Door Locks / September 29, 2018 / Jacquenett Chicoine
With keypad door locks you do not have to worry about this happening since there are of course no keys to be lost. In case there is suspicion that the unlock code is compromised changing the locks is not necessary as one need only change the pin code. For working parents who may not be at home by the time their children get back from school a keypad door lock would be ideal. There would be no need for hiding copies of the door keys under mats or pots so the kids can retrieve them and open the door. Having copies of the keys hidden around the compound is a security risk as an intruder only needs to watch your movements a number of times to know where the key is normally hidden. You can avoid such risk through an electronic door lock as you need only advise all family members of the door combination or you can program the lock to accept biometric identification for each person in the family.
If you choose a padlock and latch combination make sure the hasp is correctly installed and that the screws are not exposed. Choose a lock able to work with your existing automatic door closer remote control device and alarm systems. For safety purposes make sure that your automatic closers have safety mechanisms that enable them to reverse and stop if they are obstructed. Before installing door locks make sure that the garage door hinge mechanisms rollers tracks are working properly. See to it also that your door handles lever pulls and bells are installed correctly not only for aesthetics purposes but for convenience.
This keyless system has many advantages that make it a better choice than a key based locking system. First you eliminate the possibility of locking yourself out of your house or office because of a lost key. And it not just the inconvenience of being shut out or in but also the drastic and costly measures you have to go through. For instance if a spare key cannot be found or it will take some time before the key arrives on site then the lock would have to be broken and replaced. Note that breaking the lock may inadvertently damage the door itself thus increasing repair costs.