For most of us, the idea about technology generally comes down to “the more the merrier.” After all, most technology is specifically designed to make life easier. But as we all know, the intention doesn’t always carry through to prove actually useful. So, when it comes to new home security technology, it’s understandable to be equally as wary of it as you are excited. When it comes to keyless entry systems, however, there’s little cause for alarm. They can be a great way to both make your life easier and boost your home’s security.
What is Keyless Entry?
If you’re a spy movie fan, you’ve probably seen countless characters who need to hack into a numbered keypad or steal a card to swipe so they can gain access to the top security room. Any of those systems are, technically, keyless entry. Of course, now that the technology has been around for a few years, it’s extended to the private sector and anyone who wants one can add keyless entry locks to their home or business without much hassle. In essence, it’s a way to ditch your keys without compromising security; instead of a key, simply punch in a code or swipe a card to gain access.
Keyless entry systems made for residential use are generally an electronic system with a numbered keypad which is designed to replace the standard deadbolt on a door. When installed correctly, a keyless entry door lock will provide the same security as a well-installed deadbolt, but it gives you the opportunity to take greater control of your home’s security. With a standard deadbolt, you generally have to have the locks rekeyed in order to boost security. With a keyless entry system, conversely, all you have to do is program in a new code and deactivate the old. Most modern electronic door lock options will even let you program multiple codes, set end dates, and make changes through an online program. Any keyless entry that connects via the home’s WiFi will also let you set up notifications so you can keep tabs on whether anyone is entering your home while you’re away.
Of course, keyless entry isn’t restricted to exterior-facing doors; with the right tools, you can install a keyless entry on doors that don’t have a deadbolt, too. For example, many owners of vacation rental properties will choose to put a keyless entry lock on an owners’ closet to keep their personal items safe without needing to cart them back and forth to the property.
Improving Home Security
Keyless entry is no longer relegated to the spy world or government buildings. Now, you can enjoy this technology for your Hilliard home just as easily. If you’re ready to learn more, contact the local professionals at Buckeye Locksmith to get started!