Are Keypads More Secure Than Keys?

January 29th, 2021 in Residential Security
Are Keypads More Secure Than Keys?

The main aim of a lock is to keep a house or an apartment secure. Keypads are more secure than keys in residential and commercial settings. Keypads are one of the great ways to go keyless and safeguard a home. Keypad systems operate in connection with access control devices.

How Keypad Systems Work

This kind of lock requires a numerical code to give entry to a property or facility. The code is fixed in by users through a numerical pad, similar to a calculator. If the right code is entered, the door lock opens. Some keypads require batteries or a small electrical current for them to operate efficiently.

Benefits of Keypad Locks

  1. Enhances durability: Keys and locks wear down with time; because of this it becomes hard for them to function properly. Keypads are more conventional and durable compared to traditional locks and keys.
  2. Easy to install: Keypad locks are easy to install on standard doors. Battery-powered and mechanical keypads are available which don’t need a connection to a power source.
  3. Powerful security: Keypad locks have a powerful hardware architecture compared to other types of locks. With keypads, it is easy to change the security code when necessary. This is like having a brand-new lock.
  4. The beauty of a keyless system: The huge benefit of keypad systems is convenience. It removes the necessity of traditional locks and keys. There is no need to carry keypads around or keep spares with you. Your family members or friends can be given their code rather than a normal key.

So, the answer to the question in the title is, yes, keypads are better and more secure than keys. Keypads can have combinations changed, they don’t wear out, and you don’t have to carry keys.

Roger’s Security Systems is an authorized Honeywell dealer and has been providing both residential and commercial security services and video surveillance equipment for over 20 years.

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