We use keyless access almost everyday with our cars, where keyless access or central locking is now a standard feature. Younger generations probably can’t even remember the days of manually locking and unlocking a car door. These days, with keyless ignition in some cars, you don’t even have to take the key out of your pocket or handbag to unlock and start the car.
Some may also be familiar with keyless access control system in the workplace, having experienced the convenience and security of swipe cards, keypads, key fobs, or even biometric fingerprint readers. Residential systems provide similar functionality, and are these days much more attractive.
In a new home build, the keyless access system can be standalone, but typically integrated with the security system. An expert integration specialist will discuss your requirements, and take in consideration your ingress, egress and regress requirements, and the type of doors specified, to design a total access control solution.
Keyless access systems can be provided to just a single door, such as the main entry door, or if done really well, to every access door throughout the home, for a true central locking experience. Almost any door can be fitted for keyless access, including sliding doors and gates.
For the retrofit market, there are many DIY solutions, that can be purchased from your local hardware store. Some feature intelligent smart phone integration, others an integrated keypad for PIN code access, or a remote key fob. All keyless access systems can be overridden by a traditional manual key.
With a keyless access system, you will enjoy the new convenience of being keyless. You can now head out for a walk, run or cycle knowing that your home is safely secured, without needing to carry a bunch of keys, or perhaps come home with bags of shopping, and not fumbling for your keys.
Implemented correctly, a keyless access system will be one of the most appreciated home systems.