When it comes to doors, you also need to think about locks. Locks help keep your home safe, and allow you some peace of mind when you go to bed at night. However, locks are no longer the same as they used to be. Instead of the usual doorknobs that require a key, keyless entry pads now enable homeowners to place a lock on their door that uses an electronically controlled locking mechanism. While this poses some advantages, there are also a few disadvantages that homeowners need to consider.
Pros of Keyless Locks
One of the biggest pros that people see when using a keyless lock is that they no longer have to worry about using a key. This is especially helpful for others who may need to get into your home but do not have a copy of the key. Now you can simply give them a code, and you choose who has it and who doesn’t. You also do not need to place a spare key outside, which does pose a risk.
Cons of Keyless Locks
Just like keys, it is possible to forget a code. Of course, unlike a key, you can’t just find a code unless you have it written down. Second, there is a slight possibility that someone could guess your code or that it can be passed around without your knowledge. Last, a lot of the keyless locks are powered by electricity, and may not work if the power goes out. So you may either end up with a door that will not lock, or have a door that stays locked until the lights come back on.
Ultimately, it is up to you to decide what kind of lock you want and what you feel most comfortable with.