Published August 2020 | Updated April 2024

Top 3 Convenient Uses of a Smart Lock

Written by Level Home Staff

Top 3 smart lock use-cases

What we once called the home of the future has become the home of today. With smart appliances all around us, voice commands, biometric access, and one-time passcodes are now the norm. Plus, there is an app for everything. It's about time more of us embraced smart locks as the standard for keeping modern homes safe and easily accessible. These handy home security tools are more than just a modern convenience — once you use one, you'll never go back.

Not sure that you need a smart lock in your life? The three most common uses will show you just how versatile and convenient they are:

1. You need to let people in while away

How often do you find yourself in one of these situations?

  • You're at work and a family member needs to pick up something from your home.

  • You're on a vacation and ask several friends or neighbors to help take care of your plants or pets.

  • You're renovating your house and have construction workers or house cleaners show up at different times.

  • You're expecting a package but don't want the delivery driver to leave it on the porch to get stolen.

The list could go on. The point is you need to provide people with a convenient and safe way to access your home when there's nobody there to greet them. Installing a Level lock paired with a Level Keypad and assigning unique key codes for your visitors is the answer you've been looking for.

2. You need to leave in a hurry

Mornings are hard for everyone. If you have children or a demanding job, chances are your schedule is tight. The last thing you need before leaving the house is to frantically look for misplaced keys. With Level Lock - Touch Edition (and Level Keypad) you can lock the house with a single touch. Also, if you integrate Level Lock with a smart hub from Apple or Ring, you can multitask like a pro and automate predefined actions. For instance, a single touch can lock the door, turn off the lights, and adjust the thermostat.

3. You own or manage a rental

If you rent out a house for short stays, you need someone to be there when people arrive and leave. This is time-consuming, costly, and inconvenient, especially if your guests are late. With a smart lock in place, you can grant them limited access via a custom link. When it comes to long-term rentals, you no longer need to change the locks when tenants move out. Plus, smart locks are considerably safer than multiplying keys and passing them around.

Bonus: Temporary guest passes are also useful when hosting a party in the backyard. For instance, you can simply create a Party Pass in the Level App and share it via email or WhatsApp.

The convenience of smart locks

You may want to offer convenient access for elderly family members with shaky hands or mobility issues. Or you need to know when your children come home from school or leave the house. Perhaps you're tired of worrying about forgetting your keys or leaving a spare key under the mat. No matter what your reason, rest assured that smart locks will change your life for the better. All you have to do is choose the one that suits your style and needs.