Types of Electronic Door Locks
For thousands of years the people and things behind the door and many doors have been protected by the locks and keys but speaking of how doors are not locked, today’s technology is quickly changing. The traditional key locks are being replaced by the electronic locks.
There are three main types that you can find on the market today although there are many different types of electronic door locks.
Although they are little different from your traditional locks but technically speaking they do qualify while some may feel that these are not electronic locks. There is a keypad above the door handle or knob which is generally numbered from nine to zero. It will cause the door to unlock it is convenient in some situations to not need an actual physical key. You do not need to dig for you key with this type of electronic locks and you can give them the code if you have a guest visiting so without you having to give them a key they can come and go. If it is necessary to do so the code you use can also be changed. As you are still physically required to touch the lock to put in the code the convenience they afford is minimal.
Key fob locks
These are similar to the remote car locks where you activate the electron door lock using the fob instead of entering the code manually on the keypad. The door can be locked or unlocked just by pressing a button on the key fob. These are much more convenient because you can lock the door as you leave or unlock it when you get home as long as you are within several feet of the door. They will not work over the internet like a remote access lock does.
Remote access locks
These types of electronic door locks are the most convenient of all three types and they are also the only ones that will improve the security of your home. Unlocking and locking the door is similar to using a key fob but they can also be used if you are not home. They are able to be managed anywhere you can get an internet connection. It is an electronic lock that integrates with you home security system. The most security and convenience is offered to you by this electronic door lock. You can do a variety of things with a remote access lock that can include:
• If you forgot to do that before you left the home, lock the door
• Check to make sure that after they left the children locked the door
• When you are not there and a service person like a plumber is coming to the home, unlock the door if you have.
What Is A Registered Lock Code?
Before we discuss a Registered Lock Code, let’s discuss just what this is. When a lock is assembled pins are placed inside. These pins allow the opening and closing of the lock with the key. There must be a way to transfer the locking pins to cuts on the key. This is called the code.
A registered lock code is assigned and registered to a user or company. Only authorized users can order cut keys. These types of codes are usually used on high security locks as an effort to control access. Our Company will maintain these in a custom designed computer database. This database will help to avoid repeating the codes so once assigned they will never be duplicated or assigned to another user.
These types of codes are usually “Blind”. This means that by looking at the number you will not be able to convert it to a key cut. A lock code chart is needed to convert the code to a key cut that will match the locking pins in the lock and operate it.
With many non-registered codes, it is very easy to convert the code to a cut. For many, the code is the cut. This lowers the overall security as it gives no key control. To know how many keys were cut for a code and on what date who ordered those keys key Control is the ability. Registered lock codes and Key control go together.
At authorized service centers high security locks are usually found. They are more expensive than big box store products, so you first must decide what you are protecting and how much is that worth to you. After making that decision, you will know where to make a purchase.
When you purchase a high security product, registered codes are assigned to you. By keeping these codes you will be able to order additional keys later. Based on if you order locks keyed alike, keyed different or master keyed the number of registered codes you get is decided.