Keyless door locks have become so popular among homeowners. Although the keyless locks where developed originally for cars, they are now used in homes as well.
There are plenty reasons to consider using a keyless door lock in your home, but before you start using a keyless door lock, you should consider the pros and cons of the keyless door locks before you install them in your home.
Pros of Keyless Door Locks
1. You don’t need to carry keys around.
One of the major advantages of a keyless door lock is that you don’t need to carry a key all about. Since you are not carrying a key all about, you don’t need to worry about losing your keys anymore. So with the keyless door lock, you have one less problem.
Also, since you don’t need to carry keys around, you also won’t need to store a spare key somewhere. If you don’t store a spare key somewhere around your home, you will able to avoid most burglars from coming to your house to look for a key.
2. It is your house and your rules.
With the keyless door lock, you don’t have to worry about the neighbors or friends entering your home without your consent (because you gave them the spare key to your house). You get to open the door for your neighbors and friends when you want too. Except if you feel like giving your neighbors and friends the access code to your home.
3. You are always at alert.
With the keyless door locks, you can tell exactly how many people attempted to access your home and when they tried to access your home. So with the keyless door lock, you are always on top of your game.
Cons of Keyless Door Locks
There are lots of advantages of keyless door locks, but there are also some disadvantages of keyless door locks.
1. You can forget your access code.
Just as you can carelessly forget your keys, you can also forget your access code and be locked out of your home. So it is best to use a code that you can remember, but avoid using predictable dates like birth dates. Anyone can predict your birthday date.
2. It might not function well without light.
Since the keyless door-locks are electrically-powered systems, it might not function properly when there is a power failure. So once there is a power failure, you might be locked out of your home throughout, or your door might be left open throughout the power failure.