I just bought a new house and the front door lock could be better.
There are two locks on the front door. The main classic door handle where you put a key to lock it and above it the also classic dead bolt that requires a key to lock and unlock from the outside with no door knob.
The idea is I want to replace this old lock with a new HomeKit/iOS. However, I know nothing about electronic locks, and how they work.
I will highly appreciate any suggestions, reviews or information about electronic locks.
Did you try to speak with a professional locksmith?
Let me tell you everything I know about electronic locks. Firstly, an electronic lock requires special doors made of tough, expensive material. Get ready to get some money out of your pocket. The main advantage of an electronic lock is that you don't have to carry keys all the time with you. And, an electronic lock looks fancier on the whole design of the house. The list can go to an infinite then speaking of disadvantages:
1. High price for lock and maintainance
2. Easily get hacked
3. The system is going out of control frequently
Finally, you better speak with a specialist locksmith near me before deciding which lock fits you the best. I hope I helped!
Schlage electronic has separate codes for different people/services so to know who came in and when. Could lock/unlock the door remotely.