Safer locks for your home?

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Serene created the topic: Safer locks for your home?

I just found out that you can purchase a Bluetooth Smart Lock made by Kwikset for the locks in your home. This device makes it so you don't ever have to worry about locking your keys in the house because you simply use your Smartphone to unlock or lock the doors. The one major concern I have with this is that it would be easy for someone to hack into and obtain access to my home when I'm not there. How safe do you think these locks are?

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Snowy replied the topic: Safer locks for your home?

My husband and I are working on plans to build a new house and I was just thinking about this very topic yesterday, pondering if we should go in the direction of a "smart home." Right now, I don't think I feel comfortable with it and I think good old fashioned door locks and light switches will be the way to go for us.

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Mushroom replied the topic: Safer locks for your home?

One possible risk is getting the phone hacked; another is losing the phone. I still appreciate that our technology has grown this far, but maybe it's best to combine it with traditional ways in case something goes wrong.

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funkshuttles replied the topic: Safer locks for your home?

Instead of using Bluetooth, I'd like to see technology similar to what my Corvette has. The key is just a fob that you leave in your pocket and when you get within a few feet from the car, it automatically unlocks the door. And since the car utilizes a push-button start, there's really no need for the fob to leave your pocket most of the time.

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Tiana replied the topic: Safer locks for your home?

I want a smart home and my major concern wouldn't be that someone could hack it, seeing as someone could break into my home anyway if I had ordinary locks. I'm sure with that technology comes more effective ways of protecting your home from such people.

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Snowy replied the topic: Safer locks for your home?

Tiana wrote: I want a smart home and my major concern wouldn't be that someone could hack it, seeing as someone could break into my home anyway if I had ordinary locks. I'm sure with that technology comes more effective ways of protecting your home from such people.


That's a good point, Tiana. The question that I had to ask myself, though, is how lazy are we? I don't begrudge anyone who wants a smart home or already has one, but when I thought about the investment to turn our new construction into a smart home, I decided that we are capable of turning off lights and unlocking doors the "regular" way. Maybe I'm just a traditionalist because I see having a computer do it for me as a luxury that I don't need.

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fireme replied the topic: Safer locks for your home?

funkshuttles wrote: Instead of using Bluetooth, I'd like to see technology similar to what my Corvette has. The key is just a fob that you leave in your pocket and when you get within a few feet from the car, it automatically unlocks the door. And since the car utilizes a push-button start, there's really no need for the fob to leave your pocket most of the time.


That is ingenious. When I read that, I was like. "Why didn't I think of that?" One of those things that are so simple to figure out, most people overlook it. :clap:

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Zara replied the topic: Safer locks for your home?

Sooner or later we're all going to be living in smart houses and driving equally smart cars where we'll be using our voices and fingerprints for security. I personally can't wait for that day to come.

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Chara replied the topic: Safer locks for your home?

I guess I must have one of those smart cars. My fob works like your corvette fob funkshuttles. I don't think I would want my house to work like that though. If a thief really wants to get in, he will. One way or the other.

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fireme replied the topic: Safer locks for your home?

Zara wrote: Sooner or later we're all going to be living in smart houses and driving equally smart cars where we'll be using our voices and fingerprints for security. I personally can't wait for that day to come.


I don't think it's going to go so far where we won't have a choice. I could be wrong, but the technology that makes a car a "smart" car, isn't that still an option you can buy?

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