by Robert Fox
Imagine how convenient it would be not to have to juggle your grocery or shopping bags, luggage, or anything else while you search for your front door key and try to jiggle it in the lock each time you come home.
This is what an electronic keyless deadbolt system can do for you. Yes, thanks to the electronic keyless deadbolt systems the future is here!
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However, with the safety of your family and belongings on the front line, no ordinary keyless deadbolt will do. You want a keyless deadbolt lock that will fit both your budget and lifestyle needs.
In this section, you will read detailed reviews of our favorite electronic keyless deadbolts available on the market, from such home security industry leaders as Schlage, Kwikset, Lockstate, and Yale.
However, before we move onto our reviews, we will discuss all the benefits of going keyless. We will also discuss the price differences between mechanical and electronic deadbolts.
Without further ado, let's get to it! We'll start by explaining why you should go with a keyless lock.
We should mention that most of these keyless deadbolts do have a keyed entry option, mainly because people still often do tend to want that option as well.
Electronic keyless deadbolts give us the ability to do something simple but amazing, which is to get in and out of our house without having to depend on the use of keys whatsoever; using instead our phone, or touchscreen or physical keypad to enter our custom code to gain entry or lock and secure our home.
Most keyless deadbolt locks are not only keyless and electronic, but also "smart".
This means that you can communicate with your deadbolt remotely via your smart device, such as a phone, ipad, or tablet.
Because of the level of security these deadbolts provide (ANSI Grades 1, 2 & 3), you can use them to guard anything from larger commercial operations, to using them to protect your home, to providing added protection to a work shed or even a closet inside your home. These locks are extremely multi-purpose.
Here is a video of the Yale Real Living Touchscreen Z-Wave Deadbolt, which is a prime example of this type of smart keyless technology in action…
Next, we discuss the price difference between standard and keyless locks.
Many homeowners decide not to go with electronic keyless deadbolts because they cost a bit more more than standard mechanical deadbolts.
However, any locksmith will tell you that electronic keyless deadbolts are actually relatively cheap considering the level of protection and number of features they provide for your home.
Depending on the model and class you want to buy, a mechanical deadbolt and installation will generally cost you anything from $100 to $250.
The majority of homeowners who had installed mechanical deadbolts to their homes reported paying around $200 per lock.
Electronic keyless deadbolts generally cost $100 to $200 more than mechanical ones.
David Helms, the owner of the highly-popular E&S Security and Locksmith from Carlotte, N.C., says that the installation of the deadbolt depends on several factors.
He explains that locksmiths generally charge $50 to 60$ for the trip, $40 to $50 for the deadbolt and $45 for drilling and installing the deadbolt on a wood door, or $50 for installing it on a metal door.
This means that a typical job costs $140 to $160 if you are installing a mechanical deadbolt. If you decide to go with electric keyless deadbolt, you will have to pay $100 to $200 more.
Most costumers decide to buy deadbolts at large home improvement stores because they generally cost 50 dollars less than what hardware stores sell them for.
Although electric keyless deadbolts are more expensive than the standard bolts, it is worth saying that they offer additional layers of protection and some cool high-tech features.
If you are worried about the installation costs, it it is worth reminding you that you might be able to recoup some of the installation costs through your insurance payments.
Many insurance agencies nowadays offer discounts for having keyless deadbolts installed in your home.
If you are still not ready to spend some extra money on electronic keyless deadbolts are you simply want to stick to the tradition you can go with mechanical deadbolts instead.
Next, we move onto out reviews. Here we review some of the best electronic keyless deadbolts which are growing in popularity each year.
Our list of best electronic keyless deadbolts is based on their features, popularity with verified users, and price. So, stay with us to find out more.
Onto the next one…
Next, we review Schlage Plymouth FE575.
Onto the next one!
The next lock on our list is the LockState LS-1500.
Click here to read our full review of the LockState LS-1500
Onto the next one!
Next, we review a smart lock made by Samsung.
Next, we review the top 3 deadbolt manufacturers.
In the past almost one hundred years, their popularity has only grown to the point where now they are well-known in the lock business as one of the premiere manufacturers of what many consider some of the finest home security products available
They have the awards to prove their worth, tallying up award after award over the years, some of which we have pictured on the right here.
Schlage deadbolt locks are known for their milled complex keyways which make their locks that much more secure, as well as their famous high security key and cylinder lines including Primus, Everest, as well as Everest Primus XP.
For the past 60 years, Kwikset has been one of the biggest names in locks and for good reason. Their home security products, as well as their customer service, is always getting the thumbs up by specialists and homeowners alike.
Many would argue that Kwikset actually pioneered the first speedy installation lock, hence their name.
In addition, Kwikset boasts some of the nicest locks to look upon, and they have said themselves that there isn't a home that a Kwikset lock can't improve the appearance of. These are no idle boasts, folks.
Kwikset, as you will see in our review section, do indeed make some of the most pleasing-to-the-eye deadbolts you will ever see, not to mention that Kwikset are also adept at not just keeping up with the latest trends in home security, but leading the way!
Yale bills themselves as "The World's Favorite Lock", which is a rather bold claim.
But that's the kind of claim you might make if you're a company who's been around since 1840 and invented the pin tumbler lock, followed by the perhaps even more significant pin cylinder lock.
With Yale, being a family business started by a genius locksmith and then passing their brilliance down through the generations until now, their quality really is unquestioned.
Here is a quick video to bring you up to speed with who Yale is and what they represent.
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About Robert Fox
Rob Fox is a former hydro worker who used to teach self defence in Miami for 10 years. He's currently enjoying his retirement, playing cribbage and golf with his buddies, locksmithing and home security in his spare time. Rob is an avid reader, and has even written a few books on the subject of self defence.