• Regular deadbolts VS keyless locks

  • One of the most popular questions that business owners tend to ask is whether traditional locks (the ones that are locked and unlocked by using a key) are safer than keyless locks (or vice versa).

    In fact, both types of locks can be equally good, in terms of security level. As long as the mechanism that keeps the door locked is equally reliable, the unlocking method is more a matter of convenience, rather than security.

    Some prefer not to depend on an object that should be carried with them all day long and never be lost, while others might consider it unnecessary to fix what already works. Both options have their advantages and disadvantages, which will be discussed in this article.

    Advantages of keyless locks

    • To change a code is very easy. This makes keyless locks a better option for business owners, who might need to change their staff often.
    • If you or anyone else tends to forget to lock the door behind you - it's possible to take advantage of a mechanism that locks the door automatically, a few seconds after the door gets shut.
    • Some locks can be even operated via your smartphone, for your convenience.
    • No risk of losing your key and being taken advantage of it.

    Disadvantages of keyless locks

    • Weather can have a very negative impact on the locks' functionality.
    • The battery should be changed, once in a while.
    • If you don't act carefully - there is a chance that someone will see the numbers that you press (which is an equivalent situation to a key loss).
    • Signs of wear may appear on the numbers that you press, if you don't bother to change the code every now and then - this might help other people to guess your code.
    • If money is the factor that matters most, when you decide what type of lock you need to buy - then keyless locks cannot compete with the prices that traditional locks cost.

    When all is said and done, your individual needs and priorities are what matters most. If you need a consultation about the type of lock that will service you better - call Locks&Smith Florida at (855) 627-8287 anytime!