Are Smart Locks Safe?
Any device connected to the Internet is a potential target for hackers. Smart locks are no exception. In a worst-case scenario, a high-tech crook could unlock your door. We weren't able to find any reports of smart-lock crime, but the potential exists. Learn about finger-scan entry locks, too.
This is basically what makes a smart door lock 'smart.' Thanks to electronic keypads, key cards and fobs, fingerprint scanners and smartphone technology, frantically fishing in your pocket for a house key while holding an armload of groceries can be a thing of the past. Some smart locks will even allow you to open a door via a smartphone app when you're away from home, so you can let in anyone who needs access. Check out these 14 gadgets that turn your home into a smart house.