What would it be like to live in a world where you never have to worry about forgetting your keys? The solution is electric locks! Electric locks are a dream come true for those that can be a little forgetful at times. What’s even better about these gadgets is that they could make your home safer.

So, what are electric locks?

Traditional locks are usually made with a mechanism known as a pin and tumbler. Inside traditional locks are pins and spring-loaded cylinders, which can only be activated when the correct key is slid into the keyhole.

On the other hand, electric locks are not that different from the power door locks you commonly find on cars. They contain a small motor inside the lock, which is activated by an electrical impulse, similar to those that are set off when you press the button on a car key fob to unlock a door. However, unlike a car, you don’t necessarily need the fob for electric locks to work.

What kinds of electric locks are available?

Today’s electric locks for homes have advanced locking options. Here are the various types of electric door locks:

Coded Entry Locks – These are one of the most common types of electric locks. Coded entry locks use a keypad that is placed outside the door and uses a combination of numbers to get inside.

Smart Phone Operated Lock – Smartphone operated locks can be activated from anywhere. All you need to get into your house is your phone. Smart lock apps allow you to pre-set lock and unlock times, and some even include monitoring, which provides alerts if someone tries to break into your home.

Biometric – Ever wanted to feel like a secret agent with a ‘your fingerprint is your password’ door lock? Biometric locks store a picture of your fingerprint, meaning all you need to do is place your finger on the lock to gain entry to your home. Other options include voice-activated and eye scanners; however, these can be more expensive.

Key Fob – If you don’t want your smartphone connected to your front door, a key fob lock is your best option. Key fobs use RDIS, or radio waves, to pass the information from the fob to an electric reader which activates the door to unlock.

Electric locks use sophisticated technology which ultimately provides a high level of protection for your home. Talk to your local locksmith and discuss if electric locks are the best option for your property.

For any queries, or if you are in need for a trustworthy locksmith, contact Nearby Locksmiths on 1300 625 696.