Deadbolts and now locks are fast becoming a thing of the past, thanks to an on-going revolution in home lock and security technology. More and more homeowners and more and more business owners are considering to install keyless door lock instead of the conventional door locks to replace their present lock system in their homes or buildings.
This is because keyless door locks have proven themselves efficient, safe, and reliable in keeping properties and families secure across the country. They do not have keys, which can easily be lost or stolen, and they are easily hooked up to a burglar alarm system since they are already electronic by nature.
However, despite their advantages, there are a lot of people who still opt for the conventional lock types, either because they are already well-accustomed and comfortable with their existing conventional lock system or they are intimidated by the thought of installing a high-tech modern electronic keyless door lock – as well as the cost that doing so may entail.
The good news is that you do not need expert locksmith skills in order to install a proper keyless door lock. Most electronic keyless door locks are made so that they can be easily installed by any homeowner without much complication.
Below is a guide on how to install keyless door lock for your home or establishment by yourself:
1. Remove the existing door lock hardware. In order for you to install keyless door lock, you will have to get rid of the old lock system to make room for the new one. A screwdriver will be all you need for this step. Remove what you want to replace. This could both be just the deadbolt or the entire bolt and knob to convert into a single piece unit.
2. Determine the placement of your keyless door lock unit. You have to consider which direction you will have better access to the knob when opening it. You have to position it correctly so that you can open it with ease.
Keyless lock sets usually come with a template that you can use to line up the right placement of your choice to serve as a guide when you finally screw the unit into place. All you have to do is to trace the outline of the template once you have placed it over the designated area.
3. Carve out the correct placement. This step is entirely optional and is more of an aesthetic consideration than a functional one. You can make do without this step if you do not find it necessary. This is also ideal if you have a single piece unit to install. All you have to do is to chisel a mortise spot for the outer part of the keyless lock unit.
4. Screw in the base as well as the exterior plate to the keypad. Be careful not to pinch the keypad cable, or any of the cables for that matter, since this can alter the function of the lock. Ensure that all internal parts and cables are safely tucked in so that when you screw the cover into place none of the internal parts are pinched.
5. Set your passcode. Once the keypad is in place, all you have to do is to input your chosen code and then screw in the back plate to ensure that everything is put together and in its rightful place.
Once you have completed all of the steps above, you may now freely enjoy your new security feature in your home or in your business establishment with confidence and convenience.
You can finally say goodbye to having to carry around a big bunch of keys and digging for it in your bag every time you get home, or worrying if you have lost it sometime during your busy day. Electronic locks are also very efficient and reliable so you can truly depend on it to keep your family and your property protected and safe.
You can share your code with family or relatives who may come visit if you are not around to allow them in; if you are out of town, it’s now easy to lend your place to a friend. And finally, if you feel like changing “keys”, you can freely do so without fuss or trouble since you can easily change your keyless code anytime you feel like you need or want.