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A Case for Keyless Entry: 4 Reasons Your Home Should Lose Keyed Locks

For those of us who grew up with a lock-and-key entry for our home, it can be hard to wrap our minds around the idea of trusting a keyless entry system to keep our loved ones and belongings safe. Can this high-tech alternative really be trusted?

The short answer is….yes!

We’re making our case for keyless entry systems with 4 logical reasons why losing the lock and key just make sense.

1 – No More Keeping Track of Keys

Almost every car currently on the market employs a keyless entry and ignition system. Gone are the days of rifling through a bottomless handbag searching for keys to open the car door and start the engine. Why is it that we are perfectly comfortable using this technology for vehicles but hesitate to use it for our homes?

Keyless entry makes keys obsolete, allowing homeowners to conveniently lock or unlock their doors by entering a code on a keypad.

2 – No More Risk of a Lock-Out

One of the most popular reasons for installing a keyless entry is the fact that you will never again find yourself accidentally locked out of your home. Simply enter your code onto the keypad (alternatively, some systems accept a fingerprint) and, voila! You are safe inside your house.

And if you’re worried about a system failure preventing you from getting inside, you’ll be happy to know most systems come with a key cylinder override or similar backup system that ensures you’ll be able to get into your home in the event of a power failure.

3 – No Need to Hide or Give Out Spare Keys

We all know hiding a spare key outside our home is ill-advised. Every place you’ve considered the perfect hiding spot is well known to thieves.

Keyless entry eliminates this risk by kicking the key to the curb. And, if you need to let neighbours or pet sitters into your home while you’re away, you can give them a unique code allowing them entry. Once you’ve returned, simply deactivate their code and they no longer have access.

This is wonderfully convenient when you have family and/or friends visiting. There’s no need to have extra keys made for them to use while they are visiting, and you don’t have to remember to collect keys before they leave. Simply create for them their own unique code to use while they are in town then deactivate after they leave.

4 – Keep Track of Who Enters and Exits Your Home

By having unique codes for each family member and person who needs access to your home (think neighbours, extended family, or housekeepers), you’ll be able to track exactly who is on your property at any given time.

Most keyless entry systems notify you any time a door to your home opens or closes and can inform you which code was used to gain entry.

Keyless entry systems truly are the wave of the future when it comes to basic home security. If you are interested in switching to a keyless entry system, we hope you’ll contact us at One & Only Locksmiths. Your peace of mind is our priority, and it is important to us that you feel safe and secure in your own home. We would love the opportunity to explain how keyless entry systems are just as good as traditional locks and keys for keeping your loved ones and belongings safe…and they are infinitely more convenient.

Contact us today and let us show you just how good life can be with a keyless entry system for your home.