Electric locks are one of the pieces of proof that the future has arrived. E-locks are great for those who do not want to go through the hassle of shoving their hands into their bottomless bag or pocket to look for a small key. However, as with everything, you must first familiarize yourself with this device.
#1. Every Lock Is Different
Besides the common knowledge that a different lock opens a different key, different electric locks come with different features. Some of them come with their own deadbolt while others are just meant to be installed with your preexisting deadbolt. Some are even connected to your phone and can show you recorded activity. They may even come with an alarm.
#2. Compatibility Is Important
With all the electric locks to choose from, you might have a hard time picking out one. Before doing anything else, the best thing to do is to first consult your door. Try to lock and unlock your door manually. Did you need to push or pull on the door in order for the bolt to turn smoothly? You have to remember that smart locks will automatically turn your deadbolt. And most of the time, you are not there when that happens. So before any problems could arise, inspect your door jambs carefully to see whether they fit compatibly in thickness and in depth.
#3. It’s More Convenient than Efficient
This last one may be the most important thing you should know. These locks can cost you much more but it does not mean that they provide better security than your average deadbolt. In fact, most of these smart locks actually use those same deadbolts. If security is your concern, then investing in camera systems or a smart home camera would be wiser.
Peifer Safe & Lock LLC has been providing professional security solutions since 1985. Our electronics division is the fastest growing section of our business which provides sales and service on a host of access control products, and cameras. We have grown into an integrator of electronic access control and provider of patent-protected key control products. We are fully licensed in both Tennessee and Mississippi to perform any service associated with an opening. Contact us now to provide you with the best mechanical and electronic security products from the latest technologies!