Why the most advanced electronic door locks are a necessary part of your home defense plan.
DON’T LEAVE YOUR HOUSE UNLOCKED. SECURE IT WITH AN ELECTRIC DOOR LOCK.
If you step outside to throw away the trash or grab something in the garage, it’s easy to get distracted or preoccupied. You may run into a neighbor that wants to chat or, worst of all, get preoccupied with another task, and all the while you’ve left your door either wide open or unlocked.
Well, depending on how your property is set up, leaving your doors unlocked for even just a few seconds is enough time for a burglar to enter your home. I know, it sounds crazy, but we live in crazy times and a record amount of burglaries are initiated by gaining unlawful entry through unlocked doors.
In recent news, there has been a rash of robberies in which people posing as city workers will strike up conversation with homeowners. They approach the homeowner and keep them at bay at the front of the home. They are hit with questions from the fake city worker while his accomplice jumps your back fence looking to gain access through unlocked doors. By the time your conversation is done, you head back into your home only to find that your house has been ransacked in just a few minutes.
The bottom line is this: Leaving doors unlocked is a security breach that can lead to disastrous results – but we also understand that having to carry your keys and lock your door just to grab something out of the garage is a pain in the arse.
Look, I get it. Modern technology has helped increase our productivity and efficiency, but it has also made us that much lazier, and that much more demanding and impatient. So rather than argue the point, why not use technology to answer our own calls of laziness while protecting our homestead?
The introduction of electronic door locks was once looked down upon as an unreliable and untrusted source of securing your home, but times have changed. At first sight of these devices, I was skeptical to say the least.
Yet rather than pass judgment, I decided to purchase a Schlage unit (that was five years ago). Since then, I’ve only replaced the batteries once and experienced one malfunction in which the lock would not open even after entering the correct code. The problem lasted for only a few minutes, and I never again experienced any other issues other than a little fading on the finish – then again, that room was exposed to harsh direct sunlight for most of the day, so it was to be expected.
I’ve gone on to install three more units all throughout the house. All of the electronic door locks installed are from different and reputable manufacturers, and I have had absolutely no problems other than constantly having to explain them to guests that come over.
So here’s an overview of some of the latest electronic door locks, and what you’ll find is an abundance of options to choose from. From traditional to modern, touch screen to push button, there’s an array of options to suit your architectural style and décor. Some of these locks can be controlled via Wi-Fi and a Smart Phone while others require manual entry of programmable code. So do your homework and see what works for you. In all, these modern-day locks deliver security with style and they’ll leave you with a peace of mind that is unmatched and priceless.