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Home security is something that many of us take for granted. We go about our daily lives, and we don’t think about the fact that we can’t leave our homes without locking them up. However, protecting your home is more important than you may realize. That’s because there are millions of burglaries every year in the United States alone. This means that you need to take extra steps to protect yourself and your loved ones from intruders. Choosing the perfect locks for your home is one of the things that you should get started with. Here are some of the different types of locks that you could choose from.

Keyless locks

Keyless locks are convenient and easy to use. They can be unlocked with your phone, a key fob, or a keypad. This makes them more secure than regular locks, which usually require keys.

Keyless locks are more expensive than regular locks because of their mechanism and they’re made of more high-quality materials and parts that make them last longer than cheaper versions.

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Biometric locks

Biometric locks can be used for doors and windows. They are often found in high-security areas, including government buildings and commercial facilities such as airports and banks. Biometric locks use a fingerprint scanner that reads your unique pattern of ridges and valleys on your fingertips to unlock the door.

The main advantage of biometrics is that it’s one of the most secure ways to lock any door. When you need to get in, you simply hold up your hand with your finger over the sensor pad of the lock where it will scan for your unique fingerprints and unlock automatically when it finds them. 

Smart locks

With the latest technology in home security, smart locks enable you to lock and unlock your door with the tap of a button on your phone or other devices. You can set up a time limit for when your door will automatically lock, so you don’t have to worry about forgetting it at night. Smart locks are also great for renters who want to keep landlords from entering their homes without permission.

Smart lock technology comes in two forms: keypad-based or fingerprint scanner-based. Keypad-based smart locks use a user’s personal code (PIN) to access the unit and open the door, while fingerprint scanners use an electronic reader built into the unit that reads fingerprints as they pass over it, allowing users access without needing to memorize a code. Both types of units allow users to programmable entry codes as well as pin codes – which makes them ideal options if there are multiple people living together within one residence.

A residential locksmith will be able to install locks like these properly to ensure that intruders won’t be able to bypass them.


Electronic locks

Electronic locks are the most secure option for your home. They’re also easy to install, program, and use.

You can control your electronic lock remotely with a smartphone app—or you can set it up so that your door only opens at certain times of the day or when someone rings an intercom on the outside of your home (or both). Some models even have features like built-in camera systems and alarms that go off if there is no activity detected after a certain amount of time has passed.

Electronic locks can be programmed to open only for specific people—so you’ll know who’s entering or leaving your property even if they don’t have their phone with them.

Call on your local locksmith to install these kinds of locks.

Deadbolt locks

Deadbolt locks are the most common type of lock in homes. They work by using a bolt that slides into the door frame, making it much more difficult for an intruder to force open your door or window. Deadbolts have always been considered more secure than other types of locks because they require power tools to be removed from the outside and they are key-operated on the inside.

If you want to improve the security of your home, it’s generally best to start with deadbolt locks on all exterior doors leading outside and preferably interior doors as well. If you’re looking at purchasing a new home and need help deciding what kind of lock system is right for you, talking with an experienced real estate agent can help ensure that your property has been built according to today’s standards. You can also call an experienced locksmith to check on the quality and safety of your locks. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

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Keypad locks

A keypad lock is a lock that uses a keypad to unlock its mechanism. It’s often used in businesses as it allows for quicker access by employees who need to get into the building.

It can also be used on residential doors, though this is less common. In this case, the keypad is usually used to add extra security for a door that doesn’t have much security otherwise. For example, if your front door has a deadbolt but no other security features, you might want to install a keypad lock to supplement the security of your home.

We recommend calling your local locksmith to do the installation for you. They can help you find the right kind of keypad for your home, and they’ll make sure it’s installed properly.

Combination locks

There are a lot of locks out there, but if you want to keep your home as secure as possible, you’ll need to choose a combination lock. 

Combination locks are easy to use because they don’t require you to keep track of keys or passwords. They’re also more secure than keyed locks because they don’t have any moving parts that can be broken or stolen by an intruder—just numbers that can be changed easily by anyone who knows the code.

Combination locks are more secure than keyless locks because they have fewer vulnerabilities: no wires mean no remote control hijacking; no battery means no power failure issues; and since there’s nothing inside them (except maybe some screws), it’s impossible for someone else to see what’s going on inside when trying their hand at cracking into your door with brute force techniques.

Smart locks

If you’re looking for a lock that can be controlled remotely, or if you want to unlock your door with a smartphone app or voice commands, smart locks are a great option. You can also use facial recognition and fingerprint scanning to unlock it.

If you want something more traditional there are some that offer all of the same benefits as our other picks without all of the bells and whistles that come with newer smart locks—and at a lower price point than most options in its class.

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Smart lock concept with clipping path. 3D rendering image in the original design.

Master Locksmith

Understanding the different types of locks will help you choose the right one for your home. It is important to consider how much money you want to spend on a lock for your home, and also how important safety is for you. If you need any assistance in choosing and installing locks, call Master Locksmith at (504) 224-9111. We are available 24/7 to help with any of your lock needs.