Even if you don’t take a smartphone, you can unlock your home with the tiny ENTR® remote controller. It measures just 60mm x 30mm x 8mm and weighs 30 grams. Still not lightweight enough? You can also open up with your fingerprint. I assume you will be taking your finger.
If your ENTR® or other smart door lock is integrated with a comprehensive smart home solution like Samsung SmartThings or Fibaro, you can harness the Internet of Things (IoT) to do some even cleverer stuff. Set a geofence and your smart hub will automatically switch on the lights or the hot water when you return within a preset distance of your front door. The system uses your phone’s GPS to trigger an action.
For more advanced smart home users, IFTTT (which stands for If This Then That) lets you cook up a whole range of smart recipes to suit your digital lifestyle. Should you want to automatically turn off the oven when you leave for a run, or switch on the kettle when you return, IFTTT probably has the right controls. (Here is a great little guide to becoming an IFTTT ninja.)
Harnessing the IoT and smart security like this is more convenient. It also saves you time — leaving you free to fit in a quick Alexa core and cardio workout courtesy of your Amazon smart speaker.