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Adv-tech Digital Smart Door Locks Series

These locks are often more than just locks, though. Some smart locks can be a part of a full system of video and audio monitoring and other smart features that give you ultimate control over your home. Most smart locks still have a keyhole included so that you can use it when you come home, rather than unlocking the door via a connected app. The two main types of smart door locks are:

A. Bluetooth

Bluetooth is currently the most common connection for smart locks. These locks connect directly to your smartphone, so you don’t need any hub in between to make the connection. Bluetooth makes some exciting features possible, like allowing your lock to automatically sense your Bluetooth device when you’re within range, causing it to unlock itself when you arrive home. The downfall of this connection is that, once you’re out of range, you can’t control your lock.

B. Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is another connection option that many smart lock manufacturers are offering for their systems. Wi-Fi connection lets you control your device from anywhere, so long as you stay connected to the internet. Even if you’re at work, you can let someone in your home using your device. However, Wi-Fi locks tend to drain batteries much faster than Bluetooth-enabled locks, sometimes requiring you to change batteries every month or so.