With technology rapidly taking over our lives, there is almost no place you won't find it. Cars have keyless entry and remote start and office buildings are adapting similar technology. This tech is also available for your home. Smart homes are on the rise. Features such as keyless entry are being used to make life simpler for those who come and go all day.
What Is Keyless Entry?
We all know about keyless entry for cars. You click the button a couple of times and the car unlocks. There is even keyless entry for office buildings, where each door requires a code instead of a key. On the rise with technology is keyless entry for the home. There is a code for the door or a fob that opens it within a certain range. No physical key is required, so there is less time and effort fumbling to open the door, especially in the dark.
Features of Keyless Entry
Keyless entry offers a variety of features that make it easy to use and control. Keep in mind, it will run on a battery, but if changed regularly, will provide extra security and convenience.
Convenience. Convenience is definitely the first thing that comes to mind when we think about keyless entry. There are different types of keyless entry systems. Some are mechanical, requiring only a combination code to enter and no electronic parts. Others include battery powered locks that can be operated remotely or at the door.
Access Control. You can operate your locks from your phone remotely to let people in. Locks with combination codes can be shared with members of the household or office. Smart locks allow you to set temporary passwords for others, such as the babysitter or maintenance person. This also allows you to let in guests without hiding a key under the mat.
Advanced Security. Security is usually first and foremost when it comes to your home. Smart locks and keyless entry allow a higher level of security. With no keys or mechanical locks, it is harder for thieves to break in. Smart features can offer alerts and alarms when someone tries to get in.
No More Losing Your Keys. Possibly one of the best features, keyless or remote entry means no more keys. No more heart sinking to your stomach when you realize you locked yourself out and now you have to wait for the locksmith.
However, there are still a few things to keep in mind. Smart locks will run on batteries that need to be regularly changed. Combination locks should never be an easy to guess number, such as birthday, house number or phone number.
Keyless entry for the home (or office) is a great way to control access and security. It is convenient and takes away the stress of losing your keys. There are a lot of benefits to this modern technology and it is easy to install. You will be happy that you made the switch.
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