Who needs a magical wand when you can now control your TV, your lights, your music, your coffee maker, and tons more with just your voice or a wireless app on your smartphone? A keyless smart door lock is the next must-have for your home.
The advantages are many: You don’t need to fumble with a key to turn the lock, especially if your hands are full. You can give a unique code to specific people (like your housekeeper), so you know who entered your house, and when. And if you are already snuggled in bed and forgot to turn the deadbolt, a simple voice command or tap on your phone is all you need. Not to mention that smart locks are practically life-changing technology for those who are elderly or disabled and have difficulty getting to the door.
As far as security goes, some models don't have a keyhole at all, so it can't be messed with; up-and-coming models are working on alerts and built-in security cams to let you know when someone is trying to jiggle or break off the lock.
The main downside to smart locks is that most of them are battery-powered. However, most apps will keep track of the battery status, and some devices offer a conventional keyhole as a backup. You'll also have to make sure it will fit your current deadbolt properly, but that can be easily checked. These are the smart locks pushing the edge of magic.