Modern technology has been moving at breakneck speed in the past decade or two and entry systems have benefited greatly. Traditional keys are becoming a thing of the past with the invention of remote keyless entry systems. These systems perform the same functions of a mechanical system only with less physical contact. Though keyless entry systems are more often found in automobiles, they are becoming more and more prevalent in homes as well.
If you are interested in making the switch from a traditional lock and key, our experts at QuickPro Locksmith recommend that you consider the advantages as well as the disadvantages before trading your keys in for the keyless entry system. To help you make an informed decision, QuickPro Locksmith has put together a list of pros and cons of keyless entry systems. QuickPro Locksmith is here to help and is one call away if you have any questions about keyless entry system installations.
SMART: There are many options for keyless entry systems. They can be activated using remotes, keypads, touchscreens, or even biometric entry. The benefit of this digital format is that the data can be stored and monitored. For instance, keyless entry systems can keep track of timestamps so that you know exactly when someone has entered your home. Further, unique codes can be arranged for each individual accessor. With a keyless entry system, you can get notifications when your children have arrived from school and entered your house or when the housecleaner has arrived.
No Lost Keys: Traditional keys are a hassle to keep track of. If there is anything that we have all lost a set of: it’s keys. Having to keep a spare key under the doormat is a thing of the past with keyless entry systems. Instead, your entry is always guaranteed so long as you remember your code.
Access Management: Changing locks and even rekeying your locks can cost you a great deal of money. Unfortunately, traditional lock and key systems require a change of locks upon moving into a new home or when you suspect your security has been compromised. With keyless entry systems, granting and revoking access is easier and cheaper. If a roommate is moving out, then you can simply deactivate their code. If you realize someone is entering your home using your passcode, you can change your codes at no extra cost.
Initial Cost: Though you save a lot on access management over the long-term, the initial cost of keyless entry systems is greater than that of traditional deadbolt locks. While the traditional system may cost less than $50, you can expect to spend between $150 and $200 for a keyless system. However, QuickPro Locksmith may have some discounts available for anyone looking to upgrade their locks with a keyless entry system installation.
Hacking: Hackers are always a concern when it comes to digital technology. Keyless entry systems are no exception; your system could be targeted and hacked. Granted, a traditional lock could also be picked or infiltrated. Further, keyless entry systems’ passcodes, as mentioned earlier, are easier to manage and modify.
Power Failure & Malfunction: As keyless entry systems are electric in nature; a power failure will leave you with little security. QuickPro Locksmith recommends and offers backup power source installations to hedge against this risk.
If you are interested in learning more about keyless entry system installations, then give us a call at QuickPro Locksmith today.