Electronic door locks remove the need for keys. They come with one or more means of entry, including keypad, fingerprint, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), or Bluetooth. There are electronic locks that use keypads with a pin number for entry. Newer models use touchscreen panels instead of buttons and include security features helping to prevent burglars from figuring out the code.
- Keypad systems are a bit older and use an electronic keypad that you program with a number of codes to enter. It’s like having a pin number for your door. Key in the right numbers, and your door will unlock.
- RFID locks use a key fob or card for entry. You don’t need to remove a key from your pocket or purse with this lock, so you won’t have to fumble for your keys when your arms are full.
- Bluetooth locks operate by sensing your smartphone’s Bluetooth ID and opens when you approach. Most Bluetooth and Radio Frequency Identification locks have a secondary means of electronic entry so you’re still able to enter your home if your battery dies or you lose your phone or key fob.
- Fingerprint identification, or biometric entry is pretty self-explanatory. It is programed to your fingerprint or those you want to have access to your home.
There are several models of keyless door locks, and many options to choose from, so you can decide on which lock would work best for you and your home. Technology is always changing and there’s always going to be brand new products. It can be a little overwhelming; you want the best security for your home.
If you want keyless access for more than one person, a keypad deadbolt might be a good option; you can share the codes with those you want to allow into your home. If ease of entry is important, RFID deadbolts are easy to use. If you would like to be able to use your smartphone to manage your locks, there are options for you as well.
Contact Bedford Lock & Key at 781-275-1597 in Bedford, MA or 978-433-5262 in Pepperell, MA to get more information on the locks that are offered to figure out which option is best for you.