Keypad Lock Installation

5 Benefits of Installing Keypad Locks on Your Home or Business

Don't like keys? Keypad smart locks are the solution!

Improve your home or business security! Quality door lock are vital for the security  of your home and business but keeping people out is just one aspect of good security. What's the other? Being able to let the right people in and access secure areas at the right time!  Traditional keys are an all-or-nothing solution. Keys allow a person access at any time without limitations or control. Also, something we've all experienced - keys or can be lost, stolen or forgotten.  Forgotten or lost keys are more than just an inconvenience; a lost key may end up in the possession of the wrong erson. Not only is your security compromised, you can also compromise the reputation of your business and trust with customers.  What happens when an ex-employee, home service provider, friend or relative who has a key but now no longer needs access? They may not return the key or if they do,  are you sure that a copy wasn't made? Keys can be easily copied, lost or never returned,  and with standard locks, the only resolution is to have your locks changed or the cylinders rekeyed and then have all new keys cut and distributed to only then have the same scenario play out over and over again costing you valuable time and money every time. Below are five benefits to having keypad locks or smart locks installed:

5 Benefits of Keypad Locks and Smart Locks:

Keyless Entry

Keyless door access means no more keys! No more losing your keys, searching for keys when you're in a hurry, locking yourself out because you forgot your keys. No more pat-down panic checking your pockets to make sure your keys are there or dumping out bags and purses looking for your keys. And, with Bluetooth smart lock you may not have to do anything at all, just walk up to the door and it will unlock for you!

Access Codes

Individual custom access codes! Many smart door locks also have the benefit of being able to custom program individual codes so that each person, service provider or department that needs access to your house, offices, storage closets,  and other secured areas can have their own unique access code.

Access Schedule

Control access times! Not everyone need full access all the time. Many affordable smart locks enable you to add schedule times to the codes you assign to only provide access at set times. So if you have a house cleaning service that only needs to enter your home one day a week, during specific times or a business with employees that only need daytime access and supply delivery personnel that only need access to your office building at nigh, simply set up individual access during those times.

Changeable Entry Codes

Make new codes not new keys! No more need for people to return keys or having to change locks and cut new keys every time a key is lost or an employee quits! Simply delete old codes and make new codes for new employees, friends or family members!

Access Alerts

Instant alerts and notifications! Want to be notified whenever a specific door is opened and by whom? Many door smart locks come with free apps that will send you alerts whenever a door is opened, who opened it and keep access records.

Home Door Keypad Deadbolt Install

Home Door Keypad Deadbolt Install

CallOrange Home and Business Locksmiths

CallOrange Home and Business Locksmiths

Home and Business Keypad Smart Locks Installed

Home and Business Keypad Smart Locks Installed

CallOrange provides 24/7 mobile door lock installation locksmith service

Improve security TODAY and have a keypad smart lock installed at your home or business! If you know exactly what type of lock and features you want, you can purchase the lock yourself and we'll install it for you. Not sure what will work for your door or what features are available for each lock? No problem. Call us and discuss your requirements with one of CallOrange's independent locksmith technician and we can make a recommendation, purchase the lock and then install the lock for you and show you how to use it. Techs are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to best fit your schedule for installations, upgrades and lock repairs at your convenience.

Door Lock Installation

Installing a New Door Lock

How do you change a lock on a door?

That’s a question we get a lot. Installing a new door lock, while not difficult, different locks, doors and uses may have different requirements and tools to do the job right. There are a few questions that need to be asked before that question can be answered:

  1. What type of door? Is this an outside door or inside door? Is the door made of wood, metal or a metal door with a wood core?
  2. Fresh or existing install? Is there already a lock on the door or will this be a fresh install on a new door or door that has never had a lock on it?
  3. What type of lock? Do you want to swap out an existing lock for the same type or is this an upgrade to a different style of knob, handle or lock? There are all kinds of new high-security locks and smart locks for the home with keypads and Bluetooth technology.
  4. Do you really need to change the lock? Many time you don’t need to replace the entire lock, you only need to replace the pins in the existing lock for it to work like new. This is called rekeying and can be done quicker and much more affordably that a complete lock replacement.
smart door lock installation
Smart electronic deadbolt and handle installation on wood door.

When purchasing and installing a new locks on your home front door there are more things to consider. Technology has taken us beyond the simple know and deadbolt for home security. There are now smart home locks with programmable keypads and wireless entry systems. DO you have family, friends or guests that need to get into your home while away? You may want a programmable keypad lock with individual codes for each person with alerts sent to your phone anytime the code is entered. Hate fumbling with keys? You can get Bluetooth smart locks that work with your smart phone and automatically unlock when approached.  And going beyond just the lock and handle; Need to see who is at the door whether your just in another room in your house or thousands of miles away on business? A doorbell camera with motion sensor can send you an alert and live video right on your mobile device wherever you are!

Common Lock Brands

  • Schlage
  • Kwikset
  • Mul-T-Lock
  • Yale
  • Baldwin
  • Modeco
  • Prime-Line
  • Everbuilt
  • LockState
  • Anderson

Types of Smart Locks

  • Kwikset Kevo Touch-to-Open
  • Kwikset Premis Touchscreen
  • Kwikset Z-Wave SmartCode
  • Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt
  • Schlage Connect Touchscreen
  • Schlage Connect with Alarm
  • Yale Assure Touchscreen
  • Ultraloq Touchscreen Bluetooth
  • Samsung Digital Fingerprint
  • Ardwolf Keyless
door handle smart lock
Door handle with smart electronic keypad deadbolt lock.

When you call us to have a technician come out to your home or business, these are some questions that you may want to consider ahead of time to help the process go smoothly. If you know what you want to do and what to purchase you can also buy your own lock and we can install it for you. If not, we can make a recommendation for you, purchase the lock, knob or handle and then install it for you. We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to best fit your schedule and make all upgrades, repairs and installation at your convenience.

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Home Door Security

5 Tips for Increasing Home Door Security

Tip #1 – Metal or solid wood door

The first defense in door security is to have a door that can’t be easily forced or kicked open. A strong solid wood door or metal door will make it difficult for a burglar to break through. As an additional layer of strength you can also install a steel security screen door on all exterior entryways.

Tip #2 – Door frame reinforcement

Most home doorways have a wood molding frame that can be easily broken. Installing metal reinforcement stripping around the frame along with hinge reinforcement and a heavy-duty strike plate can strengthen the frame preventing the door from being forced open.

Tip #3 – Deadbolt and high security locks

Installing a heavy-duty one-inch deadbolt (along with your reinforced door and frame) as a second lock along with a high-security rated door lock will help prevent burglars from picking or prying your locks open. Also, make sure there is minimal space between the door and frame to prevent the door from being pried open with a bar.

Tip #4 – Door jammers and bars

For extra protection while home or at night you can use security bars that either wedge against the door usually under the handle or a jammer that slides into place preventing the door from opening. On sliding doors it’s always recommended to place a bar behind the slider or/and install pin locks to prevent the door from opening. Remember that any device that keep people out may also trap you in an emergency. So always have an escape plan!

Tip #5 – Visual security

Video surveillance cameras and a simple peephole can both work as a burglar deterrents and as a security feature. Thieves approaching your home won’t be sure if they are being recorded or watched and may prefer to stay away. You also have the ability to see who is at your doorway without having to sacrifice security by opening the door before know who is there.

Want to increase your home security?

Install a home alarm & automation system. Monitor and control you video cameras, lighting, thermostat,  and receive security alerts all on your mobile device. Call us today about free equipment and installation with half price monitoring for only $29.99 per month with NO annual contract!

Call us today at (480) 823-8222.

Smart Home Alarm Security and Automation

CallOrange now offering alarm security and home automation service in Scottsdale, Arizona

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.Sept. 4, 2015PRLog — CallOrange.com, LLC, a promotion company of locksmith, alarms, and home automation services has announced that they are now offering alarm security and home automation service in Scottsdale, Arizona. Scottsdale is located in the eastern part Maricopa County just next to Phoenix. “As part of our service expansion we are offering free equipment and installation for all new customers.” says Yuvi Shmul, founder and co-owner of CallOrange.com. “With the free equipment and installation special we are currently offering combined with the low cost month-to-month, no annual contract monitoring service, customers can expect a savings of around $1,000.”

Advancements in home security and automation technology has significantly increased the value of what customer receive vs the low startup costs. “There really is no risk in getting a home security and automation system install in the home. With our free offer the only costs to the customer is a low monthly monitoring fee of only $29.99. And that monitoring service fee is month-to-month with no annual contract.”

With the home security and home automation market already topping 5.7 billion per year globally with expected growth to reach almost 13 billion by 2020*, the service offerings and equipment technology now available have become more affordable and accessible. With different companies offering complimenting services such as Alarm.com phone app and COPS monitoring’ central monitoring station services, customers are receiving a lot more value for a lot less money.

The free alarm system and home automation special offer that CallOrange is currently running is a limited time offer thought the Phoenix Metro area. If business continues to grow at its current pace CallOrange had indicated they may expand to other cities throughout Arizona and the Southwest.

*Industry financial reports are based on a Markets and Markets report published in January 2015. Equipment and monitoring services are  provided by COPS monitoring and Alarm.com with each company servicing over 1,000,000 customers. Anyone interested in finding out more about this offer or scheduling an appointment is encouraged to call (480) 823-8222 or visiting www.CallOrange.com.

About CallOrange.com and 24/7 Pro Locksmith, LLC

CallOrange.com LLC is a promotion company of locksmith, alarms, and home automation services, based in metro- Phoenix, Arizona. The Kia Soul wrapped vehicles of CallOrange can be seeing driving over 1,000,000 miles a year in Mesa, Apache Junction, Tempe, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Glendale, Peoria, Levine, Carefree and Maricopa, Arizona. 24/7 Pro Locksmith, LLC is an alarm, locksmith and home automation company, which passes about service 20,000 jobs a year. All jobs are performed by trained independent contractor technicians.

Transponder Vehicle Key

What is a transponder car key?

I’m sure you are familiar with how a key works. On a vehicle you slide a key into the ignition lock and if the the cuts on the key match the pins in the lock it will then allow you to turn the key and start the car.

A transponder key adds an extra layer of security. Auto manufacturers first started using transponders about 20 years ago. Before transponders it was cheap and easy to duplicate a key or even use a very similar key to start a vehicle. Now even if you have a correctly cut key that allows you to turn the ignition on the car, if the transponder code does not match, the car will not start.

So what exactly is a transponder? Transponder simply means to transmit and respond. In addition to needing the correct key, vehicles now have two additional devices, a microchip within the key and an immobilizer in the vehicle. You key now has a tiny microchip, usually placed within the plastic part of the key, that has a code that when the key is turned in the ignition receives a small charge that then sends the code via radio frequency to the computer within your car that, if correct, will turn off the immobilizer and the engine will start. If no code is sent or if an incorrect code is sent, even if you can turn the key, the vehicle will not start.

The introduction of the transponder key, while not perfect, greatly increased auto security. But that technology has also increased the complexity and cost for auto keys. Instead of having a new key made for a few dollars down at the local hardware store you now need a key with a microchip that can be programed correctly to your vehicle. This make cost hundreds of dollars and a trip to your local dealership.

What are the options if you lose your transponder key?

As mentioned, you can always go to your auto dealership to have a new key made and programed but this can be very costly and time consuming. It’s recommended that you always have a spare key for emergency situations. But in emergency situations when no spare key is available, CallOrange can help. Our mobile technicians can be at your location usually within a matter of minutes. We have the equipment to make you new keys and program transponder keys on-the-spot! We can make high-security laser cut keys and even program keyless entry systems!

 

Give CallOrange.com a call today at (480) 823-8222 for all your vehicle or home lock, alarm security, and home automation needs!!

Spare Key Treasure Hunt (just don’t make a map!)

Spare key treasure map

Under the welcome mat, above the door frame, inside a fake rock … we think we’re being clever when when it comes to hiding that spare house key but the reality is, if we’ve thought of it so have burglars!

In an ideal world we’d never forget our keys or lock ourselves out of the house (well, in an ideal world we wouldn’t need to lock out doors!) But If you’re like me it’s not a case of “if” I lock myself out but “when.” In that moment it’s great to know that the $35 ceramic garden gnome with a spare key holder was money well spent! Or was it?

When thieves prowl neighborhoods going house to house looking for an easy target, your garden gnome spare key holder just put your house at the top of the thieves easy target list! So what can you do to have your spare key and keep your house safe too?

Spare Key Treasure Hunt

Leave a key under the garden gnome, just not a key to your house! Leave a key to a locked shed, inside of which is another key to a locked toolbox or cabinet, inside of which you have hidden a spare key to your house. Even better is to make friends with a neighbor and leave the key to your house hidden in their shed! It’s a spare key treasure hunt that thieves would either not be able to figure out or not have the time to even try. Just don’t leave a map with an X marking the spot! 🙂

Make Friends with Your Neighbors

Another option to to leave a spare key with a neighbor or two. Make friends with neighbors you can trust and leave a spare key with them. You can also return the favor. An added benefit is that your neighbor can keep an eye on your house and access your house if needed while you’re away or on vacation.

Install a Keyless Entry System

Upgrade your home locks and security with a keyless entry system. There are affordable high security locks that can be easily installed that will allow access through either a keypad, fingerprint, or a phone app, some of which will even unlock your house as you walk up to the door without even taking the smartphone out of your pocket!

Whant more information about home automation and high-security locks that will increase the security of your home and safety of your family? Contact CallORange.com and we can review your options and provide you with a free estimate. Call us today at 480.823.8222.