Reasons to Install Electronic Locks in Your Home

Posted on: 18 March 2015


If you are worried about home security, and you want to have the most secure locks for your home, talk to a locksmith about having electronic locks installed. Instead of using traditional keys to unlock the door, a code is entered into a keypad. The only real disadvantage is remembering the code, at least when the lock is first installed. Here are just a few good reasons to have electronic locks installed on your entry doors.

Keyless Entry

You will never have to worry about losing your keys again when you have a locksmith install electronic locks. Another benefit of not having to use a key is that it is easier to get inside when you have an armload of groceries or any other items that you may be carrying, and you can't get at your keys easily. You can simply key in your code to unlock the door.

You are in Control

When you have electronic locks, the only people who will have access to your home are those who you give the code to. You will have total control when it comes to who is entering your home. For instance, you may give the code to a neighbour so they can look after your home while you are on vacation. But, as soon as you get back, you can delete the code, so the neighbour can't come in at any other time.

You can also track who is coming and going from your home, because an electronic locking system will log all activity. You will know who entered from the codes, as well as the time that they entered. This is a good way to know for sure that the person looking after your home is not going in at other times when they are not supposed to. If you have kids, this is an excellent way to make sure that they are home when they are supposed to be.

Ease of Installation

Many people shy away from electronic locks, because they think having them installed will involve expensive electrical work. Actually, these locks can be installed by a commercial locksmith in just a few hours. There is no need to work with your home electrical system at all, because these locks work with batteries instead, and nothing is hard-wired into your home. The exception to this is if you have a security alarm system, which will be wired into your telephone/Internet system.