Have you ever considered adding a keyless entry system in your home? Homeowners sometimes struggle with this decision. Sometimes the traditional lock and key systems seem like the most secure entry and home security option. Some homeowners might think of a keyless entry system as an upgrade, while others might see it as problematic.

Of course, there are benefits and drawbacks of adding a keyless entry system to your house or garage. Let’s take a look at them to help you better understand which option is best for your home.

The Benefits of a Keyless Home Entry Systems

Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of a keyless entry system is the ability for homeowners to monitor the access given to their homes. Many modern keyless entry systems allow for multiple key codes, so each family member, friend, or guest can have their own PIN code. You can even set temporary passcodes for deliveries or repair professionals entering your home. All this helps you keep track of anyone entering your home.

Secondly, you will not need to worry about keeping track of, losing, or hiding your house keys. At one point, everyone has experienced the anxiety of misplacing or forgetting a key. You wonder if it would be a good idea to change locks or make more copies of the keys you do have. With keyless entry, you don’t need to worry about remembering a key or hiding one under the flower pot. Should anyone with a code to your home no longer need it, you simply need to reset the code instead of worrying about a spare key falling into the wrong hands.

The Drawbacks of Keyless Entry

The biggest drawback of keyless entry systems is for people who have a hard time remembering codes. Keyless entry systems come with a factory default code, which you should change a soon as your system is installed.

Experts say you should change your code often, at least once every six months. This also helps prevent the buttons on a keyless entry system from becoming worn down, making it evident which numbers are included in your home’s code. The upkeep that is required is not necessary for a traditional lock and key scenario.

Is a Keyless or Wireless Entry System Right for You?

Keyless entry systems are not for everyone, but they are a great way to add to your home’s security. Your family will be able to easily track who is entering the home and when. You’ll also have better peace of mind when giving access to loved ones as well as those who need temporary access to your home.

American Door Works has a few different wireless and keyless entry systems available. Our options make it possible to open up to four garage doors using unique codes of your choosing. They also come with features like backlit keys and one-button-to-close features.

If you would like to learn more about keyless entry options or would like a quote, contact American Door Works today.