With all of the key copying apps out there, it may be time for homeowners to start thinking about installing keyless locks.
These locks provide several significant advantages. They are not very expensive, and most of them are “bump-proof,” meaning it’s much harder for burglars to attack them.
Keyless locks also prevent you from having to give out your keys ever again. If you need a baby sitter or a handyman to have access you can create a code. Later, you can wipe that code, preventing them from getting back in if they’re no longer needed.
These entry systems aren’t just great for homeowners, either. They solve a lot of problems for business owners, too! It is far less expensive to remove a former employee’s code than it is to rekey locks every time a key isn’t returned.
If you want to get really fancy then you can hook your keyless entry system up to a home automation service. This will allow you to open and close doors from a distance.
If you have a latch key kid then keyless entry gets even smarter. You won’t have to worry about hiding keys on the property (which is a terrible idea), and you don’t have to hope that your kids won’t lose keys. They memorize the code–there’s no losing that. Even if they forget the code they can phone you or text you for a reminder. If you’ve got home automation you can just open the door for them.
Most keyless entry systems also come with auto-locking features, which means they’ll take care of locking the door for you if you forget. You’ll never again have to worry that a moment of distraction will cause a hole in your home security.
Finally, keyless entry systems are just super-convenient. You don’t have to fumble with keys or make copies before you go on vacation.
However, we do recommend entry systems with deadbolt locks. Most are battery powered, and you will need the back-up if a battery goes out.
Do we install electronic locks? Absolutely! So don’t worry–you won’t have to go it alone if you’re not exactly the DIY type. Call Omega Locksmith today for a quote. We’re ready to help you upgrade the locks on your home!