Access control and automation systems; for many years it has been used in various forms, especially in commercial buildings and public spaces. With this feature, smart door locks are ideal for everyone. We witness encrypted or card entrance doors in various environments. Access control systems that develop day by day and reach a more unshakable technological infrastructure.
The majority of holiday rental home guests belong to a generation that has grown to the rhythm of technology and uses it naturally in all facets of their lives. Traveling is one of their passions and they manage the digital resources at their disposal to hire their trips or to find accommodation, often spontaneously and immediately.
The speed and accessibility are essential for such travellers. They need to be able to arrive at any time of the day or night and access their accommodation easily and without complications. Do not waste time at the door waiting for the owner to arrive or be forced to pick up the key elsewhere.
For this reason, installing a smart lock can be a great idea. There are models with different opening and closing methods, the most common are through a mobile app or by entering a password. These devices allow the host to schedule the arrivals and departures of guests, who automatically receive a limited access code to their stay. Some even incorporate a web management system, from which you can control several locks at the same time, activate or deactivate passwords and set the dates of check in and check out.
In addition to providing greater comfort and accessibility, smart electronic locks provide greater security for both the guest and the host. Although it may seem the opposite, they are safer than traditional ones since they do not have bulbs or cylinders, they cannot be forced with the usual extraction or bumping techniques. In addition, with this system you will not have to worry that the client can lose the keys or that third parties can get a copy and access the house.
With smart locks, it is possible to:
Unlock a door by tapping the cell phone on the lock, passing the cell phone or keychain near the lock, touching the lock with your finger as long as your cell phone is nearby, making the gesture of unlocking a door with your cell phone in hand or, quite simply, by being near the lock, with your cell phone on your person;
- Send a limited access virtual key to someone who will be visiting your home while you are away (such as a cleaning lady or a dog walker);
- Lock or unlock your door remotely (you will no longer have to turn back to make sure you have locked the door before going out on the campaign for the weekend);
- In some cases, integrate this system with your security system to be informed when your door is unlocked by another person.
Don’t forget to lock your phone! If you are using a smart lock, be sure to lock your cell phone with a secure password to prevent unauthorized unlocking.