It used to be, you had to put the key in the door and turn it. Every time.
New lock technology means it's not like that anymore. For a while now, we've been using modern alternatives, for example, keycode locks that simply open with a number combination.
These types of locks revolutionized the world of building and vehicle security, because unlike keys, numbers are easily transferable. You can tell them to someone verbally, or write them down on paper. You don't have to carry them with you wherever you go, because they’re always in your head (as long as you have a decent working memory!)
Now, let's talk about an even newer alternative that's quickly catching on, and how great this can be for those who have to go into and out of a building every day.
What Are Bluetooth Locks?
A Bluetooth lock is pretty much what it sounds like. You simply pop one of these in place, and you can lock and unlock your doors with your own smartphone or mobile device.
Benefits of Bluetooth Locks
Have groceries in your hands? No problem. Bluetooth locks mean that there is no key, and not even any numbers to punch in. In some cases, you may be able to link your lock setup to your voice-to-text commands, so that you can just say “unlock,” or you may be able to get Bluetooth locks to work in proximity, so that as you approach the building, the doors unlock on their own.
Concerns with Bluetooth Locks
Are Bluetooth locks hard to put in? Not really – it's no harder than replacing any other kind of lock in a standard door.
As for security, you hear a lot of different things. Some people swear that these types o locks are bad for what's called “opsec” or operational security. Others love the convenience of these locks, and suggest that when they're built right, hackers can have a hard time breaking in, digitally or physically.
Of course, you do have to have the right build. A sophisticated Bluetooth lock that can be taken apart with a screwdriver from the outside is not good building security. But when you have the right systems in place, you're going to have adequate physical site security, and when they're designed correctly it's not going to be easy to simply manufacture a dummy signal to unlock your door.
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