Keyless Entry Pros and Cons

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Keyless entry technology has revolutionized home security, allowing homeowners unparalleled levels of control and convenience when it comes to their home entrance. Here’s a guide from the residential locksmith experts here at DKNY Locksmith on the pros and cons of residential keyless entry.

Keyless Entry Pros

  • You don’t have to worry about keeping track of your keys or the risk of losing them. There’s no need to worry about hiding spare keys somewhere they might be found, or about your children losing their sets of keys.
  • It’s easier for visitors or relatives to arrive at your location by themselves, with a simple pre-programmed code. This eliminates the need for you to rush home to let people in if you’re otherwise occupied. It also makes it easier for trusted people to check up on your house or pets if you’re not home.
  • You can fully track visitors to your home and what time they arrive. This includes your children as well as house staff.
  • You can withdraw access codes in real time, so if a roommate moves out you can quickly deactivate their personal code.

Keyless Entry Cons

  • Electronic locks can potentially be hacked – although this almost never happens in a residential context.
  • Keyless locks usually cost a bit more to install than typical mechanical locks – however, they are often worth it.
  • Depending on the keyless lock model, they may or may not work if the power goes out – however most electronic locks these days are equipped with backup batteries.
  • It’s always possible to forget a keyless lock access code; prevent this by writing them down somewhere secure.