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Consider going keyless

NC)—The majority of Canadians access their vehicles without using a key, enter their place of employment with electronic access systems—and yet to enter our homes we still rely on a traditional key.

While it is true that traditional cylindrical locks with keys certainly have a place and will continue to be used by builders, renovators and homeowners, it is also evident that the the convenience of going keyless has been a growing trend for several years and is expected to continue.

Market leaders now offer 'electronic keypad deadbolts' that are built to very high quality standards and do not sacrifice security or durability. Here are some important points to consider before purchasing one:

• Insist on a keyless system that is certified and graded to ANSI/BHMA standards.

• Illuminated keypads with an epoxy coating are helpful in the dark and do not show a wear pattern on the digits.

• Ease of installation and programming are important and convenient.

• Ensure the user code capacity meets your family's requirements.

• Compare the battery life and ensure it has a low battery alert feature.

With keyless access to your home you no longer have to worry about losing keys, being locked or having to hide a spare key to let others in. You can go jogging or biking and not have to worry about bringing your keys. You can grant temporary access to contractors or cleaners with a programmable code and then deactivate the code when access is no longer required.

Organizations: ANSI/BHMA

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