There are many good reasons to install a keyless entry deadbolt system on your home’s exterior doors. Whether you are installing them on your front or back doors Schlage delivers top quality door locks which will keep your home secure but give you the added convenience of keyless entry.
The most common reasons to install keypad deadbolts are simple. You don’t have to give your front door key to your kids. They can remember the code to get in so that you don’t have to worry about lost keys or locked out children.
You can reprogram a code to give to a neighbor in a house-sitting arrangement. This ensures that they can get in while you are away to take care of plants and pets but also ensures you don’t’ have a neighbor copying your key while you are away.
Other common reasons to install a keyless entry deadbolt on your home are simply because it’s more convenient. Running out for an errand? Grab the car keys and your wallet and go. There’s no need to grab your house keys. Have you ever stepped out of the house and ended up staying outside in the yard or at a neighbor’s house for longer than you expected? If so an auto locking deadbolt with keyless entry can keep your home secure.
Many keypads actually allow you to have multiple entry codes programmed for various uses. You can have a master code for your immediate family and a temporary code that you give out to certain individuals on occasion. These temporary codes can then be deactivated whenever you want.
The best way to keep costs down is to actually buy a better keypad deadbolt lock which will cost you more money up front but will last longer and will be more secure. The Schlage BE365VCAM716 Camelot Keypad Deadbolt system is a good compromise in quality, durability, and price as it can easily be bought for about half its retail price online.