Homeowners can make temporary keys for house sitters or other people who need access to the house for a limited time; once that access is no longer required, the lock can be re-keyed.
Fremont CA: The front door is one of the first things visitors see about a house, and the door handle is the first point of contact for both homeowners and visitors. As a result, it's easy to focus exclusively on the aesthetics of a handleset; but, today's entry door hardware should consider much more. Innovations are helping to increase both security and convenience while also giving a point of uniqueness for astute builders.
Let us look at five trends in entry door hardware:
By reducing the complexity of a typical pin and tumbler lock, a product with SmartKey Security can also improve job site security. Furthermore, because homeowners may re-key locks themselves, the builder can save money and resources by not training staff to do so.
Iron black finishes are garnering a lot of attention on entry door locks, just like matte black finishes are dominating kitchen faucets.
Similarly, as homeowners prefer clear, streamlined aesthetics, contemporary styles are gaining popularity.
SmartKey Security, for example, has a simple re-keying feature that can help busy families stay nimble. Similarly, homeowners can generate separate keycodes for electronic door hardware with a keypad for each family member and visitor. When used along with a smartphone app, parents can monitor when their children return home from school, generate temporary codes for housecleaners or repairers, and change codes quickly and effortlessly from any location.
One thing that hasn't been compromised with all of the additional features and perks is security. Traditional pin and tumbler locks, for instance, are less resistant to picking and bumping than SmartKey Security. In addition, to ensure that only authorized users have access, electronic locks generally contain features such as encryption security, auto-locking, and lock deactivation.