Last week we talked about some of the advantages of installing a smart door lock. Today, we’d like to address the question of how much a smart door lock might cost.
As with most thing in life, the answer mostly depends on a number of different factors.
The quality of the smart lock you are installing.
Smart locks range in price from $19.99 to $999. You can choose between several different features. For example, some smart locks include deadbolts so you can use a key if the battery goes out. Some are meant to be paired with home automation services, which can get even pricier.
We recommend choosing the highest quality lock that fits your goals and your lifestyle.
How you get the lock installed.
There are basically three ways to go about this.
The first way is to have a security company install the smart locks for you. Many security companies do offer the service. This is generally the way to go if you want all the extra features, like the ability to lock and unlock your door from your smart phone. It’s not cheap, however. The lock prices are often inflated, and you’ll be locking yourself (no pun intended) into a 2 year service contract, at a minimum.
The second option is to do it yourself. Anyone can purchase smart locks from their local hardware store. If you have the skills this is certainly the cheapest way to get the job done. If you don’t have the skills, then you could end up damaging your door or your lock, creating a lock which does not function well or leaving a loophole in your home security that a criminal could access.
The third option is to have a professional locksmith take care of the job for you. Labor costs are generally quite low (between $40 and $100 per lock) so the big variable will be the quality of the lock you select. You can either bring your own or ask the locksmith to bring one of the trusted brands he carries. This is a mid-range cost option that can be a lot better and cheaper in the long run simply because it allows you to trust that the job has been done correctly without forcing you to break the bank.
So what’s the best option for you?
Ultimately, every homeowner has to decide which lock options will ultimately work the best for their needs. If you decide Omega Locksmith is the right installer for your smart lock, just give us a call. We’ll get you set up with a free quote so you know exactly what to expect.