We all grow up and reach a point when we want something new for ourselves; we want to upgrade ourselves and the things in our lives. We want to reward ourselves, get something that we deserve, or more like something we saw at our neighbor’s door – an electronic lock. Those who really need electronic locks are people with disabilities for example, when multiple caretakers come in and out of the property. You need an electronic lock because you won’t be able to keep up with the amount of keys you need to make. Whatever the reason, you need a quick, good -looking solution.
Most keypads today have a simple circle; the battery is connected to both the electronic pad plate, which recognizes the numbers you press, and to the motherboard. The great part is how they accept your password, some keypads have a biometric scan, which is not new in the market, but uncommonly used in residential areas. Keypads like that usually serve commercial areas. Since we are not going all biometric fancy here, there are a few things to remember when purchasing a keypad:
- Always make sure that you install the keypad properly. Wrong installation can result in future problems. Problems such as failure of the bolt, constant battery drainage and other breakdowns that will result in you being locked out. You can let our Burlington Lock Service technicians solve these issues for you.
- Always make sure you change the battery on time when it’s beeping or giving you the signal, otherwise you don’t know where your lock stands. If a situation arises, you can give us a call. We will understand the “I didn’t have time to change the battery” situation of yours and help you right out.
- Never install your precious keypad if you know it will be getting wet every other day, water is powerful enough to reshape rocks so it will damage your keypad. We will be happy to help you find a different solution that will be better suited for you.
- Always change the factory master code and user code; there are thieves out there that rely on you to not have the energy to do that. Then you’re just an easy target. Make sure you create an easy to remember combination and don’t share it with anyone, also remember to charge the kids 2 bucks every time they shared it with one of their friends, forcing you to change the combination again.
There are a lot of things to consider when buying a keypad. The esthetics and design are also important, which means you also need to focus on how well the keypad operates because it’s all about engineering. Avoid Bluetooth keypads for the time being; there is still room for improvement on these devices so you might end up being dissatisfied. Make sure to remember that any time of the day, whether it’s night time or day time, whether it’s winter time or summer time, our 24/7/ techs are always available for you, just give us a call when needed!