What is a smart electronic lock and how does it work?

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Equipo de Marketing By Demes Group FEBRUARY 21, 2022
Achraf BouchtarouifProduct Manager VESTA

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In By Demes, we know that ensuring the highest level of security for your projects is a top priority. Today's technology allows us to automate and control a multitude of processes, including access control devices, effectively managing access to all types of buildings and facilities, such as homes and businesses. There is nothing more important than being able to manage and authorise who enters or does not enter through the doors of your facilities.

With the arrival of smart locks on the market, and thanks to constant innovations on their features, we see the range of IoT SmartHome devices improving day by day and offering more and more interesting functionalities.

Looking to improve the portfolio of solutions for your customers? Find out from By Demes what a smart electronic lock is and how it works. We will also show you the most relevant devices in our catalogue.

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What is a smart electronic lock?

A smart electronic lock is a connected home automation device that can be installed on all types of doors. There are smart locks for exterior and interior doors. What is special about them? They allow you to control access and authorise or not the opening of the door depending on the person who intends to access the place. These security systems provide a remote control solution that was not offered by the traditional operating model. In addition, there are several types of smart locks with different modes of use.

How does a smart lock work?

Thanks to smart locks, lost keys are no longer a problem. As the name suggests, the smart electronic lock is a connected and recognisable device that can function in different ways. Most commonly, it is connected directly via Bluetooth or Wifi to a mobile app, allowing remote control and access via mobile device detection.

However, there are also keypad-based numeric systems, voice recognition options and others equipped with fingerprint recognition to enable door opening.

By purchasing an IoT Smarthome smart door lock system, greater security is ensured, as well as considerable ease of access. In addition to these benefits, the lock designs are adaptable to all door styles, are modern in style and are easy to install and use.

The SALTO smart lock: the latest in IoT SmartHome technology

Among the different product types, the SALTO smart electronic flat lock (Ref. SALTO-001) stands out for its elegant and discreet design, which allows it to be integrated directly into the inside of the lock, without the use of screws or drilling. Thanks to its connectivity, the system offers access management from a smartphone, along with an overview of all recorded activities.

Discover how this home automation lock works:

Conceptualised by SALTO, the smart lock features BLE 4.0 and Z-Wave communication, all powered by AES 256-bit encryption. Thanks to high-performance, state-of-the-art technologies, the SALTO catalogue offers a wide selection of products to suit all types of needs.

Let's take a look at the SALTO smart lock installation below:

Integration of SALTO electronic lock and VESTA Alarm control panels

If you already work with the innovative and versatile VESTA Alarm System, you will be interested to know that the SALTO smart door lock we have shown you can be quickly and easily integrated into your radio and hybrid control panels. By creating automation rules, we can for example, lock the door after the system has been armed and unlock it after it has been disarmed.

However, the VESTA universe of possibilities allows the creation of advanced automatic rules, such as automatic door locking by time or the combination of functions with other devices that are also linked to the control panel:

For more information about intelligent security locks, please contact us via the By Demes contact form. Our excellent sales team will get back to you as soon as possible.