Keyless entry systems have become the rage in the past few years, and for good reasons. They have transformed home and office security but considering they are still new, many people are skeptical of their safety, and whether they are as reliable as their traditional counterparts.
Whether a homeowner or business owner loves or hates keyless entry systems, they are probably right. A good quality professionally installed keyless lock will keep a property secure, but their appropriateness for a given property depends on the property and the user’s needs. A wide variety of locks are available at Action Lock Doc. Before a decision is reached on the best lock for a need, consider these points.
How Safe are Keyless Locks?
The most important thing to remember about a home or office security is that most burglars are opportunists. They will only very rarely open a lock or break a window. They will almost always enter through a door or window that has been left open. As such, a keyless lock is only helpful if you use it.
Is a Keyless System for You?
Keyless systems are easy to use, but if you happen to be forgetful and aren’t accustomed to using new technology, they might not be for you. Further, it might be true that a keyless system doesn’t require a key, it still needs to fit the user. This is one reason why keyless systems are great for apartment dwellers, security communities, and other places where key systems can be troublesome. Keyless door locks are also useful for work areas and large properties where there is a lot of movement from one part of a property to another.
There are many pros and cons to keyless door systems. Some of them follow:
- No keys. This might be obvious, but their benefits are often overlooked since keys can end up lost, which is a problem for many people, not to mention a security risk.
- Keyless systems offer easy access to authorized personnel. Anyone who needs access is required to have a code.
- Keyless systems allow owners to know who has been on the property and where they have been.
- It make it easier for people with certain disabilities to enter the property.
- Keyless systems are more aesthetically pleasing, with many styles and colors available.
- If a keyless system is used often and is left uncleaned, it is easier to determine the entry code.
- Keyless systems are powered by electricity, so they could stop working if there is a power outage. For cases such as this, many keyless systems offer a battery backup.
- Keyless systems are only effective for those who have the code. This can be difficult to control.
- Anyone who is forgetful would find it difficult to remember the code.
If there is one thing that is certain about keyless systems, it’s that it should always be installed by someone who knows what they are doing. As good as they are, there are plenty of opportunities in installing them to do it wrong. Make sure that whoever installs a system is knowledgeable about how to do it right the first time. Once it is installed, there’s a better than average chance that it will serve its function for a long time.