Digital locks have been available for some time in the lock business. These are locks that are operated without a key. There are different digital technologies that are growing in popularity and some hybrid options that include a key for backup and are extending into the business field. You may have recently been at a business and noticed a door lock that is operated by a 4-digit combination entered right on the door or a card reader. These are both examples of digital locks.

Digital Locks for Front Doors

Push button door locks have combinations that can be reset directly in the handle of the door. The correct combination of numbers will need to be entered to unlock the deadbolt rather than key to protect your home. Remote signal locks are similar to the keyless entry systems for cars where a receiver is built into the door and an electronic signal from a base remote sends a signal to open the deadbolt or other lock. This digital lock uses a similar technology that apartments and businesses have used for years where a visitor can be buzzed in. Biometric fingerprint locks use the technology that has been used at some businesses for some time. Fingerprints are stored by a biometric system. When a fingerprint in the system’s memory is registered in the pad at the front door, the lock will automatically open.

Why Have a Digital Lock Installed?

You can’t lose your fingerprint like you can lose your keys, making this a great reason. When you need to constantly rekey or change the locks it can be time-consuming, frustrating, and costly. When you take keys out of the equation, there is nothing to lose or misplace. A digital lock like a push-button combination may be risky for some as it will require you to remember a series of numbers and it is possibility to misplace the base that is needs to open remote signal locks. All you need to open a biometric lock is your finger. There are a lot of features with digital locks. The push button lock can be set up so that anyone who tries the combination four times without success will be locked out from trying to try again or setting off an alarm. This will discourage burglars from trying to enter. You can also temporarily allow the fingerprint of a repair person and then remove it from the memory of a biometric system. You could also only allow the worker access with their fingerprint during only the hours they are supposed to be there.

Benefits of Digital Locks in Your Home for Disabled & Elderly

These locks are helpful for the disabled as they work well with people in wheelchairs or those using walkers. They can engage a remote base to get a certain amount of time to enter through the door or gate protecting the perimeter of a home. The digital lock can be programmed based on the amount of time it takes for someone in a wheelchair or walker to get inside the door.

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If you’re thinking of ditching your keys and getting digital locks instead, call Best Locksmiths to come install them for you. It may be a liberating feeling to not have to worry about losing your keys again. Best Locksmiths are standing by!