Although commonly found in automobiles, increasingly more cutting-edge security services are now offering electronic door locks as well. Traditional key locks utilize some variation on the pin-and-tumbler system, where the pin shaft is held in position by a series of plastic pins, each of which include an upper half and a lower half – with each half of the pin holding a metal loop. The pins can be popped or discharged by pulling them out of the loops, which releases the key (along with the associated key fob). Electronic systems, by contrast, require that the user manually disengage the bolt by turning the knob and moving it toward the open position.
With digital door locks, there are some distinct benefits. For one thing, they’re much safer than old-fashioned key-operated locking apparatus. Electronic systems can’t be picked by a burglar if the right combination is entered into the system. Likewise, if an emergency lockout happens and you can’t quickly enter a code to gain access to your house or office, then you do not need to worry about losing your keys. You also won’t have to worry about leaving your keys on visible surfaces, like desks and tables, which might tempt opportunistic thieves.
But there’s a downside to digital door locks as well: they’re far more expensive than old-fashioned key-operated locking apparatus. Modern keyless locking devices are far more affordable than those for cars, home and office premises, as they can be built to include other safety features like smoke sensors and bar codes. But digital door locks often cost several times more than a standard keyfob. They also take up more space. So so as to fit them into a smaller building, by way of example, you may need to set up a second, smaller lock using a keypad instead of the more conventional one.
Keyless entry systems work on a mechanism called a fingerprint entry system. Fingerprint entry systems operate by reading a unique print, usually on a receipt or tag, that contains the fingerprint of the user. The electronic door locks use an integrated circuit to transmit the fingerprint to the main control panel, where it’s read and the proper action activated. At least one fingerprint is required to be able to set off the alarm. Once the system is initiated, the user can enter a password to secure your home or office from any thieves that may not be aware of the fingerprint lock.
Biometric home security is one of the greatest improvements that modern technology has made. By using biometric technology, digital door locks provide users with the maximum degree of home security, because they no longer need keys or combinations. Instead, they rely upon the answers provided by your face, iris, hand movements, or finger prints. This increases security and makes the home more difficult for intruders to get. However, not all security experts believe that biometric technology is foolproof means of protection.
Even with the newest technologies available in electronic door locks, one of the significant issues for home owners and business owners would be access management. There are times when the location of a keypad is stolen, lost, or tampered with, rendering the system useless. Using a combination lock, it is also possible for a thief to disable the read sensor and enter the house via an electronic lock door without triggering the alarm.
In order to solve this problem, electronic door locks now include a solution named Bluetooth. A Bluetooth keypad is installed between the keypad and the electronic locking system. Using a Bluetooth keypad, you can use the keypad to access the locking system, activate and deactivate sensors, change passwords, etc. When the lock is on, the keypad has to stay within Bluetooth range of the system so as to work. Therefore, the electronic locking device stays within the range of the keypad and opens only when the keypad is pressed.
Bluetooth keypads for electronic door locks are available at most home improvement stores. They are easy to install and have a long life span. They are much easier to use than keycards, since they have a memory bank where passwords and other information are saved. If your property has a lot of doors, it’s a good idea to invest in an all-in-one e-plex system, which will allow you to lock all your doors with a single password.