Anyone purchased a keyless door lock recently? I have been thinking of
getting one for my house and don't know which to buy the prices seem to
vary I found this one
http://www.musicgraveyard.com/sitokeensy.html for 46.00 w/shipping
Looks like the same one here for 60.00 plus shipping
and this one for 70.00?
Anybody buy one of these seems worthwhile for 46.00 for those times
when you don't have the keys or need a neighbor or friend to check on
I have one more of a pain to program for one time use and in case of
power outage doesn't work
garage door is pretty slow then have to go out and use the code again
to relock just a pain
Travis Jordan wrote:
I had one made by Weiser, sold in Lowes for about 100 bucks.
Really liked it when I walked the dog, no keys no wallet,
Programming them is a bit of a challenge. Mostly cause you do not do it very
Even with premium batteries of the AA variety I changed the batteries every
8 months or so. If the batteries die you need a key or another entry into
If I ever stay in a house for more than a year I will buy them again
We bought the Weiser unit and put it on the door to the house from our
garage. Great to have when carrying something from the car and don't want
to fumble with finding the right key.
The kids often head out that way and don't have to worry about carrying
a key. The garage door uses a keypad to open, then the keypad to enter
The Weiser lock also lets you program in a second code, so if you have
to have any contractor come in, you can give them a code that you can
clear/change once the work is done without effecting your own day-to-day
I find I get about that length with budget-priced AA batteries. You do get
several days to a week of notice when the sound of it locking and unlocking
starts to get weak.
They sell around here for about C$120 (about US$100), but we bought ours
when someone had it on sale for C$90, so we went to the BORG and got them
to match it minus 10%.
"Never ascribe to malice what can equally be explained by incompetence."
I've used two different models in both houes I owned and liked them
Though I have a slight preference for the one I have now, which is
I previously had something similar to
http://www.lock-depot.com/scripts/prodview.asp?idProduct#9 but mine
was made by a company called Lockey.
I prefer the one I have now because it has more possible combinations,
which makes it more secure, and you can change the combination without
removing the faceplate off the lock. You must remove the faceplate on
the other one to change the combination.
I installed two of those $46.00 locks (at least, they look identical),
one on our home and one on our walk-in garage door, that I purchased on
e-Bay and they seem to work fine for the price. The reason I said "for
the price" is because they are made quite cheaply and I actually had to
make a repair on one of them before installing it.
If they are going to get used a lot I would NOT recommend them unless
you are handy and don't mind messing with them. I am just going to
purchase another one for a spare so I will have a matching one if one fails.
I have one made by Kwikset, which has wireless remotes and keypad. I've
been using these for about 6 years, and they work great. It's handy to be
able to unlock the door as you walk up, and it automatically locks after 30
seconds or so.
The remote can also control a light and certain garage doors.
They don't have it on their web site now, instead replacing it with a
non-remote keypad, probably made by Weiser.
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