Welcome to SmartLocksGuide! A leading online resource created by a group of experts who have worked in the field of home security and personal safety our whole lives.

Our goal is to be a trusted source of information that helps you make informed decisions about the systems and services you can use to protect your home, family, pets, and more. Whether it’s choosing the right system for your needs or understanding how to use the one you have more effectively, we’re here to help!

Our content has been featured in top magazines and blogs, including BHG, The Spruce, Wall Street Journal, GQ Magazine, WIRED Magazine, TechCrunch, Engadget, Forbes, and many others.

We believe that everyone has the right to feel safe, no matter where they are. That’s why we strive for accuracy and thoroughness in our writing—so that you can trust us with all of your questions about home security and personal safety, whether they’re related to burglaries or just making sure your kids are safe while they play outside.

We know how hard it can be to find accurate information about what you need to do to keep yourself and your family safe at home. On our blog, you can get all the facts about security systems, locks, alarms, cameras—you name it!


We’re here for you 24/7/365, so if you ever have any questions or concerns about your home security system (or anything else), just ask us! We’ll do our best to make sure you leave our site with everything you need.

We also have a focus on building community among our readers, so if you ever have an idea for something we should write about or want to share something interesting you heard at work today, feel free to email us.


Our Team

Edward Clark (Founder)

Howdy! I am Edward Clark. 💡 I’m a dad, husband, and entrepreneur who is passionate about all things security. Founder of this leading blog on smart locks. 🔑 I’ve been featured in the media many times, including The Guardian, Forbes, Wired, USA Today, TechCrunch, and Engadget.

I created Smart Locks Guide to help people understand and embrace the benefits of smart home security systems. I saw a world of people who could benefit from the technology that we take for granted.


Martha Anderson (Chief Security Officer)

Martha Anderson

👋 Hey! I’m Martha, and I’m the Chief Security Officer at Smart Locks Guide. I’m a serial early adopter of smart home tech. Seriously, I’ve tried out dozens of smart locks and connected home devices, and now I’m here to help you figure out which of them are worth your time (and money).


Tessa Jones (Contributor)

Tessa Jones

🌠 Hi! I’m Tessa, a certified smart home security expert, a product tester, an IT consultant, and a freelance writer. I love to share my knowledge through writing tutorials and product reviews. I write for a number of websites, including Forbes, Digital Trends, PCMag, and more. 😁 Since 2014 I have reviewed and tested over 100+ smart home devices, including smart locks, voice assistants, lighting systems, cameras, and more.


Jason Bywater (Contributor)

Hello there, I’m Jason, a home security geek, security consultant, and author. I believe that everyone should be able to feel secure in their home, and so I’m here to provide them with the tools they need to make that happen. Have been in the security industry since it was called “alarm monitoring”, before that I was a builder and remodeler. Nowadays, I’ve got a little bit of everything going on.