|Electronic Touchpad Locksets
Electronic touchpad locksets offer the ease
and security of keyless entry. No longer
is it necessary to carry around your keys,
searching for them at your doorway, or worrying
about losing them. A touchpad system allows
you to enter your personal security code
to quickly unlock your door.
Most electronic touchpad lock systems accept
up to six different codes, which can be easily
changed at any time. Temporary codes can
be set up to allow a neighbor, cleaning crew,
or tradesman one time access. Touchpad sets
are especially useful for children, who frequently
lose house keys, and they eliminate the need
for hiding a key outside.
Consider the following if you
of installing an electronic touchpad
- Touchpad locksets will be easiest to install
if the lockset is similar to the lock that
is already in your door. Make sure that the
kit includes the mounting hardware, striker
plates and necessary screws.
- A good system will have an alarm that sounds
after several consecutive incorrect codes
are entered. This prevents an intruder from
trying to guess the entry code.
- Look for sets that have glow in the dark
keypads for easy night time entry.
- Back up keys should also be part of the lockset
in case of power failure or a problem with
- Electronic locksets are made from a variety
of metals, such as brass and chrome, and
from shatterproof plastic. They come with
both doorknobs and fashionable lever handles.
If you are buying a lever handle style, make
sure you choose a right handed set if the
hinge is on the right as you face the door,
or a left handed set if it is on the left.
Electronic touchpad locksets
for greater security are also