If you’re the type that loses or misplaces keys often, updates on door technology has arrived to save the day. Keyless door locks, for the most part, are tamper-resistant and thus can secure your home better than regular keyed-in door locks.
The more common keyless door locks require you to enter a personal code of up to 8 digits on a digital touchpad. This code is what allows you and your family to enter your home. If you’re bad at retaining code numbers, especially when they are regularly changed for security reasons, another popular device to use is one that opens with your fingerprint.
Consumer Reports magazine in its findings on the best door locks that have come out on the market in recent years has identified the following products to be excellent either for their high functional value or for having tested to be nearly tamper-resistant:
Baldwin Prestige 93800-001, Kwikset 99800-087, and keypad-operated Kwikset 99090-00: These keyless door locks are singled out for their practical technology. Codes can be changed or rekeyed when access by a specific person is no longer needed. No need to call a locksmith to change locks.
The Schlage FE595VCAM619ACC Camelot Keypad Accent Lever Door Lock offers a reversible lever so that doors can be opened on either the left or right side. There are no wirings to put in the locks and codes can readily be added or cancelled out with the mechanism’s exclusive lock programming.
The draw of the Schlage BE365VCAM619 Camelot Keypad Deadbolt, besides its unique code programming similar to the Schlage Camelot Keypad Accent Lever Door Lock, is its accommodation to fit most door types 1-3/8-to-1-3/4-inch thick.
The All-Weather Mechanical Keyless Deadbolt Door Lock-Satin Nickel, #409 also come with left-hand and right-hand door types and can replace your existing standard-fit deadbolt. It requires no batteries yet operates to unlock a door through a push-button code as well as your standard key.
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