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Keypad Locks

Is a keypad lock the right choice for your home or office? This trend in security technology claims to be safer and more convenient than traditional locks.

But before investing in one, you might be wondering how they work, and what sets them apart from other types of locks. And, if you do decide to make the change, what should you look for in a reliable keypad lock?

Here at Reliable Locksmith in Minneapolis St Paul area, we’ve helped many of our clients make the switch from traditional locks to keypads. And we want to share some important information for anyone thinking about upgrading their security with these devices.

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What is a keypad lock?

Keypad locks are a type of lock, either deadbolt or door knob, that are opened with a numerical
code. They fall into the category of keyless door locks, electronic locks, digital locks, and
sometimes smart locks.

What are the benefits of keypad locks?

There are many reasons why a home or commercial space would prefer a keypad lock to a
traditional one, including:
– Added security. Passcodes can be changed as needed to maintain strong security for
your space. That means that whether you have new employees coming in or are renting
your home out while you’re away, you don’t have to worry about anyone having access
to your office or home without your knowledge.
– Convenience. Because passcodes don’t require the use of a physical key, there’s no
need to worry about everyone in your household or office having a spare. It also allows
for contactless check-ins for anyone renting out your space.

Is a keypad lock different from a key fob lock?

A key FOB lock is also a type of keyless lock, but there is a difference between the two. Key
FOBs open with the use of a FOB or card instead of a passcode. The benefit is that those who
enter don’t have to memorize a passcode. But the drawback is that anyone who has the
hardware in their possession (or knows how to duplicate the FOB or card) can open the lock.
Keypad locks, on the other hand, can only be opened by those who know the passcode.

Is there anything different about the internal workings of a keypad lock?

Even though keypad locks use technology to open and close the lock, their internal mechanisms
are the same as a traditional lock. This means that they are as secure and reliable as the
hardware within the lock, but with the convenience of smart technology.

What kinds of keypad locks are there?

Keypad locks come in a few different varieties to give home and business owners more control
over their security. The most common keypad locks include:
– Deadbolt keypad lock. This kind of keypad lock is the most common for home and office
entryways. Deadbolts are more durable and secure than door latches, which makes this
style of keypad lock a trusted option for front doors, back doors, and entries to
warehouses and garages.
– Door knob keypad lock. A door knob keypad lock is affixed to the latch instead of the
deadbolt, making this style slightly less secure than the previous option. Still, they are a
reliable choice for internal doors that require an extra level of security, such as private
offices or storage rooms with sensitive information. In some cases, door knob keypad
locks are more convenient for high traffic doorways, as the latch is more quickly
disengaged than a deadbolt.
– Keyed or keyless lock. In addition to the placement of the keypad on either the deadbolt
or the latch, you can also find models with or without a keyhole. Installing a keypad lock
with a keyhole allows you to override the system with a physical key if need be. Some
models can even be overlayed with your existing lock so that you can continue to use
the keys you have. This may come in handy if the keypad has run out of batteries or for
business owners who need to access multiple locations without memorizing separate
codes. On the other hand, a completely keyless keypad lock has its own advantages.

These locks are less susceptible to picking and offer a sleeker design than one with a

What to watch out for when buying a keypad lock

If you think you might be ready to buy a keypad lock for your home or office, there are a few
things to keep in mind:
– Security grade. It’s crucial that you install a lock with the appropriate security grade for
your space. For example, a keypad lock with a Grade 3 (which is the lowest level of
security), is more suited for private offices within a secure building than an entryway.
– Door measurements. Along with security grades, door measurements are important
when considering whether a particular keypad lock is right for your space. Typically,
higher security locks need to be installed in doors that are thick and strong enough to
house them, so don’t overlook this specification when buying a lock.
– Code capacity. Code capacity refers to the amount of codes that will be recognized by
the keypad. If you are the sole user of the lock, then this may not apply to you. But a
high code capacity is useful if you want to have more control over user passcodes, such
as being able to assign specific codes to different users and delete select codes without
other users having to relearn their codes.
– Smart technology capability. Keypad locks are sometimes equipped to connect to smart
technology, allowing you to control the lock from an app. In addition to locking and
unlocking the door remotely, you may also be able to create or delete unique user codes
online. Some smart keypad locks can be connected to cameras, give you updates as to
whether the keypad has been used, and more.

How much do keypad locks cost?

As we’ve covered so far, keypads come in a variety of different styles, grades, and capabilities
that can determine their overall price. That’s why you’ll find a wide range of prices, starting at
about $50 to $100 for more basic keypad locks and climbing into the $300 to $400 range for
more high-tech models.
Installation is another price factor to keep in mind. While you may be able to install a basic
keypad lock yourself, it’s always recommended that you have a professional do it for you,
especially if you’re installing new locks on vulnerable doors like entryways. As certified

locksmiths, we know how to take the right measurements and test the device to provide you
with maximum security and peace of mind.
To have a locksmith upgrade your traditional locks to keypad locks, you can expect to pay
somewhere between $100 and $300. Again, this wide range accounts for the differences
between different kinds of keypads. Standard door latch keypad locks, for instance, will be
quicker to install than a keypad lock that must be integrated into a smart home system.

3 of the most common keypad locks on the market

There are many brands that offer keypad locks. But, here are the ones that tend to be the most
popular for their quality, price, and longevity:
– Kwikset Square Electronic Deadbolt. This model has been around for many years, and
continues to be a best-seller because of its simplicity and durability. It can be
programmed to accept up to 6 user codes and can be overlayed with your existing
Kwikset keyway. This particular model is made to be compatible with deadbolts, making
it ideal for residential and commercial entries. It’s also one of the most economic options,
retailing for about $100 at Home Depot.
– Schlage Connect Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt. If the Kwikset is your run-on-the-mill
keypad lock, this Schlage model is on the other end of the spectrum. It’s got all the bells
and whistles that you might want in a keypad lock, including smart technology capability,
a modern touchscreen, a built-in alarm and more. It is Grade 1 certified and can be
programmed for up to 30 codes. This model retails at Home Depot for $300.
– Trilogy commercial lock Unlike our first two options, this lock features a door knob
instead of a deadbolt or a lever handle option. This, and the fact that it meets Grade 3
security standards, makes this model convenient for internal doors, such as office
spaces. While it’s not bluetooth or smart tech compatible, it does have an internal alarm
that will sound after four failed passcode attempts. The Trilogy locks have a few options,
and some can have excellent features for businesses.

Below are a few examples of Trilogy and Schlage locks we installed for different businesses and houses in the Twin Cities area:
Alarm Lock PDL3000K US26D Access Control Satin Chrome

Alarm Lock DL2800IC US26D DL2800 Series Trilogy T2

LSDA KP5000L Commercial Push-Button Keypad Lock

Alarm Lock DL2700WP US26D DL2700 Series Trilogy T2 Weatherproof

Not sure which brand is best for your home or office? Here are some additional keypads our customers like.

In this article, we’ve touched on all of the important information that you should know about
keypad locks. But you still might want to get a professional opinion about what model is best for
your home or office.
So, give us a call at Reliable Locksmith! We’ve installed many such locks in the Greater
Minneapolis St Paul Area, and we’re happy to help you choose the right one for your security

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