3 Reasons You Should Install a Digital Lock on Your Home Safe

1 December 2016
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The security of your home safe is largely dictated by the quality and type of the locks you have installed on them. If you are considering installing a safe in your home, you may be wondering about the difference between digital and keyed locks. Below is a guide to the benefits of installing digital locks on your home safe to keep your valuables safe.

Digital locks remove the risk of lost or stolen keys

The main drawback of using a keyed lock is that you always face the danger of losing the keys. If this happens, you will have to call a locksmith service, which can be expensive. If the keys end up in the wrong hands, they could be duplicated, placing your belongings at risk.

However, if you install a digital lock, all you will need to do is to remember an access code, and since the code is stored in your memory, you do not need to worry about losing or misplacing it as you would a physical key.

Digital locks offer additional security features

A traditional keyed lock cannot be modified using additional security features. A basic keyed lock is fine if your home is in a secure neighbourhood or has a lot of home security equipment. However, if you live in an area which has a high crime rate or if your home lacks security features such as CCTV and reinforced doors, you should consider installing a digital lock.

A digital lock can be fitted with additional features that can help to increase its security. You should consider installing a time delay on your digital lock; this will deter intruders as they will be required to wait for a period of time before the safe will open. If you are concerned about your safe being opened by unauthorised people, you can install a feature which will send a digital signal to your computer or mobile phone every time the access code is entered.

Digital locks suffer less wear and tear

Because a keyed lock is completely manual, it undergoes more wear and tear than a digital lock. When you turn the key, significant force is generated to move the tumblers within the locking mechanism. This force will eventually cause the lock to fail. 

Because a digital lock has fewer moving parts and uses a motor to open and close the locking mechanism, it undergoes less wear and tear and has an extended lifespan.

If you would like more information about the benefits of installing a digital lock on your home safe, contact a locksmith today.