Meanwhile, the keyless Kevo solution works with your phone. As long as it's within Bluetooth range of your door and you press the lock - open sesame, you have entry! This digitisation works with an app which means you can have a live record of when the door has been locked or unlocked. Not only can it set a timer to allow other people to enter at certain times - like a cleaner or contractor you don't necessarily want to give keys to - but it can send you a text when your kids get home from school!
Similar technology exists with August, whose smart lock works with iPhones, Android and even the Apple Watch. You can keep your existing hardware, but the wifi/Bluetooth lock keeps track of who comes and goes, with both pictures and time records.
Live in a flat with intercom? A new invention from Ikilock comes with a special plug for your intercom so you can remotely let people into your building and keep track of comings and goings.
Although this amazing tech is great for letting people in remotely, they also let you have control of your home security on the go.
There are some less hi-tech options on offer. Kwikset have a great set of re-key manual locks that allow you to change the lock quickly, in case you lose your keys or have them stolen. Or, of course, if you want more technology, you could hold out until Eyelock release their iris-scanning door-entry technology to the wider market. Feel like you’re in a sci-fi film yet?