Advances in technology have put smart home capability within the reach of most security systems buyers, greatly enhancing security’s consumer appeal — and one of the most appealing smart devices is the smart lock. Smart locks eliminate the need for a traditional key, instead relying on a code or smartphone app to unlock a door. They can be integrated with a security system, making them even more powerful.
About 50 percent of end users who purchase smart home capabilities include a smart lock, according to Ilan Dee, director of software product management and marketing for Melville, N.Y.-based security and smart home system manufacturer Honeywell Homes. But some people think that number should and will be higher.