We at Aaron-Elliott Locksmiths have extensive experience in the locksmithing industry, and our goal is to help you keep your home or business as secure as possible. While regularly locking your doors behind you when you leave the building will go a long way towards protecting your property from intruders, using keyed locks does have some downsides.
There’s always a risk you will lose your keys, which will 1) deny you access to the building and 2) open the possibility of someone else finding the key and gaining unauthorized access themselves. If either of theses issues concerns you, you may want to consider replacing your existing locks with electronic ones. In this article, we’ll go over a few of the benefits of electronic locks to help you decide if they are right for you.
- No Unauthorized Keys – Many electronic locks use RFID tags on employee ID cards instead of analog keys. When the lock scans the tag, it will recognize the code and open the doors. In this setup, no one will be able to have their keys copied without permission, and you will always know who has access to your building.
- Instant Rekeying – Of course, there’s still a chance that someone’s ID card could end up in the wrong hands, but electronic locks offer a quick way to fix this problem. You can simply go into the lock’s system and remove that keycard’s access rights. The system will no longer recognize the code associated with that card, making it useless.
- Fewer Lockouts – Lastly, electronic locks can help prevent lockouts altogether. For example, if you are tired of losing your keys, you can replace your exterior locks with digital ones that use combinations instead of physical keys. As long as you remember the password, you’ll be able to get inside when you need to.