A lot of people need to really wrap their heads around security. Whether we’re talking about your home or your business, security should be near the top of your agenda. In fact, it goes without saying what you stand to lose if there is some sort of security breach.
At the very least, some stuff can be stolen. At worst, your whole building can burn down. Worse yet, you might even lose your life or somebody near and dear to you can lose their lives. Make no mistake, any breaches in security, any lapses in the overall safety and security of your physical premises can and often do lead to disaster.
The worst part of all of this is that none of this has to happen. All it takes is a little bit of advance planning. All it takes is stepping up to the responsibility that you have to secure whatever it is you own and whatever it is that you are responsible for.
Now, with that out of the way, it’s very easy to think that the best way to secure doors or portals and other entryway’s in your building is to use the standard lock system. As you probably already know, if you have ever operated a lock that, for every lock, there is a key. Well, this has been the standard design for all these years.
But the good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. There is such a thing as a keyless door entry system. Now, please understand that this design option is not exactly new. If you’ve ever used a combination lock for your school locker in high school or for your gym locker, you know that this is keyless. You don’t necessarily have to insert a piece of metal in a slot and turn it to open the lock.
Well, this has been the standard keyless entry system for a very long time, but it does slow you down. Can you imagine running to the door and having to fumble with the combination? What if you are so stressed out that you forgot the combination? What if you are not thinking properly and you just keep entering random numbers over and over again with no success?
You need something else. And one of the best ways to do this is, of course, to use a keyless door entry system. Here are just some of the benefits of modern keyless door entry systems. Some of them can be quite mind blowing.
You Don’t Have to Remember Anything
Many keyless door entry systems use biometrics for access. Maybe it’s your fingerprint, maybe it’s the retina in your eye, or maybe it’s something else. The bottom line is, you don’t have to remember combinations.
Now, please understand that remembering combinations and passwords are not indicators of your IQ, okay? Let’s get that out of the way. Instead, your ability to retain them really boils down to your state of mind at the time you’re trying to access an interior space using a keyless door entry system like a combination lock.
Nine times out of ten, when people are stressed or are under a lot of pressure because there’s somebody’s chasing them or there’s some sort of life or death situation happening, they fumble. You may think that that happens to other people but that’s not going to happen to you, well, think again. Don’t underestimate the impact a tremendous amount of stress can have on people.
Because remember, your life may be on the line. Can you really be faulted for losing it in that moment? Most people will fall apart. Most people wouldn’t have their wits about them.
Sure, they may have memorized their combination lock. In fact, a lot of people may have memorized the combination like the back of their hands. But when it comes down to it, it is really anybody’s guess if people can quickly recall the information so they can access the lock.
So, the great thing about biometrics is the fact that your biometric information is not going to go away. Your fingerprints are your fingerprints, regardless of what’s happening around you, regardless of how stressed you are, and regardless of your present situation. The same applies to your retina.
They Make for Quick Entry
When it comes to life and death situations, every single second counts. You probably already know this. If you don’t know this, check out some videos on YouTube of home invasions. Believe me, they are not pretty. Consider yourself warned.
A lot of these videos end up in disaster precisely because people simply hesitated. Did they want to hesitate? Did they want to stall? No, they didn’t.
But the problem is, when you are using some sort of keyless door entry system or a standard door entry system, you’re going to waste precious time working on the lock. At the very least, you’re trying to think of the combination. At worst, you’re trying to jam the key in there and, for whatever reason, it’s stuck or it’s not turning properly.
What happens next? That’s right, you get stabbed in the neck. Somebody you love loses their lives or you get a gun pointed at your face and you just have to let go of your wallet with its credit cards. Sometimes, you get marched off to the nearest ATM to clean out your account.
None of these situations are good. Also, none of these situations need to happen. And it all boils down to you getting the right keyless door entry system.
The Downside of a Keyless Door Entry System
I wish I could tell you that there is some sort of one-size-fits-all, completely perfect security system. Unfortunately, if I were to say that to you, I would be flat out lying. There is no such option. Just because a keyless door entry system offers the key benefits listed above, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s foolproof.
Its biggest drawback is the fact that it requires electricity. So, if for whatever reason the electric power in your building goes out, you’re not going to be able to come on. This is the reason why a lot of keyless door entry systems have a key backup. Basically, you can use a physical key to get in, but that would be a day late and a buck short.
The whole reason why you’re getting this is because it’s quick, you don’t have to remember combinations, and you don’t have to use a key. You don’t have to deal with any of that nonsense. All these benefits are gone in the case of a blackout.
Now, you may be thinking to yourself, “Well, this is the United States and we rarely suffer from blackouts.” Well, think again. You have to remember that it only needs to happen once to you for you to feel the full brunt of the breakdown of the security that your keyless door entry system provides. So, keep this in mind. It’s not foolproof.