The digital age has pretty much infiltrated nearly all parts of our daily lives, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that an everyday item as ancient and constant as a keyed front door could now become obsolete.
Take a look at these keyless entry deadbolts and decide if you’re ready to toss out that key in favor of a combo code. Note that while these easy to install keyless systems are considered safe, it could be possible for someone to hack some electronic locks. Oh, and the entry code is yet one more pass code to remember. But, let’s face it, bad guys have been circumventing traditional keyed locks for centuries.
Schlage Camelot Aged Bronze Touchscreen Deadbolt with Nexia Home Intelligence and Alarm, $319. (On sale for $232.74 at Door Locks Direct)
Backlit touchscreen is also enabled to work with Nexia Home Intelligence.
Nexia subscription allows you to receive text alerts when an alarm is triggered or specific codes are entered.
With Nexia you can also control thermostats, lights, and even cameras wherever you have Internet access. And you can lock and unlock your door from anywhere with your cell phone.
The deadbolt allows the user to select from three built-in alerts: activity, tamper or forced entry.
Finishes include satin chrome, antique brass and antique pewter.
Image Digital Electronic Entry Security Door Lock, $61.09 at Amazon.
Stores multiple codes for different users.
Easy to install, just use a screwdriver.
Fits in any standard door knob bore.
Satin nickel finish, built with die-cast metal.
Installs easily, no hard wiring.
Assign temporary codes to guests.
Sounds an alarm when three consecutive incorrect codes are entered.
Low battery indicator light.
Interior features thumb turn for deadbolt.
Heavy duty grade 2 security deadbolt.
Finishes include polished brass, polished chrome, satin nickel and Venetian bronze.
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