Should I Get a Keyless Lock for My House and/or Garage?
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the area where technology and home appliances meet. As we have mentioned in previous blogs, many new wireless features are available with traditional home features, including new kinds of electric garage door openers and mobile apps that allow homeowners to monitor their home while they are away. But one of the newer and more revolutionary areas where home appliances have intersected with IoT is in wireless, or keyless, locks for entry doors.
What Is a Keyless Lock?
A keyless lock is exactly as it sounds: a lock which does not require a key to be opened. If you consider the number of times you may have had to rush out of the home to make a meeting or event and forgot your house keys, the appeal of a lock that does not need a key becomes evident. By avoiding the potential for lost keys, this type of lock could put the possibility of locking yourself out of your residence into the distant past.
How Do Keyless Locks Work?
There are many different kinds of keyless locks, and they work in a variety of different ways. Most keyless locks connect to a home’s wireless router and internet setup, allowing a homeowner to lock and unlock their doors from anywhere they have an internet connection. A smartphone app provides control over who enters and leaves their home. With this type of keyless lock, you can give specific individuals, such as family, friends, and delivery drivers limited or unlimited access to your home as you see fit.
Other keyless locks use Bluetooth and are opened by a wireless transmitter which can be hung around a person’s keychain or kept in a pocket or purse. These types of keyless locks require a person to be within a certain distance before the door can be unlocked.
The feature which nearly all keyless locks have is that they lock automatically. This means that if you leave in a rush to work in the morning, you do not have to worry about locking your door, because your lock will now do it for you.
Should I Get a Keyless Lock, and How Do I install it?
Keyless locks can be quite expensive, with the best models being between $200 and $300 per unit. Due to this cost, it is best to perform research on what kind of door you have, what types of features you would like to have, and whether a keyless lock is a necessary added security precaution.
Installing a keyless lock, while not being overly difficult, requires a knack and skill for home maintenance. While you might be capable of doing it yourself, if you do decide to upgrade to a keyless lock, it is a good idea to call a professional to do the installation for you.
Contact a Downers Grove Garage and Entry Doors Professional
For assistance in garage and entry door repair, installation, and upgrades, contact the Downers Grove garage professionals at Blue Sky Builders. For more information, call our offices at 630-852-8485.