Keyless entry locks have never been more popular, but just how secure are they really?
A quality keyless entry lock that’s been fitted by a professional is safe. However, your property and the people using the system do make a difference to the level of safety.
A keyless system is easy to operate, but if you’re not a fan of technology or you simply forget to use the system, you are leaving your property vulnerable. Many burglars are opportunistic, so if you get too complacent because you no longer need to use a physical key, this renders the keyless system useless.
Many homeowners have started installing keyless entry systems, but they are generally most beneficial to apartment blocks and commercial properties. Keyless entry systems are most useful in these scenarios because you’re dealing with a larger number of people. If anyone happens to lose a key or the key is stolen, you will need to change the front door lock for everyone. The same applies if an employee leaves. With a keyless entry system, you only need to remove individual access.
Overall, a keyless entry lock is a win because you don’t need to worry about physical keys, and you have a record of anyone entering or leaving a home or building. They’re also ideal for people with disabilities.
In terms of the downside, a keyless entry lock is only as safe if trusted people know the pin. You should also keep the lock clean to avoid any fingerprints that will help a burglar gain access. Lastly, keep in mind that digital locks can fail when there is an extended power outage.
If you need further advice on a keyless entry lock or help with the installation, contact Quickly Locksmith in Miami on (305) 984-9922.