Keypad locks are an easy way to upgrade the security of your home or office. And, they can be a much more convenient and user-friendly option than traditional keys.
But, you might be wondering whether it’s really worth making the change. What are the benefits of keypad locks? What do they cost? And are there any security vulnerabilities you should know about?
Here at Advanced Lock and Key, we’ve worked with Cleveland-based clients everywhere from Jefferson to Industrial Valley to Forest Hill and beyond to make sure they trust their security system. So, let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of one of our most popular requests: keypad locks.
Instead of using a mechanical key to open the lock, a keypad lock relies on a numerical code. In terms of the internal functioning on the lock, everything is exactly the same as a traditional lock. In fact, in many cases, you can simply remove your current lock and place the keypad lock in the existing housing in the door. Keypad locks can also be used for both deadbolts and latch-based locks, so you can choose the level of security that’s needed for your space.
Depending on the keypad lock, the door can be opened with just one passcode or a set number of passcodes. Having more passcodes gives the user more control over the lock, as they can retire codes individually. This is helpful in settings that use temporary codes.
Here is an example of our work:
This Willowick Business needed a new cylinder to prevent tampering or picking and also wanted a key that the employees couldn’t copy.
We provided them with mul-t-lock high security cylinders that are pick proof and also keys that can’t be copied anywhere.
Keyless locks are very popular these days. Homes and businesses need the convenience of key less locks to limit key distribution and be able to change codes easily when needed.
This business in Middleburg Heights Ohio needed to have easy access to an internal door and the old setup had a push bar and a dead bolt which made it hard to access the door and needed a key each time.
We installed the best electronic key pad lock by Trilogy which has multiple user capabilities and awesome features such as timer options to open and close automatically and other functions to serve your needs.
Another happy customer. Advanced lock and key.
There are a few different scenarios in which keypad locks are preferable to other options:
Keypad locks can be equipped with smart technology, but it’s not a requirement for all of them. In fact, you can think of keypad and FOB locks as the precursors to fully electronic locks. In other words, keypad locks are more advanced than traditional locks, but they don’t all have the full capability of connecting to a smart security system.
Every kind of lock has its own set of pros and cons. Here are a few of the potential drawbacks for keypad locks that you’ll want to know before buying them.
There are many different kinds of keypads on the market, which means that you can find one that is right for your budget. Basic keypads can range from $45 to $100, making them some of the most affordable options on the market. On the other hand, keypads that function with smart technology can cost up to a few hundred dollars.
When considering the cost of keypad locks, it’s also a good idea to factor in installation costs. While some keypad locks can be installed without the help of a professional, the more advanced versions should be handled by someone with experience.
If you have questions about whether keypad locks are right for your home or office, we’re happy to walk you through your options. As one of Cleveland’s most trusted locksmiths, we’ll help you make the right call for your space, whether you’re in Glenville, Old Brooklyn or another part of the city.
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