Not only is a smart home network convenient for entertainment and audio control, but it can also help you monitor what’s going on in your home when you’re away. That’s why more and more people are adopting smart home technology as a means of safeguarding their homes and protecting their families. Plus, with improving AI technology, these devices are only getting smarter—and safer. Smart locks, for example, are one way that AI and smart home technology can make your home safer and more secure.

1. No more relying on a physical key. 

Using a physical key to lock and unlock your home can be risky business. Too easily, the key could get lost, stolen, or copied. But when you use a smart lock, you don’t have to worry about these problems. A secure, smart keypad means that you and your family can come and go as you please, without every turning a key. 

2. You can control who has access to your home. 

With a traditional lock, it’s hard to keep track of who has access to your home. How many copies of your key that you may have given to old babysitters or house-sitters are still floating around out there?  

A smart lock eliminates all this confusion and worry. Use the accompanying smartphone app to control who has access to your home, no matter where you are. For example, is your friend house-sitting for you while you’re on vacation? Forget about hiding the key under the door mat. Instead, easily send them an electric key or user code to give them access that you can control. 

3. You can lock and unlock doors remotely. 

Even without giving guests electronic keys or user codes, with a smart lock, you can still grant guests temporary access to your home. Simply use your lock’s accompanying smartphone app to lock and unlock the doors to your home, no matter where you are in the world. 

4. It’s more convenient.  

You might not be planning on sharing access to your home with that many people—that’s okay. Whether or not you want multiple electronic keys, it’s hard to deny just how convenient smart locks are. Some locks can even automatically unlock for you as you approach—that kind of hands-free convenience is hard to beat. 

In the world of smart locks, August is a major forerunner. Specifically, their August Smart Lock Pro, with its sleek aesthetic and powerful functionality, is a model of the perfect smart lock.  

The only smart lock that supports the three leading voice assistants (Siri, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa), the August Smart Lock Pro uses machine learning to keep a record of who activated the lock when. Check the status of the lock and access this record anytime and anywhere via the app on your smartphone.   

Plus, with easy installation (this lock can be installed to your existing deadbolt hardware with just a screwdriver), this smart lock even allows you to continue to use your traditional, physical key at any time.   

Learn more about the August Smart Lock Pro and browse other smart locks that make your home safer at Z-Wave