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Keyless Entry Locks

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by Chilliblue, 30th Nov, 2015.

  1. Chilliblue

    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    keys are difficult to carry around - would love them for all investment properties.
    The less clutter the better.
     
  3. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    Keyless entry would probably cut down on the work for a PM. No more callouts for lost keys.

    A guy I knew had a fingerprint lock installed and was very happy with it- and this was ten years ago. He put it in because his son had trouble using keys when he came home extremely drunk.
     
  4. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    May still get calls with people forgetting their codes? I wonder if you can reset it remotely? :p
     
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    If it was a fingerprint lock then they wouldn't be calling the PM if they had forgotten their fingerprint. I guess a combination lock could be handled with an SMS. They seem to be mechanical so couldn't be set remotely.

    Some of the combination locks start to show wear on frequently used numbers which would cut down heaps on the number of combinations an intruder would have to guess.
     
  6. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    RFID implants :)
     
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    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    If you coud insist that every tenant had one of these, your job would be so much easier.. sorry, um, their premises would be so much more secure.
     
  8. chylld

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    I have a Samsung one and it is very liberating - no longer worried about forgetting the keys (or even the RFID tags) as you can simply punch in your code to get back in. A lot easier and quicker to get in too especially when holding several bags of groceries, assuming you don't have internal garage access.
     
  9. BigKahuna

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    Chilli, I have the exact lock on my front grill. I love it. There are very easy instructions on setting the codes. It comes with a key if you forget the password. You can change the password at any time. If you forget the password, you can use the key and then set a new password. It requires batteries. I change mine every 18 months or so. It is water resistant. I would recommend it.

    Personally, I would install one on a rental property only if I knew that I had good tenants. In the hands of bad tenants, passwords can be forgotten, keys can still get lost. If you push in the wrong password a few times, it locks you out for a while. If tenants decide to unscrew and pull the lock apart to reset codes, they can mess up.

    I did some research when I purchased mine. Lockwood seemed to be the sturdiest and came with a good guarantee. They retail at about (from memory) $200 from Bunnings. They come up every now and then on Ebay for much cheaper.
     
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    I'm interested in getting one for my PPOR - any bang for buck recommendations?
     
  11. chylld

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    Samsung SHS-3120 is the one I have, $230 from eBay (new). Since moving out of my apartment (where I used it on my front door) I haven't installed it in my new house yet though as I'm thinking of getting the SHS-P718 push-pull model instead.
     
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    Combination, fingerprint, biometric, RFID?

    I don't have an answer, I'm also interested to know if anybody has experience with the different styles.
     
  13. noeliboy

    noeliboy New Member

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    I installed a "Lockwood Digital" 8 years ago on my front door which is a 40mm thick door. Never have to worry about front door keys, never malfunctioned, can change the code whenever I want, looks good. The current model is around the $200+ mark.
     
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    Our front door is lock-less at the moment and has been for several years (lock broke and we rarely use that door anyway so we just keep it barrel-bolted closed - it's a double door).

    I've been planning to explore what options we might have to put a smart lock on it, in instead of just replacing the traditional, so I'll be monitoring this thread for ideas.
     
  15. Chilliblue

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