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.

Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week Nationwide!

Mobile Mini Storage lockout service

Mobile Mini Portable Storage Container Lockout Service

Portable storage lockers are an effective and convenient way to protect valuables for both your business and home. High-security units such as Mobile-Mini’s “patented Tri-Cam Locking System® provides bank vault security” for your valuable possessions and protects them from would-be thieves. But, what do you do when your high-security portable storage container is keeping you out?

CallOrange Locksmith services is your answer!

Mobile Mini Storage lockout service

Our professional locksmith technicians are available 24/7 and only minutes away to assist you. We can open locked units, drill locks, cut locks, pick locks and then install new locks for you. Whether you lost the keys to your car and need to make new keys, are locked out of your home, locked out of your business safe or locked out of your portable secure containment unit and are unable to open it – we’re there to help!

Call us now at (480) 823-8222

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!

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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.