Electronic Lock and Keyless Lock

  August Smart Lock


The term “smart lock” is a security superlative. These words really say, “here’s the best lock ever created.” Electronic locks and keyless locks promote a litany of hyped access control features. Sorting through these marketing words and getting to the nitty gritty and genuine qualities of these locks is a great task indeed. If you’re curious how these locks hold up to security threats and function as a whole, we have the information for you. Here’s what to look for when in the market for an electronic lock and keyless lock in NYC.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Let’s begin with the advantages. Electronic locks and keyless locks usually boast these great advantages:

E-Keys Access Control /Electronic Locks

•    Send an e-key to anyone, wherever they are and at any time.

•    Temporarily disable or permanently delete a user from the system.

•    E-keys have no expiration and can’t be lost.

•    Often traditional keys, and keyfobs are available

•    Access can be as simple as walking up to the door (RFID chip).


Usage Tracking

 •    See who sent or accepted an e-key

•    See who was enabled or disabled access

•    See who was deleted from the system

•    See real-time push notifications when someone knocks on the door.

•    Check to see if you door was locked or not for peace of mind.


The Disadvantages of electronic locks and keyless locks are several as well.


E-Keys/Electronic Lock

•    Electronic hacking

•    Battery or electricity dependency issues

•    Difficult to configure.

•    ANSI grades are lower against break-ins


Although we listed fewer disadvantages than advantages, these negatives are not to be missed in the big picture. Electronic hacking possess a great risk to ANSI grades and is currently little tested on the market. Also, electricity dependent devices, to this point are always slightly a hassle because of recharging issues. Lastly, bumping, prying, and damage threats aren’t publicly acknowledging threats for these yet. People would rather promote the convenience of the lock than anything else. What you don’t know: is your greatest disadvantage with new locking technologies. But, we’ve sorted through them all, and here are some of the locks we recommend to you.


Smart Locks Electronic Locks

1.      Samsung EZON Digital Door Lock SHS-3321 Universal Deadbolt

2.      Lockey 2950 Keyless Mechanical Digital Mortise Locks

3.    Trilogy DL1225 Narrow Stile Digital Thumbturn Lock

4.      Kaba P2000 PowerPlex Self-Powered GREEN Electronic Lock

5.      Mul-T-Lock Code-It

 6.      Schlage Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt

7.      Medeco Maxum 11*603,

8.      Yale YRD240 Lock

9.      Schlage BE365 V CAM 619 Lock

10.  Arrow Revolutions Lock


We mentioned “smart locks” earlier; and in our opinion two stand alone to make the cut. August Locks and the Kēvo innovation. Both these devices are coupled with hands-free marketing as seen recently with the Nest Learning Thermostat. We chose these smart locks because they are the most advanced at adapting to other products while at the same time keeping you safe and secure as top-security should.


Keyless Door Lock

Remember: keyless door locks come in two forms. Usually they’re activated by a device like a phone, or an access card of something in the form of a keyfob or RFID chip. Keyless door locks are convenient for those who want to share, allow and monitor access digitally. But, keep in mind, that, before purchasing a keyless or electronic lock you know the materials of your door. Often certain exit doors, storefront doors and commercial doors won’t pair well with these technologies from a structural standpoint. Good luck on the market. Find a tried and true locksmith and enjoy the new security market.


Electronic Lock Installation NYC

SOS Locksmith is a main provider and installer of electronic and smart locks in the NYC area. Our trained locksmith technicians go through extensive training and are knowledgeable about the product. Consult with SOS Locksmith for custom designed systems to meet your demands and specifications.


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Arrow Revolution Locks


Arrows Interactive Revolution Locks Means Business

The latest fleet of locks by the esteemed Arrow group has caught our attention this week. They’re called the Arrow Revolution. But what makes these deadbolts revolutionary? With a market catering to a healthy intake of new high-tech locking devices we filter out the most unique locks; locks that set themselves apart from the rest, and in doing so these do actually revolutionize the market. The Arrow Revolution locks stand true to their name. So here’s a peek at what’s sure to impress where advanced security is needed.


The Arrow Revolution locks have many notable specifications. The main specs are advanced voice-guided programming and of course a very usable touch screen. Did we say voice guided programming? Yes we did. No longer is a user required to know coding and difficult to comprehend instructions. Tell the lock what to program through state-of-the-art voice recognition software and the lock does it for you. Delete keys, add and delete user codes, change between a trio of languages effortlessly. It’s too simple to be true. No, this is real. The Arrow Revolution is incredibly user friendly.


Specification Overview:


•     25 unique user codes

•    Easily add and delete users

•    Voice-guided programming

•    Trilingual (English, Spanish and French)

•    1 year battery life


 The Arrow Revolution models boast their normal robust frames that conceal innovative technologies. Bump proof, weatherproof and the rest. These locks are BHMA Certified Grade 2 or higher. With this grade, even the lower security models.


As of now. The Arrow Revolution locks have two very comprehensive warranties. The Revolution V1 LeverThe Revolution V1 has a three-year limited warranty that includes both electronic and mechanical components. This particular lock is also certified for legal warranty due to break-in; but, normal part wear, abuse preventable or not is not covered in its warranty. The Revolution V2 Deadbolt’s warranty is substantial as well. This lock boasts a lifetime mechanical and finish limited warranty and a one year electronic warranty.

Benefits to the Arrow Revolution locks

If easy programming coupled with the highest standards in security: What else could you possibly need? Well, There’s more. Beyond easy to use voice guided programming, Arrow brings manufacturers these locks in aesthetically gorgeous finishes that compliment the fave of its touchscreen technology. Keypads also mean no more dealing with keys, lost, stolen or at the bottom of your purse in the rain. This touch screen can be locked or unlocked from wherever you are and is equipped with a security override in case of an emergency.

We are not done yet. The push button benefits of this lock have proved to be more economically useful for both commercial and residential properties that have been outfitted with this technology.

 If your commercial or residential property in NYC is looking for an upgrade in high-security locks, get an estimate at SOS Locksmith. The Arrow Revolution locks cover their bases and as per usual and in doing so extend a very beautiful fleet of new high-tech products to the advanced security market.


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