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Did you know that the first lock was made in 1861 and it hasn’t really changed since? Think about that; we’re using the exact same technology from over 100 years ago, and relying on it for our complete, 100% safety. Locks are important. Locks are the difference between in or out, safe or unsafe, protected or exposed. Whether it’s your car, your home, or your office, you want your space to be secure. The latest technology in locks and security is a key-less entry system.

What is a key-less entry system?

Key-less entry systems are the new Fort Knox and do not require an actual key. Ranging in styles from pin pad to key cards, electromagnetic fobs, and even fingerprint, key-less entry systems can transform your space into the safest its ever been. Several modern dormitories and hotels are using key-less entry systems to update their security, so you know it’s legitimate. If you’re unfamiliar with key-less entry systems, but want to upgrade the safety of your home, continue reading to unlock all the facts and know-how.

Advantages of a key-less entry system

It’s convenient– Gone are the days of rummaging through purses and pockets to find your keys. Whether your hands are full or you’re just in a hurry, a key-less entry means you always have the key, every time. And whether you use a code, fingerprint, or key fob; these systems typically have a backup method in case the powers ever goes out.

It’s more reliable– With a key-less entry system, you don’t have to worry about being locked out of the house ever again. If you forget your keys, simply enter the code and voila! No more waiting for a locksmith or spare key to arrive. Fingerprint also makes it even easier to not get locked out, ensuring that every family member can come and go with ease.

It’s safer– We’ve all done it before. Left the keys under the mat, even when we know what a huge threat to safety it creates for our homes and our families. With a key-less entry system, there’s no keys to be left, so you never have to worry about one being stolen. If you need a professional to enter your home while your gone, simply give them the code, and reset it once the service has been completed.

It has more options– Several key-less entry systems come with cameras/ video, so you can see exactly who’s at the door. Other systems offer alerts through text or email whenever a door is opened or closed. Finally, a security system as smart as our phones.

Disadvantages of a key-less entry system

Timing is everything– When you give out your code, say to the plumber or cable guy, you’re jeopardizing your security. This means that you have to be diligent and NOT forget to reset the code after the service is completed. In addition, you must be diligent about updating and changing the code regularly. If you use the same code continuously, obvious fade marks will appear on the pin pad.

Not-so key-less– It May not be a key, but some accessories are included, and required. Often key-less entry systems come at least with a remote so that you can enter your home through the garage, for example. This means that there is the risk of something getting lost and losing the remote is just as unsafe as losing a key.

All in the money– New technology doesn’t come cheap. It may be a dream come true to update your home security, but it will remain a dream if it’s too expensive. Typically installing a new, key-less entry system can take a few hundred dollars, and the larger the home, the more expensive, but worth it.

Things to consider before installing a key-less entry system

Now don’t go jumping in line to purchase a key-less entry system just yet; it is important to weigh all of the possibilities. Keep in mind that before installing a key less entry system, you must ensure that the technology it suitable for the rest of you home. If you’re a property manager, make sure that the software is compatible with whatever software you currently use.

You also want to consider what your must-haves are. Do you want a live video feature? Alert capabilities? Before you shop around, have specific things you want already in mind. Finally, before installing a key-less entry system, make sure it will still function even during a power outage. Seeking advice from a professional locksmith can help.

The perfect locksmith

If you’re using one of these key-less entry systems in your car, keep in mind that you may still get locked out. That’s why there’s Action Locksmith Inc. Action Locksmith is mobile and provides emergency lock service 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Our knowledge and experience is extensive and professional. Fortunately for as many amazing features as key-less entries offer, getting rid of locksmith services is not one of them. So, are you ready to unlock better security for your family? Contact us today to learn more!