Security is a high priority for most households in the whole world. This is why fingerprint locks, which work by scanning a fingerprint and matching it against another print that has already been programmed into the system, have become very popular over the last decade. There is no argument that these fingerprint-reader door locks are more superior to the traditional doorknob and key locks. If you haven’t been convinced yet, below are five reasons to consider buying one.
The fingerprint locks provide more security than a traditional lock. This is because it employs the use of an exclusive human factor that is unique to every single person: the fingerprint. With traditional locks, people can lose their keys (or have them stolen), and anyone can find them and use them to break into your property. With a fingerprint door lock, you can program the fingerprints of those who live in your household into the lock’s memory and erase them as you wish.
Having fingerprint locks installed is more convenient than carrying around a small metal key that can easily be lost or stolen. When you have colleagues and the family staying over for the holidays, you don’t need to have your house keys duplicated just so your visitors can use them for a couple of weeks. You simply have to program the new fingerprints into the lock and erase them after the visitors have left.
Fingerprint locks are very tough and durable. They may look like fancy pieces of metal and a bright, coloured screen, but fingerprint locks were made to endure all kinds of extreme conditions that come their way. Is your car buried three feet deep under pure, white snow? Or are you sweltering under the heat of the harsh desert sun? No matter the weather condition, this computerized lock works. You don’t have to worry about being locked out of your house and perishing in the cold or heat.
They are also almost infallible. Many people ask… what if the battery runs out or what if the lock fails to read your fingerprint? The main producers of these devices have taken care of these concerns into the makeup of their product. This means fingerprint locks don’t just work on fingerprints; they have a variety of alternative methods for opening the door. For instance, programmable fingerprint readers come with a keypad for inputting a PIN in case the fingerprint reader fails. And, yes, many still come with a mechanical master key that can be used in times of emergency.
Long term fingerprint locks are also the good investment. Yes, they are more expensive than traditional locks; a good, high-quality lock that can last for years costs somewhere around a couple of hundred dollars, compared to a cheap $50 lock that you can buy from the hardware store down the block. Keep in mind, too that these electronic locks require a change of batteries now and then. However, in the long run, when you factor in having a locksmith come and change your locks after your keys are stolen or lost, or even the cost of having to duplicate keys a fingerprint door lock should pay for itself.