By NAME, ASSA ABLOY Smart Living Expert 5 ways a smart door lock helps you manage a busy life Ditch cumbersome keys, access innovative new services and live smarter There’s a growing awareness we can outsource some of life’s boring tasks to a smart device. Do it wisely and busy lives get a little less hectic — leaving more time to do the things we actually enjoy. When you read “smart device”, what springs to mind? Your lights, thermostat or a smart speaker? Maybe the kettle? A front door lock is perhaps the most important —and easily overlooked — device in your home. If you make it smarter, it can help, too. 1# One less item to collect when you leave Remember when we used to have portable point-and-shoot cameras as well as phones? Your smarter, digital key is weightless. It lives on the device you’re carrying anyway — whether Android or Apple/iOS flavoured. A smart door lock is also another step towards minimalism. 2# Check in on your children A smart lock is built for busy parents. A companion app will tell you who has come and gone, and when. You’ll know in an instant if your child has returned home. You can even let them in remotely if they have lost their key or forgotten the entry PIN.