When it comes to smart home devices, smart locks are some of the most popular—and for good reason. They’re convenient, secure, and they offer peace of mind that comes with knowing your home is easily accessible to your loved ones.
Read on to find out why our customers love their smart locks and how they make life more convenient and secure.
What's a smart lock?
Simply put, a smart lock is a keyless lock that you can unlock with a code or with your smartphone. While there are many different smart locks on the market, the Vivint smart lock is a customer favorite, especially when part of a complete Vivint Smart Home system.
Vivint smart lock reviews
With so many features, there's plenty to love about the Vivint smart lock. Take a look at what our customers are saying about their smart locks and some of the main benefits they provide.
Peace of mind
If you’ve ever left your house and wondered if you remembered to lock up, you’re not alone. Many Vivint smart lock users love that they can lock and unlock their door wherever they are.
"I've been able to keep tabs on the house and even lock my doors while driving away from my house instead of having to turn around to drive back and do it. Vivint has allowed me to have peace of mind for things that I used to be late for work for in being paranoid if I had left the garage door open, or if the doors were locked." - Keith G., Denver, CO
"I have a traumatic brain injury from Iraq and Afghanistan, which at times causes me to forget to lock doors or turn a light off. With this system, those problems were eliminated as soon as the system went online. It's a great tool to help me get along in life." - Keith P., Altus, OK
Our customers find it easy to keep tabs on their homes or vacation homes with their Vivint smart lock, even from another state.
“We love the Vivint system. We don't live at the beach house, and used to worry about the house all the time. Now we can watch every area and outdoors. We can let service people into the house remotely and lock and unlock doors. Service has been amazing too!" - Joe C.
"I enjoy the ability to monitor my house from my phone. It is a great convenience for me and my family. My daughter has lost numerous keys to our home. I no longer have to worry about the kids losing the keys to the house, I just give them their own code." - Michelle F., Danville, MA
"We just got our smart home installed on a Thursday and that Sunday we were running errands. My dad called to see if we were home. I told him we were on our way home, then unlocked the front door for him so he could wait in the comfort of our home while he waited for us. Thank you for our system! We are definitely referring our friends and family!" - Lisa H., Portland, OR
For many people, eliminating locks allows them to ensure their kids (and pets) are able to get inside the house safely.
"On my daughter's first day of school, she got out early. She doesn't have a cell phone and I was supposed to pick her up and was unaware of the early day. Using our Vivint Doorbell Camera, she rung it and I was able to unlock the door right from the app after speaking with her. I am extremely relieved! I can't imagine what I would have done if I came to an empty school or what may have happened to her." - Jovany G., Salt Lake City, UT
"Vivint saved my dog! We were away (out of state), our kids were at work, and my two dogs were in the backyard. We received a doorbell notification, and a lady was there saying there was a small dog in my front yard with no collar and wanted to know if she belonged to me. I spoke through the speaker and called my dog and yes–that was my dog! I opened the door from my phone and the nice lady let my dog in. I opened the door and said thank you, then quickly locked the door." - Claudia B., Glen Burie, MD
“I feel a whole lot safer knowing I have it and when I forget to lock the door, I love that I can utilize the app to ensure the safety of my home. It's been affordable and I consider it an investment well worth the cost.” Bethany B.
The smart lock for a safer home
What exactly is it about the Vivint smart lock that makes it the best option on the market? Let's take a closer look at what it can do to make life easier and safer for you and your family.
Keyless entry for improved security
Chances are you've probably made a spare key for your front door, whether it's for your kids, visitors, or just to help keep you from getting locked out. But having multiple copies of your keys presents a security risk if they fall into the wrong hands.
With the Vivint smart lock, spare keys are replaced by a unique code that you enter on the lock's keypad—there’s nothing to hide or lose, helping make your front door more secure.
Remote locking and unlocking
The Vivint Smart Home app lets you lock or unlock your front door from anywhere, whether it’s a different room or a different state. So if your kids forget their code or you need to unlock the door for a delivery, you can unlock and lock back up quickly and easily.
Real-time smartphone notifications
Because codes can be assigned to different users, you’ll always know who’s coming and going with notifications sent directly to your smartphone. This means added peace of mind knowing your kids got home from school OK or that your pet sitter arrived on time.
Temporary codes for visitors
If you have out-of-town guests or family members who will be coming and going, you can also assign them temporary codes that expire after a certain amount of time. No need to worry about making extra copies of spare keys or planning your schedule to be there when guests arrive—you can create their own code right from your smartphone.