Deadbolt locks are essential to home security. Simply locking the door using the key to the passage set only stops honest people. A home can be accessed within 30 seconds using a credit card slid through the door latch and striker. Any amateur thief knows this. To be secure, you should be in the habit of locking the deadbolt whenever you leave your home or before you go to bed at night. One way of making the habit easier for everyone in the house is to have an electronic deadbolt installed.
Once used commercially for securing store room doors and other limited-traffic areas, electronic deadbolts have now become very popular for home use. We often install electronic deadbolts in the higher-end homes where contractors and service providers (like cleaning companies) are accessing the home frequently. This is an added security benefit – rather than leaving the door unlocked (we would never recommend that), hiding a key outside or giving copies of your keys. Electronic deadbolts are especially convenient for homes with several adults with varying schedules. All that is required for access is to remember a simple PIN number.
Even if you don’t have a higher-end home, you may be surprised how affordable an electronic deadbolt is for your home. Call us today for a free quote!