This is meant to be an introduction to keyless entry systems available.
Have you ever taken your dog for a walk and returned to find your front door locked with your keys still inside? It happens far too often and typically at the most inconvenient times. Another great option of some systems is the ability to give the dog or house sitter a code that you can issue or remove at anytime. With some systems this is as easy as sending a text or phone call.
Keyless entry is a great option for short-term vacation rentals like with Air BnB or VRBO, having the ability to grant access remotely in case the keys get lost is priceless. Some keyless entry systems sync directly with the AirBnB app and can automatically assign and revoke access codes with your customer's reservation.
Another great use is at locations like a hunting cabin on a remote island. A simple push button mechanical lock with a single combination would be good for a small private property. An electronic lock which generates it own power when you turn the handle is the best solution for shared use hunting cabin and you have the ability to give each user their own unique code.
While the features offered by modern keyless entry locks are great, not all are created equal. Some keyless entry locks do not have the ability for a key override in the event the batteries die or the electronics fail. On homes with multiple entry doors, this is not a problem since you have an option to use your key on other doors. If you live in a condo with a single entry, having an override key "in case the electronics fail" is essential.
If you're interested in learning more about these systems and the different options they offer, stay tuned. We hope to have a new article posted each Friday going in depth into the many different options. If you don't want to wait, stop by or give us a call and we can help you decide what works best for your situation.