Tired of carrying groceries to the door only to have to fumble around for your keys to open the door and go inside? Fed up with large, cumbersome rings of keys? Want your kids to have independence but don’t trust them to keep track of the house key? The answer to all those problems may be to install keyless locks on your home doors. With the help of our locksmith friends at Diamondback Lock and Key, below are our top 6 keyless locks today:
Kwikset Kevo 2nd Generation Touch-to-Open Lock
The future of home security is now here with this easy to use, easy to install electronic deadbolt lock. Using the Bluetooth from your phone, the Kevo allows you to unlock any door simply by touching it. The latest version is an improvement on Kwikset’s first design, fixing most of the bugs and improving the overall effectiveness of the Bluetooth technology. Top among it’s great attributes is its ability to be remotely locked without touching it at all. As long as you’re within range with your phone, you can lock your door by simply using an app on your phone. Though a bit expensive, this is one of the easiest, most convenient keyless locks on the market today.
Simple in design, the Schalge Touch is one of the most efficient and reliable keyless locks currently in production. Available in several colors to accent your home perfectly, the Schlage Touch uses a numbered key pad to obtain entry. What sets the Touch apart is its ability to have up to 19 unique profiles stored, so everyone in your family can have a unique code that is easy for them to remember. It also contains an automatic relocking system so you don’t have to remember if you locked the door when leaving the house for the day. Highly affordable and highly secure, the Touch is sure to please.
A step-up from the Touch, the Connect integrates seamlessly with any home automation system. It also offers an added security feature in the form of a localized alarm which can be sent to your phone through your home automation system. Using a standard keypad, entry through the Connect system is easy and efficient and it can be installed without having to fuss with any wires. The connect does have Z-Wave capability so you can easily lock and unlock your door remotely as long as you’re within Bluetooth range.
Faultless Keypad Lever Lock
Perhaps offering the most in terms of number of features and customization, the Faultless lock combines security with efficiency. Operating on just 4 AA batteries, the Faultless holds multiple unique codes for personalization, custom auto relock times, and the ability to turn profiles on and off. It is also one of the few keyless locks that has a dedicated low-battery sensor and warning system making it easy to know when the batteries need replacing. Overall it is one of the most affordable with its level of security and high-number of features.
Kwikset Z-Wave SmartCode 916
Though slightly more expensive, the Z-Wave SmartCode is worth every penny as it offers keyless entry and SmartKey technology. With this technology you can rekey your lock without having to hire a professional or buy a completely new lock system, making it easier to maintain a high level of security. Using a simple keypad entry system, the Z-Wave also integrates into your home automation system with minimal configuration. If you’re looking for a new keyless entry system, this one should be on your list of locks to consider.
Ultraloq Touchscreen Lock
Boasted as a 5-in-1 entry system, the Ultraloq enables you to unlock your door five different ways including biometrically using your fingerprints. This lock also synchronizes with your phone or home automation system to allow you to lock, unlock, or monitor your door using only your cell phone. The unique part of this lock is its biometric access and ability to store up to 95 different sets of fingerprints. This may be the most expensive lock on this list but it is also one of the most versatile and reliable.
Keyless locks are gaining more and more popularity and have multiple uses and numerous places to install them. From backyard sheds to front doors, the keyless lock is a perfect device for those looking to modernize their home without sacrificing security. These locks offer convenience without breaking the bank while still giving you peace of mind. Head down to your local hardware store and start your search for the best keyless lock today.
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