Keyless locks work by pushing in a numbered code on a keypad. They are convenient, but are they a secure?
For many years, keyless entry locks on both homes and cars, have been very popular. However, there are upsides to this modern technology as well as the same amount of cons. There are many different questions that you would have to ask yourself before purchasing a keyless door lock.
Pros of a Keyless Door Lock System
Key Not Required!
The number one reason that someone will switch their old-fashioned locks to have keyless entry, is a reason that is pretty much common sense because they don’t need to carry a house key! When you have keyless entry, you don’t have to worry about losing or misplacing your key, or making sure you have a spare in any kind of emergency if you do.
Another advantage of a keyless entry system is that you don’t have to worry about making sure that you have extra sets of keys for relatives that drop by or even visitors. All you need to do is give them the access code, and instructions on how to lock and unlock the door properly.
Want to know who comes in and out of your home and when? You can program multiple codes for each family member, relative or friend. This way you know who has accessed your home while you were out.
Cons of a Keyless Door Lock System
Just like any piece of technology that has a password, there is the possibility of a hacker to gain access to your personal accounts. The same goes for keyless locks. There are hackers out there that can hack into the system or even just guess the code.
When Choosing your code, choose wisely and make sure it has a high-security rate so that its harder for hackers to try to get in your home.
The good thing is that you can set up your keyless lock to alert yourself or the police if the wrong code has been inserted too many times.
Forgetting the Code
Just like forgetting your keys you can also forget your code to your home keyless lock system, causing you to be locked out until you can get a locksmith to help you.
The initial cost of installing a keyless door system can be 3 – 10x more expensive than that of a regular entry system to your home. Costs can range from $150 – $200, depending on brand and quality of the system.
Where a keyless lock entry is electrical they can stop working, therefore, leaving you locked out of your home or not able to lock the door when leaving. They have a backup power source but it only lasts a certain timeframe, depending on your system.
In Conclusion, there are positive and negative aspects to choosing a keyless entry option. It should be thought through before spending the money and getting a system installed
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