Traditional mechanical locks and keys have surprisingly remained unchanged for thousands of years. The earliest known lock was discovered in ancient Egypt 4000 years ago. It used a combination of wooden pins similar to the standard pin tumbler locks we see today.
Fast-forward to the 21st century and we find ourselves using a very similar design, with some minor tweaks of course. However, with advancements in technology we have become more familiar with Smart Locks in our everyday life. We see it so often we tend to forget how common it is, from your hotel key card, to fingerprint scanners on laptops and facial recognition on smart phones.
While traditional locks can easily be picked and your security compromised, Smart Technology adds an extra layer of protection. Another benefit is the convenience factor. We can wave goodbye to the mini panic attack we feel when we forget our house keys and the frantic search we go though looking through every pocket and bag to find them.
Instead of using a traditional key as the name suggests, keyless locks use a number combination on a keypad. Keyless locks require little to no time to install and it offers extra security through eliminating the risk of your key being stolen or lost. This is ideal for family members who often forget their keys or misplace them, remembering a simple number combination provides peace-of-mind for everyone at home.
Increase convenience without sacrificing security with Residential Keyless Entry Systems. Calgary ReKey Lockworks offers state-of-the-art keyless entry systems to fit every budget.
Benefits of Calgary ReKey’s Residential Keyless Entry System:
- Our locksmiths can easily replace most existing deadbolts in about 30 minutes
- Our keyless locks are battery-operated, with over 3 years of battery life.
- There is no need for wiring, so it’s easy to install
- ANSI/BHMA Grade 2 Certified
- Our Calgary locksmiths provide an easy instruction guide on how to reprogram access codes (if you were to move).
- Customized to fit your security needs
- Just as secure as regular deadbolts, but with the added convenience of not having to carry keys around.
- Our keyless lock system is ideal for front, side, and back doors, as well as garage entry doors.
High Security Locks
High security locks are specifically designed to be pick-resistant, drill-resistant, and bump proof. They offer the highest amount of protection and give peace-of-mind to the user. Due to the more complicated security features, high security locks require a professional locksmith for installation. Our Calgary ReKey experts have the skill and tools to install a variety of different brands including Schlage, Underwriters Laboratory and Assa.
Benefits of Calgary ReKey’s High Security Locks:
- Our high security locks are bump proof, pick-resistant, and drill-resistant
- UL (Underwriters Laboratories) listed: passed the UL 437 tests that measure effectiveness against picking and drilling, and overall physical resistance.
- Large thumb turn provides ease of use for the physically challenged.
- Patented key control (key duplication by signature card only).
- Wrench attacks: Prevented by solid brass collar spins.
- “Ice pick” type attacks: Prevented by steel shroud over bolt
- “Kick-in” type attacks: Prevented by high security strike plate with 2″ screws that anchor the strike directly to the building structure behind the frame.
- Crowbar attacks: Prevented by a hardened steel bolt and bolt throwing mechanisms surrounded by a heavy-gauge tubular steel housing for maximum resistance.
- Hammer and prying attacks: Prevented by a solid brass design secured with high-tensile steel mounting bolts for maximum resistance.
Although traditional keys and locks are still widely used today, it is worth investing in modern locking systems to safe guard your belongings and provide peace of mind. Visit Calgary Rekey Lockworks for the latest in locksmith technology. Speak to one of our experts and find out what is right for your home. Your safety is our top priority. Incorporating a high security lock or utilizing a keyless entry system will help protect what is most important to you. Call us at (403) 202-7656 for a free quote or for more information.