How to Install Smart Lock in Your Home

As our community becomes more technologically advanced each year, so does the security equipment available to us that is capable of protecting our homes and maintaining the safety of our family from home invaders and trespassers who do not have the best of intentions. However, some people might be a little intimidated by installing a smart lock in their respective homes due to the technology’s sophisticated nature. And if you are indeed considering buying a smart lock but want to know how to install it, then you would be glad to know that the short but informative blog that I prepared is specially written just for you.In this blog, I will share with you a step-by-step guideline on how you can properly install a smart digital door lock in your home in order for you to fortify your property from bad people, so to speak. So without any further delays, let’s get right into today’s discussion…

Shop for the Right Smart Lock

First and foremost, it is important that you shop for the right smart lock that has the features and capabilities you are looking for such as whether it unlocks the door with a passcode, fingerprint, or facial recognition or if it has additional essential specifications like a security camera that allows you to monitor your porch or to see whoever is at your front door. It also gives you a chance to prepare if the person on the other side of the door is suspicious or if it’s a potential package theft.

Gather and Organize the Tools and Equipment Needed for the Installation

The next step is for you to gather and organize the essential tools and equipment needed to install the smart lock in order for the device to work properly. Some examples of the basic tools that you will need are a screwdriver, electric drill, wood glue, caulk gun, etc. As you are using the hand drill, you have to spread newspapers or any materials that could catch the debris as you are drilling the door to put up the smart lock.

Remove the Old Doors

After you have gathered the essential tools and equipment, you now have to remove the old door lock first. unscrew the bolts and joints connecting the door frame to the door lock and door knob. However, allow me to remind you that you have to pursue with great caution in order for you not to damage the main door especially if it is made of wood for that matter.

Clean the Door

Before you make the actual installation, you have to clean the area where you are going to put up the door lock. You have to inspect if there are any damages that need your attention. Sand the area as much as possible and apply a caulk gun whenever possible to fix any damage that might have occurred.

Install the Smart Door Lock

Furthermore, if the package comes with a manual guideline, it is of utter importance that you read them and follow the steps provided in order for you to install them properly and not experience any mishaps as soon as you begin to use them. But if there are no manual guidelines attached to the packaging, you can always refer to advice shared by experts online. You can actually find a lot of them on Google or YouTube when you search for this specific topic.

But the following are the general steps you have to take in installing a smart door lock—

  • You can use the pre-existing drilled holes to save you time. But you can drill new holes whenever it is necessary
  • Securely screw the smart door locks so it would not fall down and break or stolen
  • Make sure that your smart device and smart door lock are online and connected to the internet
  • On your smart device, download and install the necessary applications in order for the two devices to transmit data

Yes, it is that straightforward. But you can ask for the aid of the experts if you are not sure of the procedures you have to take.

Final Thoughts

I sincerely hope that the step-by-step guideline that I shared with you in today’s short blog has provided you with the necessary help in installing a smart lock in your home. The great thing about smart locks is that they are pretty much straightforward when it comes to operation and even with the installation process. You can always refer to the instruction manual for the proper installation, or you can ask for assistance from a more knowledgeable person about the subject or an expert for better results.

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