingerprint sensor and a secret keyhole if the keypad doesn't work. The smart lock also has built-in wi-fi radio and can be synced with Alexa or Google Assistant for voice control.
August Wi-Fi Smart Lock
The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is the jack of all trades. Featuring a retrofit lock and an open-close DoorSense sensor with built-in wi-fi, all you need to obtain remote access is a smartphone app (the August app) or sync it up with a smart household device like Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant. This particular smart lock can easily connect to all three with ease, making it easy for you to connect while you're home. Meanwhile, the app makes it easy for you to connect from anywhere.
This easy-to-install smart lock not only can auto lock and unlock, but it also allows unlimited user access and can log all the action that happens at your front door for later usage. This is perfect for when you're away from home for the holidays. This way, you'll be able to see who comes and goes to your door. If you have a Christmas present delivered when you're not home, you'll be able to see it and ask someone to grab it for you. Christmas
The Level Lock is perfect for those with Apple HomeKit, and can even be voice controlled by using Siri. All of Level Lock's smart electronics are features inside the deadbolt in your door, making this a clever design that stands out from others, and is more practical because it's quiet and not bulky. This particular smart lock uses Bluetooth to connect to your phone, allowing you to lock your door from within a pretty good range. Pairing Level Lock with a HomeKit hub (such as Apple TV or the HomePod Mini) and you can control the device from anywhere, which is great when you're away for the holidays or need to control an Airbnb to help the guests staying there.
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