Install a digital door lock to eliminate the need to carry your keys around—and your chances of getting locked out of your house. These devices work with a numbered keypad and can be used on both internal and external doors. Best of all, digital locks are thick and sturdy and cannot be picked.
Here are a few things you should know before installing this kind of lock.
1. Lever Handle Lock
A lever handle lock will do away with the need for a separate door knob. This type locks automatically with a magnetic latch bolt, so you can be sure you won't leave your home vulnerable. To unlock the door from outside, you only need to enter your code.
2. Easy Operation
The digital door lock is completely mechanical and does not need any electricity, wiring, or batteries to run. They are easy to operate push-button locks that can be installed without difficulty.
3. Which Side of the Door?
Determine whether you need a left- or a right-handed lock. Stand outside and check where the door hinges are. If the hinges are on the left side of the door, you need a left-handed lock and vice versa.
4. Security Code
You can set your own personal identification number or code to a combination of numbers (and sometimes letters) that is easy for you to remember. However, you must keep the code a secret and not share it with others. Unlike a key, you can not take the information back.
Also, do not make your code a number that is easy to figure out, like your date of birth. You also have the option to change your code when required.
Digital door locks are available in many finishes that can match your home or office furniture.
These devices are easy and come with detailed instructions. However, if you have any doubts about your ability to install a digital door lock, hire a professional to help you.