Keys and me. Let’s just say we don’t get along. It started at a young age when I would throw them into the central vacuum system of my childhood home. Imagine long, blond braids, blunt parent-cut bangs, and a mischievous grin on my little girl self opening an outlet cover and marveling over the jangle of keys getting suctioned from my hand into the vacuum duct.
Later, after many less intentional episodes of lost and forgotten keys, my parents left spares with several neighbors so I wouldn’t be eternally locked out of the house after school.
Then, college came, and I discovered the key punch lock. Wow. Life changer. My parents soon purchased a touch pad lock at their house. They loved it and still have it. And, to this day, into every home I have ever owned, I have installed such a lock on the most used door in the house.
And, with kids, it only gets better. Now, everyone can get in the house without any key issues and they usually run ahead to be the first to punch the buttons. (It’s the little things, really.) If I am carrying tons of bags, I only need to press a code and presto, into my house I go!
And, most importantly, keyless locks can protect you against lock bumping. Lock bumping allows criminals to get into your house and works on 90% of the locks out there. Here is a video on lock bumping:
Disturbing, right? Fortunately, as keyless locks go, there are many affordable, easy to install options that will allow you to rest easy, knowing you’re bump-proof.
Sophisticated key pad locks allow you two codes: one for your family and one that can be temporary for others, such as housekeepers and babysitters who might need access when you’re not home. (The code can easily be changed when they are no longer employed.) When we are out of town, this keyless lock system it is perfect for anyone watching my pets or even a friend that might need to get in.
Have I convinced you? Really, keyless is the way to go!