Most smart locks can be controlled with a smartphone through a dedicated mobile app provided by the manufacturer. These apps typically allow users to lock and unlock the door remotely, grant access to others, view the lock’s activity log, and customize settings. Smart locks can be connected to a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth network, depending on the lock’s specifications, to enable remote access.
With the use of a mobile app, users can also receive notifications about lock activities such as when the door is unlocked or when someone enters the house. This feature is useful for monitoring household members, including children, elderly relatives, or house cleaners, and for keeping track of visitors or guests. Some smart locks also work with voice assistants such as Alexa or Google Assistant, allowing users to control the lock with voice commands.