A keyless deadbolt door lock offers any homeowner or business proprietor the ability to achieve maximum security of any door in that they need secured conveniently and cost effectively. High-end keyless deadbolt systems can still have the regular key feature, but they also have a lighted keypad that you can create a customized combination into and use instead for unlocking the door. This is especially important for darker areas of the exterior of the home and for those people who frequently lock the door handle as well as the deadbolt. For business proprietors this system can be useful for providing people at work access to the property through the code, but you can always change the code quickly if you feel your security has been compromised.
Like a traditional deadbolt, the electronic keyless locks can be of varying quality. There are very high quality keyless locks, and there are those that are of very low quality. There is a big range and of course you will get what you pay for in terms of ease of use and overall security. To ensure a high quality product, it is recommended to buy one from a respected manufacturer and to have your keyless locks installed by a professional locksmith with experience installing and setting up a keyless lock system. The two that are very highly rated are Schlage and Medeco. Their products are well reviewed and rated by industry experts and consumers, but there are other manufacturers out there as well. If you have any questions it is always best to consult with a locksmith before purchasing a keyless security system.
Installing a keyless deadbolt can be tricky for someone who doesn’t have the experience of having done it before. It is suggested that unless you are a quick-study in do-it-yourself home improvement projects, that you hire a professional locksmith to install the lock for you. Poor installation can cause malfunction and complete failure. More importantly, any Home Owners Insurance Policy will have an “Opt-Out” clause for paying out an insurance policy if it is known that the security wasn’t installed by a professional locksmith. Most of the quality manufacturers will provide a warrantee, but not a guarantee against failure precisely because they know that individuals take it upon themselves to improperly install this sensitive hardware.
The durability, strength, rust resistance, and lock length of electronic deadbolts will vary from brand to brand and model to model, just as traditional deadbolts do. The advice here is not to cut corners by getting something cheap and to ensure you’re investment is protected and insured by getting it installed by a certified professional locksmith. With these locks, you get what you pay for and there is no good value in cheaper models.
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