Keyless Lock Guide

Some of the newest technology in the lock industry is keyless locks. The technology for keyless locks was originally created for use with cars, but soon, keyless locks for residential and commercial locations began popping up. Whether you’re obsessed with making your home as high-tech as possible, or simply want to add convenience and trust in your home security system to your mental mindset living at home, keyless locks provide fantastic advantages to your home or business. In case you’re still deciding whether you want to install keyless locks, here’s a guide to them as prepared by the expert residential lock installation technicians at SOS Locksmith to help teach you a little bit more about them.

 

Keyless Lock Pros

Zero Keys!

Obviously this is one of the major benefits of keyless locks. By having a lock that secures your property without the need for keys, you reduce the chances of getting accidentally locked out and really maximize your convenience getting into your house. You can choose from a bevy of entry formats including Bluetooth, touchscreens, keypads, fingerprints, and many more.

 

Remote Control

Many keyless entry systems allow you to control your locks through a smartphone application from anywhere in the world, giving you limitless access to your home or business security. You can lock the door from a distance if you forgot to when you left, and even unlock the door remotely to let a visitor in! This helps you grant access to your property to specific people without the necessity of giving out spare keys, which can constitute a security risk if the keys are lost.

 

Security Awareness

Some smart locks come with applications that alert you whenever the lock is activated or deactivated, telling you who last used the door. This can help you out to keep track of people who forgot to lock the door to remind them – and some locks even automatically lock after a certain amount of time, which is doubly convenient!

 

Set Time Sensitive Lock Codes

Some keyless entry platforms grant the convenience of creating time-sensitive access codes that can allow specific individuals to access your home at particular times of day. The owner of the lock has full control over who can visit when, so you can be certain that you have total security.

 

Keyless Lock Cons

Battery Dependency

Some, but not all, types of keyless locks are fully powered by batteries – and all batteries are subject to being completely depleted from time to time. The majority of batteries will work with keyless locks between a half-a-year and a complete year, depending on what brand the lock is, what type of battery is being used, and how often the keyless entry system is used.

 

Hacking

Again, some, but not all, keyless locks are technically vulnerable to hackers. Most wireless devices are – but the rate of keyless lock hacking related crimes are so low, there’s no statistics, nor real reason to worry unless you are running a high profile business that could get targeted.

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How to Keep your Keys Organized

When you get back home after a day at work, it can be easy to completely drop all your stresses and thoughts, and just kick back. However, you might have to work to find the correct key out of all those on your keyring, or even worse, find that you’ve lost or misplaced your keys. Here’s some expert tips to organize and keep track of your keys, as prepared by the residential and commercial security experts at SOS Locksmith.

 

Painting Keys

Try using nail polish to paint each key with a different color. Use the colors as a organizational system that can help you keep track of where your keys are, and where each key belongs. This can help you be constantly vigilant to ensure that your keys won’t fall into the wrong hands.

 

Sharpie Marker Organization

Use permanent sharpie markers to paint the head of each key with a different color – and if you want this marker paint to last, paint it after with a clear coat of nail polish. Just make sure not to put your personal info on your keys, as this is a security risk.

 

Use different key rings

If you use many different keys at once, try organizing them by using seperate key rings. This can help you separate keys that you need to keep on your body on a constant basis, with ones that you only need at certain times. If you want to keep multiple keys together, simply use a plastic zip tie to carry them all together for maximum convenience and organization.

 

Key Caps

Many organization and home goods stores sell rubber or plastic key caps that can fit over your key head. These key caps are texturized for gripping and are color coded for easy organization – and should be pretty cheap to buy as well.

 

Key Organizer Devices

If you want to bring out the big muscles and have somewhat of a budget, consider purchasing a professional key organization system from a brand like Keyport or Keysmart. These devices, like Swiss-army knives, help you seperate each key into separate groupings in order to maintain maximum key control.

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