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A Complete Checklist for Smart Lock Installation

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Smart Lock Installation

Home Security / February 20, 2020

The smart lock is without question, one of the most brilliant inventions in the world of security technology. With Riowell smart lock installation, homeowners can lock their door with a single touch, receive notifications when the door is unlocked, and access its features remotely. Additionally, smart locks can be paired with other great security systems such as video doorbells for the ultimate entry point security package.

Those who plan on installing a smart lock on their own should consider a few important factors before getting started. The Riowell installation team has provided a helpful checklist to ensure a successful smart lock installation.

Four Tips for Installing a Smart Lock in Your Home

Ensure proper door alignment

To avoid complications when locking your door with an automatic feature, it is important to ensure your door is perfectly aligned so that the bolt is easily inserted into the doorframe. Many homeowners get used to a poorly aligned lock, which may require the individual to pull the door up, down or towards them while twisting the bolt. This will make it difficult for you to lock or unlock your door remotely, as it will require manual effort to work properly.

Measure your door

Although smart locks are designed to fit a standard door size, it is important to measure your door just in case it exceeds standard measurements. If your door is thicker than the regular model, your installation may be slightly more involved, requiring additional tools such as an extended door kit. Professional installation may be a better option for those who are not comfortable installing additional door components.

Follow step-by-step instructions in order

When installing an electronic security feature in your home, such as a smart thermostat, light switch or lock, it is always important to follow the directions in their proper order. Many people get ahead of themselves and install the batteries in their smart lock prematurely. This can cause problems when attempting to pair products such as the Alexa home device and connecting mobile devices for remote access.

Choose your door handle carefully

While most smart lock users prefer to pair a door handle, which does not require a physical key, some enjoy this old-fashioned feature. Before selecting your door handle, consider how often you may want to allow someone into your home while you are not there, and whether or not you find it tedious holding on to a physical key.

Contact us today to request professional smart lock installation and more security solutions.