Are you thinking about installing a keypad deadbolt door lock on your home’s front door? Maybe you’re considering a side or rear door or even an interior door; it doesn’t matter. What matters is not where these keyless door locks are installed but which door lock is installed.
To summarize, the cheapest keypad deadbolt systems will be less durable and will work for the least amount of time before they need to be fixed or replaced. The opposite is true for the most expensive systems. For the average person however the middle of the road keyless entry systems will be the most likely deadbolts you would buy and even these will require servicing in different durations.
Keyless Entry Deadbolt Battery Length
For those dead bolt systems which cost a bit more but are made better the main concern you have with their durability is probably not going to be construction or durability but rather it will be battery length.
I believe it’s a better use of your money than many other options due to all that but also because of the battery life. You can usually be safe to assume that upon installing this deadbolt you won’t have to change the battery for two to three years depending on how much use it gets. Now obviously some systems will work longer on a single battery than this door lock but for the price and the quality this seems to be a good rule of thumb.
Length Of Security
With keyless entry systems this is not a problem. The best keyless entry door locks come with features like multiple entry codes which can be activated and deactivated at will. Reprogrammable codes are also possible at any time and keyed entry is always an available backup for mechanical or electronic failure. This means that you don’t really have to worry about someone getting access to your home by learning the push-button code because you have the ability to change the code at any time.
For the average person wanting a push button door lock the price range that is most likely you will be in is the $100-$150 range and in this range battery life is probably the first reason your lock will ever fail. Typical battery length in this realm of products will be in the two to three year range and at that point you can simply install a new battery to keep it going even longer.
With battery replacement, proper care, and no tampering it’s conceivable that a $120 keypad deadbolt like the Schlage Camelot could last for many years.