After losing my house keys for the 20th time last month, I decided to make a big change in how I secure my home. For my safety and to protect my valuables, I found a locksmith in my area who specializes in keyless locks. A keyless systems keeps absentminded people like me safe. The system is easy to use and doesn't require any type of key to secure my home. If you keep losing your house or car keys, see a locksmith. My blog offers tips on how to select the right security locks and systems for your home and car, as well as advice on how to stay safe if you lose your keys before you install a new security system. Thanks for reading and stay safe.
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A simple way to make access to your home for you and your family easier is to hire a locksmith to install a keyless lock for your front door. Instead of you having to open the door with a key, the lock will automatically unlock the door when you or a family member steps close, thanks to the lock being synced with the smartphones of each of your family members. There are a number of keyless locks on the market, so it's worthwhile to compare different models to find the one that best suits your needs. Your locksmith may also be able to suggest a brand and model for you. In general, here are some features that you'll appreciate.
Some wireless locks offer voice control, which means that you can give them verbal commands. These products connect with the voice control app on your smartphone; you don't actually stand in front of the door and talk to it. Instead, you can grab your phone, load the smart control app, and give the appropriate verbal cues to however you want the door lock to behave.
You want to know if someone has attempted to gain entry to your home by interfering with your keyless lock, so it's worthwhile to find a product that offers a tamper alarm. Somewhat similar to how a car alarm will sound if someone is trying to force a key into the door lock, keyless locks will sound — and some can even send you a smartphone notification — if anything suspicious is occurring to the lock.
When you stay at a hotel and swipe your card to get into your room, you'll often see that the hub lights up in green to indicate that the swipe has worked correctly, or that it lights up in red to tell you to try again. Many keyless locks for your home have a similar function, which can give you an advanced alert about whether the door has unlocked as you approach it. And, conversely, you'll also appreciate seeing the lock flash red as you leave your home, as you'll know it has locked properly.
An alternative to a light indicator on a keyless lock is an audible notification when the lock is unlocked and locked. When you approach the lock and your smartphone unlocks it, you'll hear one type of noise. When you leave the house, you'll hear another type of sound that indicates the door has locked.
For more information and options for keyless locks, contact a local locksmith service, such as Carlsbad Village Lock & Key.