High-quality lock is an essential part of our safety. The variety of locks presented on the market impresses. There you may find traditional key locks, which have been showing their effectiveness for years (mortise locks, deadbolt locks) and those, which only start gaining their popularity among homeowners.
Most of our homes are equipped with single or double cylinder deadbolts plus knob locks. Unfortunately, they are not a problem for an intruder. Knob locks may be broken with a hammer and if there are windows in or next to your door, single cylinder deadbolt may easily be opened from the inside if shatter the glass.
When talking about apartments, there are two most popular kinds of locks: rim latch locks and Jimmy proof deadbolts. Both are not easy to be broken from the outside, but still it won`t take long a professional housebreaker to open them.
If neither of traditional locks may become an obstacle for a burglar, how can we make our home safe? The answer is simple – make your lock smarter than the burglar. Install electronic door locks. They are available with one or more means of entry. They may be:
• Keypad with a touchscreen panel;
• Biometric entry;
• Bluetooth-enabled locks;
• or radio frequency identification (RFID) locks.
Keypad locks are not new on the market. Anyway, they recommended themselves to be rather trustworthy. To increase their solidity and exclude the possibility of guessing the pin, keypad locks are now equipped with touchscreen panels. They may also be combined with a deadbolt lock.
Biometric entry locks use your fingerprints to open the door. This type of locks is specially programed to identify the fingerprints of the homeowner and the people who may have an access to the house.
Bluetooth-enabled locks work by sensing your smartphone`s Bluetooth ID. The lock will automatically open when you approach the house. Such kind of locks has one more mean of entry in case you`ve lost your phone or the battery is dead.
Radio-frequency identification locks work similar to Bluetooth-enabled locks. The difference is that you need not your smartphone but a card or a key fob to enter the house.
The main advantage of all electronic locks is that they may be connected with the home security system. In case of hack attempt, the lock will turn on the alarm and let the police know about the crime.
You may combine both traditional key locks and electronic locks to reduce the burglar`s chances for success. Let new technologies come into your life and bring your safety to a higher level.