Advancements in technology have vastly improved safety in a number of ways. From online shopping to home security systems—your information and personal belongings are more secured than ever. One of these major advancements is the development of keyless entry systems for homes and businesses. Most people are accustomed to traditional locks, but there are a number of advantages to upgrading to a keyless entry system.
Keyless entry systems range from keypads to Bluetooth enabled locks. They may sound intimidating, but they’re actually incredibly easy to use and can alleviate day-to-day stresses. Upgrading means never having to keep track of keys, worry about keys breaking in the lock, or being locked out if you forget your key. Beyond these advantages, a keyless entry system also delivers a higher level or safety and security to your home or your business.
Depending on the type of system you install, you’ll have control over who can enter your home and when. Say you have someone coming over to fix a leaky pipe, but you won’t be able to meet them. You can give the plumber a temporary code that will only work for a set amount of time. Or, if you’re on vacation and have someone coming over to water the plants, you can give them a code that only works between certain hours each day you are gone. The temporary codes can be deleted at any time, so if the plumber cancels, you don’t have an active code waiting to be used by someone.
The same idea works for businesses, too. Have you ever just missed the delivery driver, or maybe the mail person came while you were out and wasn’t able to drop off your mail or pick up any outgoing packages. With a key code that is specific for your mail person, you can ensure your packages are always dropped off and picked up while keeping your business secure.
Never Get Locked Out Again
Let’s face it – kids are always losing things. So if your child has their own house keys, you run the risk of them misplacing it while out and about. With a keyless entry system, not only do you not have to worry about spare keys being found, you can be assured that your kids won’t get locked out of the house as long as they remember their code.
Unlike traditional door locks and deadbolts, keyless entry systems can’t be picked, bumped, or drilled. If someone is looking to break into your home, they’ll often look for a spare key hidden near the door. With keyless entry systems, you remove the need for a hidden spare key, which helps to improve your home’s security.
Auto-Locking to Reduce Stress
Do you ever get a few blocks from home or your business and wonder if you locked the front door? Instead of turning around and missing an important appointment, a keyless entry system will leave you with peace of mind. Many systems can be set up to lock automatically a few seconds after you leave. If you use a Bluetooth system, you can control the locks anywhere from your smartphone or tablet. This means you can always be assured that the doors are locked behind you.
Another business bonus is the ability to have different security levels. Certain keyless entry systems have fingerprint, pin, and key access, making it perfect for limiting access for clients, customers, or employees.
The added security and safety they bring to your home or business is an excellent benefit, and the convenience is a bonus, as well.
This post was contributed by Sevan Locks and Doors, a Seattle-based locksmith serving thousands of customers over the last decade. Sevan is also a GoKeyless partner and proud customer, purchasing and installing their keyless entry systems for their own clientele.