Tuesday, 21 May 2019
While traditional key-operated locks provide perfect security for smaller households and businesses, there are many homes and organisations that would be better served in opting for a digital coded lock instead.
What are Digital Door Locks?
Digital locks are items of security hardware that do not require keys or cards to operate them. They are found on or directly next to the door that they operate, and are usually operated by entering a code using their keypad. There are also biometric options which are usually operated via a fingerprint “scanner”.
The Benefits of Digital Coded Door Locks
There are many reasons why you might decide to opt for a digital coded door lock over a traditional mortice lock. The first is ease of access. If you have a large number of individuals heading in or out of your home or office every day, there are likely to be delays as people fumble to find their keys for a traditional style lock. Because digital locks are keyless, the time taken on entry can be significantly reduced.
There is another benefit to fitting locks that don’t require keys or cards for entry - those items won’t get lost any more! Cutting and re-cutting keys for employees, or changing the locks each time a set goes missing, can be expensive, arduous and stressful. Being locked out of your home having dropped your keys down a drain is equally awful. The best idea may just be to do away with troublesome keys altogether!
Electronic locks can be particularly useful because the keypad often glows in the dark, making it easier to see what you’re doing when trying to gain entry late at night or early in the morning, and can often be programmed to provide extra operational benefits such as one-touch locking. Mechanical locks, on the other hand, do not require electricity to work, so there’s no threat of a power cut or a dead battery affecting their operation.
Both types of lock can be fitted directly to an existing door without any intrusive insetting, which means they’re extremely easy to install.
Mechanical Digital Door Locks
Mechanical digital door locks are operated using push buttons. They do not require any electricity to operate, which means that there is no risk of the lock being disabled during a power cut and no necessity to keep buying expensive batteries. For many digital locks, it’s possible to set a master code that will allow any assigned individual to set or reset the code any number of times. Lock Shop Direct’s most popular coded mechanical digital lock is currently the Borg 6100 Solo Digital Door Lock, which is perfect for use on uPVC or aluminium doors.
Electronic Digital Door Locks
Electronic digital locks work much in the same way as the mechanical version mentioned above, with the only difference being that they require a power source to work. They may either be mains powered, battery powered or both (mains source with a backup battery, for example). Most versions come with a light-up keyboard for ease of use. The customer favourite amongst Lock Shop Direct’s electronic coded locks is the fully programmable Codelock CL2000.
For further information about Lock Shop Direct’s coded digital door locks, contact us today on 0845 830 0832.
Author: Richard Nash
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