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How Safe Are Electronic Door Locks?
Posted on September 25, 2017 9:30 AM by Max Video
Categories: Home Security
After a home security camera installation, electronic door locks are the next big item to get when it comes to residential security. Electronic locks give you convenient access to your house while making use of advanced technologies to keep the house secure. Most electronic locks are tailored for tech-savvy people but they can be used by anyone who is willing to learn how to operate them. Here is what you need to know about electronic door locks before making a decision to use them or not.
 
Are Electronic Locks Safer Than Regular Locks?

Electronic locks aren’t necessarily safer or stronger than regular locks but they may be able to deter burglars that are inexperienced. A home security camera installation is much more effective towards scaring away burglars no matter what type of lock you decide to use. Remember, the underlying hardware is what ultimately determines the strength so make that your primary focus whether you choose a regular or electronic lock.
 
Different Types & Concerns Of Electronic Locks

Electronic locks can be biometric, remote controlled, or they can be linked to a surveillance system. Biometric locks usually have fingerprint scanners while remote controlled locks can be opened and closed using a proximity key fob or a smart phone app. Surveillance locks are those that take pictures or footage of anyone that enters your house.

Some electronic locks may have weaknesses that could compromise the security of your home. Prior to choosing an electronic lock, ensure the lock doesn’t fail or disengage if there would be a power interruption. When installing an electronic lock, insist on having it thoroughly tested to confirm it has no security vulnerabilities.

After all, electronic door locks are designed to be as safe as any other lock but give you greater control over access to your home. There are a variety of electronic locks on the market today for you to choose what best suits your lifestyle. When choosing locks, consider this option if you enjoy technology or want to eliminate carrying extra keys.
 

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