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Alternatives to the Traditional Lock and Key Frontdoor

Heading out for a run and no pockets for keys? Need to let a repairman into your house but you’re not there to open the door? Now there are easy solutions to all of these situations with alternative products to a traditional key and lock door.

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Heading out for a run and no pockets for keys? Need to let a repairman into your house but you’re not there to open the door? Now there are easy solutions to all of these situations with alternative products to a traditional key and lock door.

Securing your house while making access easier is simple with these 3 new products. Keep reading and find the solution that will work for your house and your schedule.

1. Smartlocks
All of the smart lock systems available work on the same premise. They are operated through an app on your smartphone, allowing you to unlock the door for yourself, or remotely for someone else. Some of the highest tech smart locks are actually invitation based – meaning you can invite someone to use their smartphone to open your door. This invitation that can be sent or taken away at anytime and is completely keyless and codeless. Through this system you’re alerted when the invitee arrives and again when they leave. The best part? Your lock recognizes you through the app when carrying your phone and you don’t have to do a thing to unlock the door when you arrive home.

2. Combination Deadbolts
Combination deadbolts have been on the market for quite some time and aren’t quite as high tech as some of the other options, but still allow you the convenience to unlock your door without a key. With this technology you are able to enter your home by simply entering the correct combination onto the keypad and are able to lock the door behind you with just one button. You are also able to assign temporary codes for others to be able to enter and exit your home for the amount of time you designate.

3. Touchscreen Locks
A touchscreen lock operates in the same manner as a combination deadbolt, but is much higher tech. Some touchscreen locks even offer a voice-guided touch keypad, which makes both programming and regular use quite simple. Just like the combination deadbolt, codes can be added and deleted based on who you want to be able to allow or deny access to. There’s also no need to worry about what is essentially a computer on your door, because all of these products are weather and element resistant.

No matter which option you choose, each of these high-tech alternatives makes getting in and out of your home slightly simpler than carrying a traditional key. And, don’t worry, you’ll never get locked out if technology fails, because they all offer the traditional key in addition to their high-tech opening abilities.

Sources:
August.com
Kwikset.com
Arrowlock.com

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