Electronic locks, also widely known as an electric lock, is a type of locking mechanism that uses electric currents in order to function properly. Sometimes, they’re accompanied with an electronic control system that is linked to the lock itself, independent of any control from any others. However, you can also control the lock as a homeowner to both lock and unlock your electronic locks.
We also have an arsenal of electronic locks that can be controlled by a separate control system, which has some distinct advantage such as key control, where the homeowner has the complete freedom to add and remove keys without altering or paying for a lock rekeying service. As it sticks to its futuristic roots, it also has a feature known as transaction logging, where the activities of what time and day the lock was opened is transparent to the homeowner, therefore giving them the great benefits of access controls.
The mechanism of electronic locks are different compared to the normal spring bolt locks and their deadbolt counterparts. Unlike the aforementioned locks, electronic locks operate using solenoids, magnets, or motors in order for the lock to open, either by supplying electric current to the lock or by cutting off its supply. You also have the complete freedom to operate it with simple means, or using biometric-based control systems for added high security for your home or business.
Want to install an electronic lock for your new home? Are you planning to use electronic locks for your home or your business? Here at Sherlock Locksmith, our services are readily available for you around the clock! We have the two most popular types of electronic locks available for our customers who aim to get electronic locks installed for their homes and/or businesses:
Also known to some as a magnetic lock, or more popularly for its “maglock” alias, this type of electronic lock involves the use of a large electromagnet that is usually placed in the frame of the door, along with a mechanism known as a reciprocal armature. These types of locks are quite easy to operate and control, as it is only required for the door to be locked and the magnet to be powered in order for the armature to hold a strong connection to the magnet itself. The only known disadvantage of these types of locks is that one has to unlock the mag lock to gain access and to leave at the same time. Otherwise, these locks are known to be very resistant to intruders such as burglars and hooligans plotting to enter your home.
Electronic Strikes might be more familiar to you when they are called “Electric Strikes,” or “Electric Latch Releases.” These types of locks are usually installed best with a specific design, and in some cases, heavy modifications are required in the door frame in order for electric strikes to work the most efficiently. Designed to replace standard strikes, it works by engaging a strike opening with a solenoid, which can either hold the strike opening to be closed, or allow it to stay open.
Why Choose Electronic Locks?
Electronic locks, in general, provide a great number of benefits to every homeowner. However, when you put your trust in our reliable team of trusted, bonded, and insured locksmiths at Sherlock Locksmith, you can rest assured that you can maximize these benefits, with 100% customer satisfaction guaranteed every single time. Here are just some of the benefits installing electronic locks can give you:
Keyless, Hassle Free Entry: You can say goodbye to the times you had to be a worrywart about misplacing your keys, or intruders gaining access to your home. With our swift, efficient, and affordable electronic lock installation services, you can move forward with unlocking your home with a code known to you alone.
Access Your Door Lock Remotely: Not sure whether you’ve locked your door or not? Fear not! With the use of electronic locks, you can access your lock from anywhere.