There’s no denying that the right electronic keyless lock can make your day-to-day much more convenient. Having the freedom to come and go without worrying about getting locked out is a major relief for many families. There may be a few concerns that are keeping you from taking the plunge and embracing a keyless lifestyle. Here are seven common electronic lock myths you can ignore.
1. “ELECTRONIC LOCKS ARE TOO TECHNICAL.”
When it comes to new technology, many homeowners simply leave it to the early adopters to figure it out and avoid installing something new for fear of it being too technical. Most electronic keyless lock manufacturers have worked hard to simplify the experience. With the aid of the installation guides and easy step by step video tutorials, you can install your lock in just a few minutes and the only tool you’ll need is a screwdriver.
2. “THE LOCK WILL FAIL WHEN THE POWER GOES OUT.“
Most electronic keyless locks run on battery power. That means when the lights go out, your lock will continue to function as normal. In addition, locks with keypads and touchscreens feature back-lit numbers so you’ll never be left fumbling in the dark to unlock your door.
3. “THE LOCK MUST BE WIRED.”
Because electronic keyless locks are powered by batteries, there’s no wiring involved. Simply install the lock while following the installation instructions and install the batteries and you’ll be up and running in no time. Most locks are also equipped with a low battery warning and backup entry method in the unlikely event that your batteries do fail. We recommend changing your batteries once a year when you change the batteries in your smoke detector as a best practice.
There’s no reason to sacrifice great style for greater security and convenience. Electronic locks are available in the industry’s most stylish finishes and trim. They feature a slim profile and tasteful design that creates a stylish look that effortlessly pairs well with our interior door hardware offerings.
5. “THE NUMBERS WILL WEAR DOWN AND SOMEONE CAN GUESS MY CODE.”
Some keyless electronic locks feature a fingerprint-resistant touchscreen that works in the rain and while wearing gloves. So, the numbers are guaranteed not to wear down or fade so you can rest easy that potential intruders will not know your unique access code.
6. “MECHANICAL LOCKS ARE MORE SECURE.“
An important step any time you choose a new deadbolt to secure your home – whether mechanical or electronic – is to research the security grade of that deadbolt. Look for locks with a grade 1 security rating – the highest on the market. Both the Schlage Sense™ Smart deadbolt and Schlage Connect™ Touchscreen deadbolt have a grade 1 rating so you can rest easy knowing you’ve purchased the most secure lock on the market.
7. “A KEY IS MORE RELIABLE.“
How many times have you lost your house key? Or walked out the door without it, swinging a locked door closed only to realize you cannot get back inside? With electronic locks, you no longer have to worry about that. Coming and going is easy when you’re not weighed down by keys.
Finally, what questions do you have about keyless electronic locks? Comment below or contact us to let us know!
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