As Mies van der Rohe once said, God is in the details. Even the most masterful architectural achievement is nothing without its finishing touches. And when it comes to first impressions, not to mention security measures, no details make a bigger impact than the most essential parts of the front door—the hardware and lock.
Whether you need to accommodate house guests, short-term renters—there are now some four million residential hosts on Airbnb alone—or just a repair person coming by for a quick job, contemporary life requires frictionless, hands-free access. Using Bluetooth and smartphone capabilities, homeowners are enjoying remote, keyless home entry without sacrificing peace of mind.
Unfortunately, most smart locks and dead bolts are bulky and unattractive. You obsessed for months over the bath fittings, tile grout, and kitchen cabinet pulls. Why would you settle for ugly front-door hardware? Enter a new wave of products from a Bay Area company that embraces both high functionality and high design.
Level is a leader in its class, with sleek locks and (coming this month) a streamlined keypad that can be placed in discreet locations away from the front door. Its products can also adapt your existing dead bolts with invisible technology, allowing you to retain the style you want while gaining smart capabilities (and you won’t need to change the battery every few months).
On the whole, those who want to bring elegant, convenient access solutions to their homes have never been in a better position to do so. It’s a good time to be obsessed with the details—best to get it on lock.
Learn more at level.co.
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