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How to choose a push button lock

If you are an individual who is constantly losing keys, consider installing a push button lock at your home. It is convenient and provides a high degree of security. In this article, read why a push button lock has distinct advantages over ordinary locks and what features to look for when installing one at your premises.

What is a push button lock?

Push button locks use combination codes to open and close. They have numeric pads composed of numbers, letters, and special characters. Types of push button locks: Mechanical locks They do not require electricity or batteries to work. A push latch for doors is attached for easy opening and closing. Electronic locks Digital push button locks are widely used for commercial doors where there is a high employee turnover. In addition to eliminating the inconvenience of distributing individual keys to each employee, the business owner can change codes to prevent unauthorised entry to the premises. There are models of electronic lock keypads that allow up to 5,000 users including audits and trails options.

Benefits of push button locks

Security Push button locks are secure and tamperproof. "Lock bumping" is nearly impossible as there are no keyholes in push button locks. Convenience No need to carry a bunch of keys, with you eliminating and fumbling in the dark just to gain access to a home, office or building. If for any reason, you forgot your codes, there are also models of push button locks that have keys to override the PIN code. Variety of models to fit any budget From a simple mechanical code lock to digital locks, push button locks exist in different models that would suit any budget. Multi-purpose Front and back doors are not the only things that need to be secured. You can use keyless door locks on your filing cabinet, garage, office, cupboards, and storage room. Disadvantage The major disadvantage of a code lock is that you might not remember the combination code, especially if you have changed it several times. Check-list for choosing push button locks Assess your needs Identify the areas of your property that need maximum security such as front, back and garage doors. Key to override codes Choose one where you can insert a key to override codes in emergency situations. Entry/ Exit In case of malfunction or power failure, there should be an option for quick entry/exit. Where you can purchase push button locks Simplex locks or Kaba locks are reputable brands of push button locks. They can be purchased from Kaba.co.uk, Codelocks.co.uk, and Borglocks.com.

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