Probably most of us know the feeling of losing or breaking a key.
Besides your documents and wallet, keys are among the most important things you carry every day, yet they are small enough to easily get lost; also, they tend to get snapped once in a while, especially in badly maintained locks.
Getting locked out of your property is a stressful feeling, especially when you’re in a hurry. Of course, you can count on your local emergency locksmith to fix your problem. But if there is a way to avoid the risk? If you happen to misplace your keys, or you just do not wish to carry them around, a keypad lock might be a perfect solution.
Keypad lock: who is it for?
Keypad locks may operate in connection with access control systems which is a convenient solution for businesses, hospitals, warehouses, or any other premises where a lot of people need to get in and out on a regular basis. They are also perfect for those who enjoy staying active – when you go for a run or a quick walk with your dogs, the last thing you want to worry about is your key.
It is also a convenient option for busy homes where children return from school sooner than their parents.
Keypad locks are great for teenagers who are old enough to return home from school alone but might not be responsible enough to carry their own set of keys. Having a keypad lock is certainly better and much safer than leaving your key under a flower pot or a doormat.
Keypad systems may be used both for the exterior and interior of a facility, e.g. to restrict access (or provide timed access) to certain parts of the building. A keypad lock can be easily reprogrammed to a different code, so whenever there is a change in occupancy of a building or when one of the employees quits work, the code may be easily changed to avoid any unwanted guests.
How it works
Keypad systems work similarly to traditional locks but require a numerical code – rather than a key –to release the lock or a deadbolt in order to provide entry. The code is typed on a simple numerical pad. Some keypad locks are battery-operated or they need a small electrical current. Most good-quality keypad locks may keep the door locked for several minutes after incorrect attempts to enter the code.
What’s more, keypad locks are not equipped with cylinder mechanisms, so they cannot be bumped or picked as conventional locks which translates into extra security.
Benefits of keypad locks
- The biggest advantage is convenience
- Higher Security. Keypad locks have a different hardware design than other types of locks
- Enhanced Durability
- Easy Installation
- Integration with Access Control Systems
Get in touch with a professional locksmith in order to choose the right type of keypad system for your particular needs. Best you can do is to contact us for professional and affordable security enhancements in South West London! We are the local Norbury and Streatham locksmith company you can trust – registered, DBS checked, used and recommended by the police, housing associations and local councils.