Most people are skeptical of ditching their traditional locks for electronics locks, and we get it. There are a few concerns that keep people from making the switch. Our friends over at Schlage break down myths associated with electronic locks and how you can embrace a keyless lifestyle.
1. “The Lock Will Fail When The Power Goes Out / Battery Dies”
A good majority of electronic locks will alert you well before the battery is low, some have wired charging capabilities and almost all of them have a mechanical key override. Meaning that if in fact your electronic lock dies or has no power, you can still access entry by using a traditional key.
2. “Electronic Locks Are Hard To Operate”
False. They’re actual easy to use once installed and programmed. All of them come with instructions and online video tutorials if you need additional in-depth assistance. Having a professional install your electronic locks eliminates confusion on if the lock itself is working properly. You have the ability to have all your questions answered while a professional locksmith is present.
3. “Electronic Locks Need Wiring”
Most electronic locks are wireless! Additional wired chargers are an accessory for those who want to charge the device to an outlet. Have the same wire-free experience with electronic locks as you do with traditional locks, just with better functions.
4. “They’re Too Bulky & Unattractive”
You don’t have to sacrifice your sense of style for greater security. A vast majority of electronic locks come in different body styles, finishes and trim to accent anyone’s home decor.
5. “What If The Buttons Wear Down?”
They can’t. The buttons are guaranteed not to wear down . Most electronic locks feature a fingerprint-resistant touchscreen that works in the rain or while wearing gloves. We recommend that users wipe the device down after each use if fearful of an intruder knowing your unique entry code.
6. “Traditional Locks Are More Secure”
For all locks, you should research the security grade of your deadbolt. That goes for both traditional and electronic locks. With grade 1 being the best, some electronic locks are equipped to support the strongest deadbolt. However if your traditional deadbolt is anything less than a grade 2 your home is already not as secure as you may think. The cheaper the lock, the weaker the security.
7. “Physical Keys Are More Reliable”
Admit it, you’ve lost a key or two in your life, have been locked out the house or tried to find a good hiding place for your spare key. With electronic locks you no longer have to worry about that. There are several ways to gain entry such as by code, fingerprint, or remote control. Schedule times for visitors to gain access without needing a key. And you don’t have to worry about anyone finding your spare key in the common places we keep them because there won’t be a spare key to find. Jokes on your burglar!