The Future of Front Doors: Smart Lock Tech

Artificial Intelligence is everywhere nowadays.

The concept of a Smart Home was something completely unthinkable only a few years ago, but recently we’ve been offered tools that help us control every aspect of our homes, from buttons that automatically order household supplies, apps that mean we can switch the heating on at home while we’re still at work, cameras that help us keep an eye on pets while they ruin the furniture at home, and lets not forget all these little boxes popping up everywhere that use voice recognition to let us order takeaway, play our favourite songs and get the answers to almost any question we can think of!

It was only a matter of time until artificial intelligence made its way to our front doors.

That’s right, you can now lock your front door using AI. While we think we’ve seen this story before, we think that in real life it’ll have a slightly less dystopian ending. Artificial Intelligence for your front door is actually a really smart idea and is revolutionising the way we think about home security.

Alexa is already way ahead of the crowd – she can help you to unlock your front door using voice recognition and a secure voice PIN (providing you have an Amazon device available, of course).

Her competitors aren’t far behind in the chase to upgrade home security. Apps have already been created that allow homeowners access to their house using their Apple Watch, Google Assistant is getting ready to offer smart lock services, and they won’t be the only ones jumping on board.

Smart lock devices are expected to be able to learn patterns that can identify the homeowners and visitors, allowing access only to those that are wanted inside the home. These devices are anticipated to be able to recognise sound events such as someone knocking on the door, and even unlock depending on a person’s unique knock.

Using a combination of recognition software both audio and visual, and GPS tracking, it’s expected that smart lock devices will eventually mean that the need for house keys and manual locks will eventually be rendered obsolete! We’re keeping a close eye on the changing market and developing technology, it looks like the future is here.

If you haven’t yet upgraded to a smart locking system for your home, you can take a look at our full collection of manual locks and latches at Leader Doors today to upgrade your home security the old fashioned way.

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