Malaysian Starts Focuses On Smart Digital Locks Instead, Padlocks
What is a smart lock?
As technology improves, smart home devices are quickly becoming an integral part of the average Malaysian’s life. The trend shows no sign of slowing down— According to Statista.com, the overall revenue of the smart home automation market in Malaysia is forecast to reach USD51.26 million in 2020 end, from USD4.16 million in 2015. The home devices available such as Google Home and Amazon's Alexa are becoming more commonplace in Malaysian homes. Smart locks are an increasingly big piece of that puzzle.
A smart lock is a key-free replacement for traditional door locks. Once installed, smart locks connect to Bluetooth or your home’s WIFI network or Z-Wave. The beauty of digital locks synchronizes with the technology of unlocking one, whether it's biometrics, card access, passcodes, mobile access or all of that at one go! Depending on your budget, you can customise one that offers everything from A-Z with complete smart home system or only the smart lock. HSA Technologies can customise the smart home system as per your requirements and budget.
Key Safety Benefits
You’re inside the home in seconds without digging through your pockets.
Here are some important smart lock features to seem for: APP SUPPORT Smart home locks have iOS and Android apps that allow you to operate the lock remotely from your mobile device, monitor comings and goings, and provide you with a warning to any activity.
WI-FI CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to view entry and exit logs in real-time, so you usually know who has come and left your home, and when. this is often a crucial feature for eldest parents who want to make sure their kids have arrived home safely from school.
MULTIPLE KEYLESS ENTRY OPTIONS Multiple keyless entry options could include proximity unlocking together with your smartphone, custom code numbers for anyone who must enter your home, voice commands, and touch or fingerprint recognition.
No need to prepare multiple spare keys to all family members
CREATE PERMANENT OR TEMPORARY ENTRY CODES Many smart locks allow you to create permanent or temporary entry codes for visiting guests, cleaning services, dog walkers, repair services, and each individual member of your family.
SET LIMITATIONS FOR ACCESS Set access limitations for each entry code. Limitations can include days of the week and specific hours to make sure code holders can access your home only during approved times.
AUTO-LOCKING OPTIONS Auto-locking options allow you to set your smart lock to lock the door automatically if it has been left unlocked for a selected amount of your time .
PERIMETER AUTO-LOCKING Perimeter auto-locking can lock your door automatically if your smartphone's location is detected outside of a delegated perimeter from your home.
RECEIVE ALERTS ON YOUR SMARTPHONE Receive alerts on your smartphone if someone tries to interrupt in or tampers with the smart lock. you can also set your lock to notify police or a home Security Service automatically if this happens.
INTEGRATE WITH YOUR CONNECTED SMART HOME SYSTEM Integrate together with your connected smart home to activate other smart home devices when your door is unlocked. for instance, set your smart lights, Air Cond, and Curtain will open when the door is unlocked.
VOICE ACTIVATION Voice controller, you can pair it with home automation technology such as Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home.
Potential Bonuses & Downsides
Smart locks’ popularity is rooted in their convenience. Soaking up the sun in the beach side? If you’re connected to WIFI, you can activate your locks (and change your entry code) from anywhere in the world.
With smart locks, you can have both. Smart lock design is ultra-modern, a reflection of their ultra-modern convenience. Smart locks come in a variety of different finishes- black matte, silver, chrome, gold, etc. No matter your decor style, there’s a smart lock out there that’s right for you.
Connectivity can be an issue, too. What if your WIFI goes down? What if your lock loses power?