As residential security sees more and more changes (not to mention an increase in property crime) lock manufacturers have had to step up their game when it comes to developing high-security, technologically innovative lock and key solutions. Almost all of the leading international lock makers offer electronic locks which is great because they allow for access control, can be managed by a smartphone app, and offer better security than many standard lock and key sets.
So, which one should you install at your home? That’s not always an easy question to answer, but that’s why we’re here to help. In this post, we’ll talk about our top 3 choices for electronic residential locks. We’ve assessed them based on price, security ratings, ease of use, and customer reviews. So, without further ado, here are our choices:
While the brand isn’t as instantly recognizable as others on this list, SoHoMiLL offers what they can’t: the lowest prices. This particular electronic keypad lock costs under $50 and works with left and right hinged doors. While it doesn’t offer bluetooth or smart home compatibility, it’s still a customer favorite. That’s because it doesn’t require a wifi connection or smartphone, making keyless entry available for everyone. However, we must state that this lock can only store up to 8 codes, which is significantly less than the others on this list. And, because it’s not a deadbolt, it doesn’t offer the same high level of security.
We love this lock because it works with over 50 home automation brands and features an easy-to-use backlit touchscreen. It can store up to 250 codes – more than any of the other locks on this list! Additionally, this keypad lock comes with privacy settings that let you disable some or even all of your codes for a specified time period. However, one common complaint among users is that leftover fingerprints could tip off a burglar to your code.
Schlage is one of the globe’s most trusted lock makers. Therefore, it will come as no surprise that one of their locks comes in at number one on our list. While it is one of the most expensive electronic locks available, it can’t be beat when it comes to its security offerings and convenience. With a Grade 1 ANSI/BHMA rating, it offers the highest level of security possible for a residential lock. Plus, with easy installation, a backup key, and voice control powered by Alexa, it’s highly convenient as well.
Electronic Lock Installation in New York
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