If you’re researching better ways to keep your home secure, then you’ve likely heard of keyless door locks. Like everything in life, there are advantages and disadvantages to the keyless system. It can be tough to sift through all the information out there, so we decided to provide some insight into the benefits of keyless door locks, and whether or not installing them is right for you and your family.
The Pros of Installing Keyless Door Locks
- Easily Change Codes
- Better Security
- No House Keys!
- Easy Installation
There are many benefits to installing keyless door locks in your home. The first benefit is that you can easily change the codes. Let’s say you are out of town, and your worst fear is realized: You remember you left the oven on and you’re going to be out of town for the rest of the week. You call your neighbor and give them the code to your house, and they turn off the oven. When you get home, you can easily change the entry code so your neighbor no longer has access. Brilliant! The next benefit is that your home’s security will improve. Because there is no key, there are no tumblers that can be manipulated by special burglary tools. This leads us to our next benefit – you won’t have to carry your house keys around anymore. This is especially great if you have a habit (like we do) of losing your keys. And finally, the installation of installing keyless door entry is simple. You don’t need special doors or frames. A locksmith in Lakewood and the metro area can install the whole thing in a short amount of time. Voila!
The Cons of Installing Keyless Door Locks
- Power Outages
- Burglars Guessing Codes
- Forgotten Passcodes
There are some downsides to installing keyless entry in your home. For example, some systems require the use of power to operate. If the power goes out, so does the door lock. Most systems have a battery backup, however, so this isn’t an issue. Be sure to talk to you locksmith about this concern if you are worried! Another downside is that burglars could technically guess your passcode. This is why it important to choose a random number they can’t guess easily (like your address, for example). The last downside we need to discuss is that people forget things – passcode are included in this. If you install a keyless entry system, it’s important to choose something that is both secure and memorable.
Contact an Experienced Locksmith for More Information
If you are interesting in learning more about keyless entry systems, contact us for more information. We have been locksmiths for years, and have the insight and experience you need to make a fully informed decision. Call us today to learn more!